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Termly Learning Focus

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are very much looking forward to Term 1 in Year 3. We are excited to be reading “The Incredible Book-Eating Boy” by Oliver Jeffers and producing our own narrative version of the story in our Literacy lessons. In Maths, we will be starting with place value and familiarising ourselves with basic number facts as well as practising our times tables.

Across the rest of the curriculum, we are growing our learning in:



Art/Design Technology




Animals, including humans

The Stone Age

Food Technology

Connecting computers

Three Little Birds - Recorder

Indoor – Boot Camp

Outdoor -Football


In addition, we will be spending time in the school library to get to know different authors and become familiar with different types of books which will help with our writing in literacy lessons.

How can you help your child at home?

Daily reading at home remains an important part of your child’s learning and is essential if your child is to progress across the curriculum. Reading journals must be in school every day so adults can use them to record when they read with the children. This year your child will come home with a library book, please enjoy it, and talk about it with your child.

Homework engagement will be checked every Friday by an adult in their class. Homework this term will be Spelling Shed, TT Rockstars and Reading 3X a week.

This term we would like you to read a new book and complete a Book Review for it. It could be a simple Book Review or something more creative, a poster, designer t-shirt or even a 3D one. We would love to use these as recommendations for books to read this year.

Indoor P.E will take place on a Monday and outdoor PE on a Friday this term for both classes. Please note these days may change but you will be given notice.

This term, children are expected to come to school on PE days wearing their PE kit. This consists of a pair of trainers/plimsolls, a different white t-shirt other than their school t-shirt, dark coloured shorts/jogging bottoms and a jumper. Children with long hair will be expected to tie it up for PE due to health and safety reasons and children with earrings should ensure that they are removed on PE days.

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Thank you

Year 3 teachers

Mrs Carroll, Mrs Jardine and Miss Garley