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Year 3

Year 3 pupils…

We hope you had a fantastic summer and welcome back!

Save the date! Our class trip to the Chiltern Open Air Museum will take place on Monday 9th October. We will be taking part in the life in the Stone Age and tool making workshops, packed with activities. A letter to parents will be sent home in the first week of term.

Our theme this term is the Stone Age and Bronze Age. We will study the earliest humans: their homes and shelters, looking in detail at the settlements of Star Carr and Skara Brae; their diet and how the menu changed once we became farmers; and research perhaps the most famous ancient monument in England – Stonehenge. In science, our topic is animals including humans. We shall become specialists who know all about nutrition, diet, muscles, bones, joints and movement. In maths we will recap place value, moving on to mental strategies for addition and subtraction and then written strategies including column method.

PE lessons take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has their kit in school on these days.

A homework sheet goes home on Mondays, due in the following Monday. One side is grammar-based and the other maths. This work is extra practice at something we have already covered in class the same week. If your child has any difficulty remembering a method or vocabulary please do let me know – feedback is valuable and I can recap to ensure understanding. We mark homework as a class on a Monday afternoon.

There is an expectation that pupils read a colour scheme book at least three times per week, if possible to an adult, and change their scheme book at least once per week. Reading is the foundation of all other learning – excellence in almost any academic subject requires strong reading. It is the single most important skill you can practise with your child. Many thanks for your support with this key skill for life.

Mrs Thomas, Mrs Collings, and Mrs Stacey

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