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Welcome To Year 3!


I am happy and excited to be starting a new school year with Year 3. I hope you had a great Summer, and you are all looking forward to starting the new school year. I hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. 


Your teaching team will be Miss Ghassempour, Mrs Wood and Mrs Questa. Mrs Wood will be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Questa will teach Year 3 on a Tuesday afternoon. PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please continue to scroll down for further information regarding our PE coverage.


We are committed to safeguarding; if you have any concerns about the well being of a child in school please contact a member of staff.


Key Information


PE days this term are Tuesday and Thursday. We will be doing dance and gymnastics. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit


We will aim to change school books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 


Gymnastics / Dance / Indoor Games

Plain black shorts.

White school PE T-shirt provided by KoolKidz or a white round necked or polo T-shirt.

Outdoor Games

School tracksuit provided by KoolKidz or a plain black tracksuit.

White PE T-shirt provided by KoolKidz or a white round necked or polo T-shirt.

White or black trainers


When the weather is colder/wetter, please send your child in their tracksuit so they can keep warm at break and lunchtimes.

Staff Photos-updated shortly

Upcoming Events

Tuesday 5th September - Children return to school


 Thursday 21st September - Recorder lessons with Mrs Meek will start.




Latest News


We have lots of very exciting learning ahead of us... watch this space for our latest news!


Homework Expectations-Please see the front of Learning Logs


Every Week the Learning Log homework will be stuck into your child's Learning Log. On there will be Maths, English and Topic work,  We also ask that you practise spellings with your children from their Read Write Inc. spelling log books, which should go home every night and then come back to school the following morning.


Topic homework will be shared with the class. Completed homework will be shared with the class or marked in the way highlighted on the learning log page. We will go through the maths and English homework during the maths and English lesson on the due date and any questions can be asked then. It is really important that the homework is completed and in class on the due date to ensure we can go through it with the work in front of the children so that we can help with any questions.


Please make sure all work goes into the Learning Log and is stuck down. If your child has made a large piece, such as a model, that won't stick into the Learning Log, please leave a space and we will put a photo of the work there instead.

Curriculum this half term



Our Topic this half term will be Volcanoes and Earthquakes


I can describe how volcanoes are created

I can locate and name some of the world's most famous volcanoes.

I can describe how earthquakes are created.

I can name a number of countries in the northern hemisphere

I can use an atlas to find places

I can use grid references on a map

I can use the basic Ordnance Survey map symbols

I can name and locate the capital cities of neighbouring European countries. 




Recounts, Descriptive narrative writing-focus on characters and settings, non-chronological reports

Can I use the correct tense in my writing?

Can I write narrative with a clear structure, setting and plot?

Can I use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions?

Can I begin to use paragraphs?

Can I express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions?

Can I use headings and sub headings correctly?

Can I edit, redraft and check my writing? 




Number and place value

-Count from zero in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100

- Find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

-Recognise the place value of each digit in 3 digit numbers

-Compare and order numbers up to 1000

-Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words


Addition and subtraction

-Add and subtract numbers mentally including 3 digit and 1s, 3 digit and 10s, 3 digit and 100s

-Begin to use the formal methods for addition and subtraction up to 3 digits


Perimeter and statistics

-To know the perimeter is the distance around the outside of shapes.

-Measure the sides of 2D shapes and add them together to find the perimeter. 

-Read information set out in a table, bar chart or pictogram

-Present information in a table, bar chart or pictogram. 




In Science this term we will be looking at Rocks and Fossils.

I can compare and group rocks based on their appearance and physical properties, giving a reason.

I can describe how fossils are formed.

I can describe how soil is made

I can describe and explain the difference between sedimentary and igneous rock.  



I can use the Internet safely, understanding the risks associated with Internet use

I can find relevant information by browsing a menu

I can search for an image, copy it and paste it into a document

I can use 'Save picture as' to save an image to the computer

I can copy and paste text into a document

I can use note taking skills to decide what to copy into my own work


RE-updated shortly

We will be launching our new RE Curriculum on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September. 



This half term, both PE lessons will be team teaching lead by a dance coach and a gymnastics coach. 



Introductions about myself. 


PSHCE/British Values-Updated shortly

Keeping Safe and Managing Risk: Bullying - see it, say it, stop it

End of Year 3 expectations for Reading, Writing and Maths

Questions to ask your children when reading at home