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Welcome to year 3!

Footprints from the Past 

Our topic for this term is 'Footprints from the Past'. This unit is based around the theme of dinosaurs and we will be learning about the different theories as to why the dinosaurs died out, about the different time periods that they lived, how to make a timeline and about fossil hunters from around the world. To kick start the topic we went dinosaur digging! We had to use paint brushes and chisels to clean off our discoveries like real life archaeologists. Throughout the term we are going to be travelling back in time as they explore the main dates, events and characteristics of the Jurassic period!


In English this term we will be focusing on the book 'Ug' by Raymond Briggs. Through this book, we will be focusing on the English skills needed to write letters and the skills needed to write an effective description. In addition to this, we will also be focusing on the use of conjunctions to create cohesion in our writing and on similes.


In maths we are focusing on place value and the 4 operations. We will be looking at different representations of number and thinking about we can develop our reasoning skills. 


Our topic for this term in science is Rocks. We will be looking at the three different types of rocks, igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary and how they are formed. On top of this we will be classifying rocks into different categories and how we can use these to further understand their properties.



Under 8's Sports Event at Lingfield College

On Friday 13th September, Year 3 were invited to Lingfield College along with several other local schools to join in with their under 8s sports taster afternoon. They took part in various sporting events including: netball, golf, hockey, crcket and football. It was fantastic to watch the children try new sports and they showed real resilience and determination. The afternoon finished with a delicious afternoon tea in the pavillion!

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Please click below to find out what Year 3 will be learning about this term. 


Homework will be sent out on Thursday and should be returned to school on Tuesday. The homework menu allows children to choose which homework they would like to do each week based on what subject interests them the most.  Please date the menu to show which homework has been completed each week.

Reading Records are to be in school every day whether your child has read or not, this is so we can record any comments that we may have during Guided Reading sessions. Reading books may be changed daily if the Reading Records have been signed by an adult to show a book has been read. All Reading Records are checked on regularly to ensure that children are reading at home.