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Welcome to Year 3 - Summer Term

Mrs Pinkerton with Mrs Hunt


Celebrating our Wild and Wonderful World

This Summer term, we will be exploring and learning about our wonderful world through the topic of Rivers, including investigating the journey of a river from source to sea in Geography, reading the Wind in the Willows in English and studying the art of Monet.


Our Science work this term will explore flowering plants and their function in the plant life cycle. We we will also explore light and shadows. Our P.E. this term is on Monday (Athletics) and Thursday (Rounders). 




For further information on the curriculum this Summer term, please take a look at the parent curriculum leaflet below.


Snacks and lunch

  • Children are allowed to bring in a piece of fresh or dried fruit to eat at break time. 

  • If you bring in a packed lunch, please ensure it does not include products containing nuts, fizzy drinks or sweets; you may bring a small packet of crisps or a small chocolate-covered biscuit.

  • Children are encouraged to have a bottle of water in the classroom to keep hydrated and help maintain concentration.

  • Absolutely NO NUTS in school please.


  • For children with long hair, please make sure it is fully tied back using a green or hair-coloured band. 
  • No jewellery is allowed except a watch and stud earrings, both of which must be removed for P.E. (earrings covered with tape if they cannot be removed). If your child wears a religious adornment, please let me know.


It is important that you hear your child read as often as possible, ideally every day. The children are responsible for changing their own reading book daily (when necessary).  The focus in year 3 is to enhance and apply their knowledge of root words (prefix/suffix), develop positive attitudes to reading and understand a range of texts (narrative, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books) by asking questions, drawing inferences from actions with evidence, predicting what might happen and participating in class discussions.


The children can also read newspapers (First News is excellent for children), magazines (The Week Junior), watch CBBC Newsround (there are 5 minute round-ups daily) and ask questions! As Dr Seuss said, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go."


In addition to their reading book, Bug Club (Active Learn Primary) has several books allocated at each reading band.  Read the books carefully, discuss with someone at home and answer the questions on each bug. 



Times Tables

Times tables are really important in year 3. The children will be learning times tables songs and playing games. Please revisit these as often as you can with your children at home using the links below.


The children also have access to Times Tables Rockstars via the homework page. I will set specific times tables for practice as part of their homework but children should feel free to use the site as often as they like!

Useful websites