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Class 3 - you have been working so diligently with your remote learning this week. It has been a fantastic effort by you all so thank you for all your hard work.  A big THANK YOU to your parents and carers as well for making sure you are on Teams at the right time and for any assistance they have given you with your work.  There will be weekly spellings coming out on Friday but, as a thank you to you all, I have decided not to set any other homework this week. I hope you can enjoy the additional time this gives you to do something fun. 

Welcome to Year 3 - Autumn Term

Mrs Pinkerton with Mrs Hunt, Miss Bohdjalian and Mrs Jans


The Time Machine

Throughout this Autumn term, we will be exploring and learning through our topic: The Time Machine





We will be learning about Prehistoric Britain (the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age) and a creative cross-curricular approach will be used to bring this topic to life. In English, we will explore the texts, Stone Age Boy and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and, in Geography, discover the significance of Stonehenge and Skara Brae. 


P.E. this term will be on Thursday and Friday. The children should come into school dressed in appropriate P.E. kit on those days. Please ensure your child has warm clothing (school hoodie, tracksuit bottoms and t-shirt) for outdoor P.E. and suitable trainers. If the weather is wet we will use the indoor hall.


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


What are we learning this term?

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 - I will be reviewing the results. 



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