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Year 3 Autumn Term


Welcome to Year 3!

It’s been lovely to see the children back in school over the last week or so. They have worked hard and settled into Year 3 well so far. The children this year will be working with myself and Mrs McWhinnie. We wish them all a happy and successful year.


This half term, we have many exciting things planned. Our first topic is ‘The Mediterranean’.  We will be answering the question ‘why do so many people go on holiday to the Mediterranean?’, learning to speak Spanish with our new Spanish teacher and even tasting some of our own Mediterranean dishes. Delicious!


In the second Autumn half term, we will study what makes the world angry! We will be looking at volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis!

In science we will be investigating our daily nutrients, the bones in our bodies and our mighty muscles, also after half term we will be learning about rocks and how they form under out feet!


In English this half term, children will be looking at the story ‘Grandad’s Island’. Lots of our written work will be based on this text. Alongside this we will enjoy sharing a class novel, which is ‘The Twits’ currently. The children are loving this story. And we will continue to practice our comprehension skills, handwriting skills and practice weekly spellings and improve our grammar!


In Maths we will be covering a range of topics including counting, partitioning, securing number facts and place value.

Reading and library books and reading records must be in school every day. Children should be reading at home at least twice a week and having their reading record signed.


Homework will be given to the children on a weekly basis including spellings and times tables.


P.E. will be each Wednesday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child is equipped with the correct P.E. kit (including an outdoor kit) and that it is brought to school on their P.E. days.  All uniform and PE kits, including pumps, should have names in them. If your child wears earrings then they need to be removed for these lessons.


As usual, if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact myself or Mrs McWhinnie. J

Time Table for home schooling

Hello, I hope you’re all okay! I have made a timetable for you to follow which looks similar to the one we follow at school. The first session ‘PE’ is the Joe Wicks online tutorial which he is doing live from 9-9:30am, I have added the link below. In English they can be doing online/paper activities and the same with Maths such as Time Table Rockstars. In the afternoon, ‘other activities’ could include cooking/baking/gardening/history/geography/religious studies, anything you feel would suit your days but also to be educational for them. I know this is a crazy time but please do not feel like you can’t message me. There are lots of online things you can find them, for example, if you go to Year 3’s class page on Arundale’s website there are some links at the bottom. If there is anything else at all, please drop me a message and I will try my best to help! Keep positive and keep smiling J

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