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Welcome to Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3: Our topic this term is Rainforests.

In year 3, we welcome the children as they begin a new journey in their school life. We understand that the transition from infants to juniors can be a difficult one, so we make it as smooth as we can to allow the children to settle quickly into their new school environment.


Throughout year 3, we study a range of genres through our text choices, such as Ug, Stone Age Boy, and a favourite with all the children, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Opportunities are provided for the children to write a range of genres and they are encouraged to develop in varied styles. All our texts are linked with our IPC topics, which begins with Footprints from the past, about Dinosaurs and Prehistoric life, and finishes off very nicely with Rainforests and Chocolate (which all the children enjoy).

Please click below to read and enjoy our dinosaur book written and read by Zahra and Kayden.

In maths, we are reviewing our understanding of key mathematical skills that have been developed in Key Stage One. New mathematical strategies are then taught, moving the children towards written methods and the use of more effective strategies.

We also have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons in the Spring and Summer terms.

A range of techniques are used to ensure lessons are full of energy and depth, and also allow all children to access the curriculum, and running throughout all our lessons are the IPC Personal Goals (including respect, communication, thoughtfulness and cooperation), which help all the children to become well-rounded individuals.

Curriculum Targets

Please find attached the targets year 3 are working towards this year.    The work towards achieving these targets will be covered in school but you can also help your child by checking their homework and looking for evidence of their targets in what they do.  Also please ensure they read to an adult every night.  If you have any questions about these targets please speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Lomax.


Homework is now set on GSuite.

Yearly planner and topic letters