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Class 3

WELCOME TO YEAR 3 2023-24!

We have had a very successful Spring term and I hope your child is eager to return for a fun filled Summer term! Please find below some information on what we will be covering during this term and the knowledge organisers that will help your child understand some of the vocabulary and key concepts.



This term, we have a jam-packed curriculum of exciting learning opportunities including:

English: We will be focusing on play scripts this term and having a go at writing our own based on the traditional tale 'Hansel and Gretel'. We will also be looking at characterising speech in an extended narrative of the same story. After looking at the features of a persuasive text we will be writing our own leaflet to persuade people to visit a chosen country.

Maths: Fractions including unit and non unit fractions of an amount, money, time, shape and statistics.

RE: Worship and sacred places where we will be learning about where, how and why people worship? In the second half of the summer term we will be looking at inspirational people from the past.  What can we learn from inspiring people in sacred texts and in the history of religions?

People Skills:  Our topic is Safety and the changing body where we will be looking at first aid, cyber bullying and influences

We will look at difficult challenges and achieving success, recognising and trying to overcome obstacles and managing feelings.


Science:    Light and Shadows                                                            

This project teaches children about light and dark. They investigate the phenomena of reflections and shadows, looking for patterns in collected data. The risks associated with the Sun are also explored.

History: Emperors and Empires

In the Emperors and Empires project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.

Art: Beautiful Botanicals

This project is linked to Emperors and Empires. 

This project teaches children about the genre of botanical art. They create natural weavings, two-colour prints and beautiful and detailed botanical paintings of fruit.

D&T: .Greenhouses

This project is linked to Emperors and Empires. 

This project teaches children about the purpose, structure and design features of greenhouses, and compares the work of two significant greenhouse designers. They learn techniques to strengthen structures and use tools safely. They use their learning to design and construct a mini greenhouse.


Music: Bringing us together and Reflect, Rewind and Replay

This is a six-week Unit of Work. All the learning in this unit is focused around one song: Bringing Us Together - a Disco song about friendship, peace, hope and unity.

Reflect, Rewind and Replay consolidates the learning that has occurred during the year. All the learning is focused around revisiting songs and musical activities, a context for the History of Music and the beginnings of the Language of Music.

French:  Bon anniversaire, Encore! Quelle heure est-il? We will be gaining further knowledge of the French language and developing skills in communicating. 

Please find new Knowledge Organisers for some of the above subjects at the bottom of this page. It would be really useful as an extra homework task to read these through with your child to gain further knowledge about the subject topics we are learning.



Alongside myself (Mrs Doel), Mr Mazzotti will be teaching  People Skills and Miss Jackson will be teaching PE to the class on a Thursday afternoon. 



The ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour system will continue as usual across the school with children starting each morning and afternoon on a green card. Class Dojos can be earned by children for doing what is expected throughout the day, with Class Dojos of the Week being displayed in the class. Each Friday the Dojo winner of the week and runner up will receive a certificate  .

Platinum Cards are awarded for going way above and beyond and for really wowing! A certificate and prize will be presented in Thursday’s Celebration Assembly in front of the whole school. House points are also awarded for Platinum Cards and they will be displayed on the website Platinum page.

Yellow cards serve as a warning for not behaving as expected and red cards will be given if this warning is not heeded. If your child receives a red card, you will be informed, a break time will be missed to reflect on the behaviour, the incident will be logged and house points will be deducted.



For information on homework, please go to the Homework link at the top of the page.


Weekly Timetable  Please note that this is subject to change on a weekly basis. English, maths, spellings and story will remain constant.