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Year 3 2019-20

Welcome to Year 3


This half term we will use the popular children's story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl as a stimulus for creating our own exciting writing.  We will focus on persuasive and instructional writing as well as narrative writing and developing our SPaG skills, 

We will also link Wonka's factory to Design Technology.  We will research, analyse and evaluate existing products and then design and create our own for his factory based on a given design brief.  Additionally Maths will be linked  to this by conducting market research on our ideas and then creating tally, pictograms and graphs to show our findings.


Maths will also focus on multiplication, division and money this half term.  After each lesson questions will be available for children to bring home for additional practise.  These will not be given out, children are welcome to take these from the draw as often as they wish.  There is still a range of questions from last half term available that children can continue to take to consolidate their learning and confidence.


For more information on what we will cover this half term, please see the medium term plan at the bottom of this page.


If you have any queries please contact me via the email address.


Thank you

Mrs Gibson


Additional Information

PE will be on a Monday and Tuesday this half term.  However, please ensure a named school PE kit and trainers are in school all week to allow for any changes to this.  Please note PE can be outside and therefore appropriate clothing and water bottles will be required.


Fruit is not provided in Key Stage 2 so please ensure your child has a snack with them if required for morning break.  We do not have a break in the afternoon.


Learning at home

Children are expected to read regularly throughout the week, 20 minutes per day is suggested.  Although school readers should be read to an adult, any additional 'own choice' books which have been read for 20 minutes or more can also be logged in the reading record and signed by an adult.  Children can collect rewards for regular reading throughout the year. 


Spellings will be updated on Spelling Shed and added to the website on a Friday and should be practised for the following Friday. 


Learning Log suggestions linked to our topic our suggested below for children wishing to extend their learning at home.


Spelling Shed and Timetables Rockstars are to be completed a minimum of 3 times per week in addition to regular reading.  Please note this is to be done on three separate occasions not three games during one login.



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African Dancing

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Chinese Story Telling Workshop

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