j Y3 - Barnton

Wow, we cannot believe we have reached the second half of the Summer Term. We have so much to fit in... let's get started!  

In ENGLISH our quality text is Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks. Fox is a meeting tale, which tells the story of two friends, Dog and Magpie, whose lives are turned upside down by the arrival in the Bush of Fox.


In MATHS we will start the term looking at Time before moving on to Shape and Measurement (Volume and Capacity).

       clock           shape            capacity


In SCIENCE our new topic is Forces and Magnets. The children will be learning all about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. 


In HISTORY we will be looking at The Romans and their impact and influence on the United Kingdom.    


In PE we will be playing Rounders and taking part in Adventure Games. PE will usually take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays but please have your outdoor kit in school every day, as times can, and do, change.



Our new topic in RE will be Christianity - Caring for Creation.  We will learn all about what Christians feel their responsibilities are in relation to looking after our environment.


Dates for the diary
Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th June – Let's Walk
Friday 15th June - Inspire Day
Thursday 21st June - Forces and Magnets workshop

English and maths homework will continue to be set every Wednesday and is due back in on the following Monday.

Spellings and times tables tests will be sent home on Monday and the tests will take place on the following Friday. Children will have 5 spellings to learn at home. These spellings will be taken from the year 3 and 4 spelling list and from the Y2 common exception words list. We will learn an additional 5 spellings in school. This means that the test on Friday will be out of 10.

We expect all children to read at least 4 times per week at home. They will also read in school with an adult at least once a week. 

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If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us, either by noting it in your child’s planner or calling school.


Mrs Grocott and Mr Sharples.