j Y3 - Barnton

Hello and welcome to Y3! Miss Shaw and Mrs Grocott cannot wait to get started on our topics this half term!

In ENGLISH our quality text is The Dragon Machine by Helen Ward. With beautiful illustrations by Wayne Anderson, this touching story about a lonely boy with a passion for dragons, shows the power of the imagination to free the spirit, and highlights the importance of friendship.

Dragon Machine

In MATHS we will continue to re-visit and consolidate what we learned in Y2, particularly in relation to place value, addition and subtraction.  We will also be focusing heavily on times tables.


Our SCIENCE topic for the first half term is light. We will be learning all about light sources and will be conducting investigations to find out whether we can see in the dark and why shadows change size.


In GEOGRAPHY our new topic is Our place in the world.  We will be looking at where we live and how this relates to the wider world. We will also be taking a Geography field trip to the River Weaver to observe and record the human and physical features in our local area. 


In PE we will be focusing on football and gymnastics.  Football will take place on Mondays and gymnastics will take place on Thursdays. Please make sure your child has their indoor and outdoor kits in school every day in case either of these change.



In RE our focus will be Christianity: Why is the Bible important? We will be learning about the Bible and will consider why it is such an important book for Christians.

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In FRENCH we will be revising numbers and learning how to introduce ourselves to others. We will also be singing French songs and playing French games.



Homework, spellings and reading.
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 a Monday and the tests will take place on the following Friday. 

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. 


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


Miss Shaw and Mrs Grocott

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