j Y3 - Barnton

Welcome to the second half of the Spring Term. This is a short but action packed term and Miss Shaw and Mrs Grocott cannot wait to get started on our new topics.

In ENGLISH our quality text is Seal Surfer by Michael Foreman. A boy and his grandfather watch as a baby seal is born on the rocks near their home and from that day a special friendship is created between them. Despite his disability, the boy is a keen surfer, and he enjoys many afternoons surfing with the seals. One day, however, he gets into trouble in rough seas, and the young seal saves him. Their friendship brings happiness and meaning at the important stages of the boy's life.

 Seal Surfer

 In MATHS we will be looking at measurement. We'll be starting off with money, before moving on to length and perimeter.

  money 1                perimeter


In SCIENCE we will continue with our topic of Animals including humans. We will be learning why nutrition is important and what types of foods animals, including humans, need in order to thrive. We will also be looking at skeletons and identifying and naming bones.


In HISTORY we will be looking at Ancient Egypt. We will be learning all about life in Ancient Egypt including the daily life of an average Egyptian, the role of the River Nile, mummies, Tutankhamun, Egyptian Gods and so much more!!!


In PE we will be swimmingPlease make sure your child has their swimming kit in school every Thursday!


 In RE we will continue to look at Islam. We will be learning all about the Quaran  and why it is such an important and significant book for Muslims. 


 In FRENCH we will be revising how to say who we are and how old we are. We will also be looking at colours, names of fruit and the days of the week.



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. 

Table Sprin 2 2018

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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