j Y3 - Barnton


Welcome back Y3.  We are really excited to get started on this half term's topics!

In ENGLISH our quality text is Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. In this charming book we get to travel 20,000 years into the past and discover what life as a caveman was like in prehistoric times.


In MATHS we will continue to focus on addition and subtraction, moving on to formal methods and word problems.  We will also continue to focus heavily on times tables.  Please keep learning them at home!


Our SCIENCE topic for this half term is Rocks. We will be learning about different types of rocks and comparing and grouping them based on their appearance and simple physical properties.  We will also be looking at how fossils are formed.


In HISTORY our new topic is Bronze, Stone and Iron Age.  We will be focusing on the Stone Age and will be learning about Stone Age cave paintings, Stone Age Homes and Stone Age Food.

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In PE we will be focusing on judo and hockey.  Judo will take place on Tuesdays and hockey 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 we will be learning all about Religious Artefacts and Advent/the Christmas story.


In FRENCH we will learn how to introduce ourselves, as well as looking colours, days of the week and months of the year.


 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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