Year 3 Summer Term 2018

03/05/18: Thank-you for joining us on Tuesday 1st May for our Year 3 Class Assembly. We really enjoyed performing for you all and appreciate the support from everyone who came to watch. We really are stars in the making!

This half term in Year 3

English In our English lessons, we will be writing our own set of instructions before moving onto poetry.

We have already briefly looked at the poems of Michael Rosen – including “I Was Born In The Stone Age” which was performed by Harry at our Year 3 Class Assembly.

Maths In Maths, we will continue to learn our times tables. The children should now be learning their times tables starting with 2’s, 10’s and 5’s moving onto 3’s, 4’s and 8’s.  It is also important that children learn the associated division facts.

The school have recently purchased a Trial of Times Tables Rockstars, which the children have thoroughly enjoyed exploring in class. A letter containing your child’s logins has been sent home.

As well as weekly times table tests, we will continue to follow the Abacus scheme of work.

PE Indoor: Circuit Training

Outdoor: Team Games and Competitive Games.

Please can you make sure that your child has a pair of trainers or PE pumps in school especially for Thursday’s lesson.

Science Magnets and Forces – We will be exploring the properties of magnets & magnetic materials and applying our knowledge of how different things can move. We will be conducting lots of experiments in class and using Education City to develop our learning even further.
Geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes – We will learn what a volcano is and why it erupts. We will also learn the advantages and disadvantages of living nearby a volcano.  We look briefly at how the Earth’s surface moves and causes earthquakes.
Art & DT – Creating a Stone Age Cave Painting using natural coloured paints and cray pas.

– Designing our own Mosaics for the garden including Manchester Bees

RE Rules for Living – We will be discussing the importance of rules with an emphasis on the Christian value of justice and responsibility.
Music In Music this term we will continue learning how to play the Recorder. The children will learn how to play in unison and how to maintain their part within a round. They will also begin to read simple music from the stave.

We are also practising lots of new music and songs that we will then perform with the Halle Orchestra. We are SO excited! Parents will be receiving an invite to join us for this event. Watch this space!

 PSHE Going for Goals and aspirations.
Computing Using the laptops to create Word documents, manipulating and inserting text, colour, pictures and considering presentation techniques.

We are currently in the process of designing our own leaflet for our upcoming performance with the Halle Orchestra. We will be developing our skills on Microsoft Publisher during this half term.


PE: PE lessons take place on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a pair of trainers or PE pumps in school. PE kits including a pair of shorts and a t-shirt are supplied by the school.

Homework: Homework is sent home on Fridays. All homework books are expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Reading Books: Reading books must be signed and dated by a parent before they are changed by ourselves. Children should aim to read for 5 minutes a night.

Bug Club, Education City & Times Tables Rockstars: All letters and login details have been sent home for this. If you are having any trouble with passwords or logging on, please let us know and we’ll look into it for you.

Picture Gallery

Friday 27th April 2018: We had a very arty afternoon – exploring natural coloured paints and cray pas to create our own Stone Age Cave Paintings.


Wednesday 28th February 2018: Today, we were invited to plant some trees at Warwick Road Playing Fields in Failsworth. The team talked to us about the importance of trees and what they needed to grow happily and healthily. We had a fun afternoon planting trees and playing in the snow. We hope to revisit and see how the trees are developing soon.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Parr and Miss Pointon