Year 3W

year 3


Teacher: Mrs H. Wain

Teaching Assistant: Mrs A. Shaw

Our topic this term…

Into the factory!

Image result for the chocolate factory

Our work this term will be based on Roald Dahl and his book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

In Literacy we will write biographies, stories, character and setting descriptions, all based on 'Charlie and the Chocolate factory'. Children will have an opportunity to create their own weird and wonderful character.

Year 3 have an exciting visit to Cadbury's world planned on Tuesday 10th October. Following this visit, we will be creating our own chocolate and writing instructions.

We will be following the abacus scheme in Maths to learn how to solve problems using different calculations. Our times table focus will be on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Children have the chance to earn their gold badge if they can recall all multiplications and the related division facts for each time table.

  • Science: In Science we will be learning about forces and magnets. In the second half of the term, we will learn about animals, including humans.
  • History: In History, we will conduct a study of Roald Dahl. As a stand-alone topic, we will learn about the Stone Age.
  • Geography: In Geography, we will study different maps and create our own, locating where Cadbury’s World is.
  • Art and DT: In Art, will explore the work of the famous artist Quentin Blake and use his style in our own art work. We will also design and create our own chocolate.
  • ICT: In ICT, we will develop our coding skills and learn how to debug a programme.
  • Music: In Music, we will develop our singing skills, focussing on the song ‘Let Your Spirit Fly’
  • PE: Our PE topics for the following terms will be football and hockey. After this children will develop skills for basketball.

PSHCE: Topics that we will cover are: The caring school, feelings, friends and friendships and loss, separation and relationships.

RE: In RE, we will focus on what is important to us.


PE Days- Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday

Remember on your way to school…


Reading diary, reading book


Reading diary, reading book


Homework, PE kit, reading diary (to be handed in today), scheme book (in the wallet) and reading book.


Reading diary, reading book, PE kit


Reading diary, reading book


Remember on your way home…

Maths homework will be sent home on a Friday. Please hand this back in on a Wednesday, placing it in box in the classroom.  On the first Friday of every month, a reading comprehension homework will be sent out instead of the Maths homework.                


Spelling rules will be taught and tested in class through the Read, Write, Inc spelling scheme. I will also send a copy of the year 3/4 common exception words for you to practise with your child at home.   


The scheme book is changed every Wednesday and handed back out on the same day. You are welcome to change your child's individual reading colour band book any day of the week before and after school. The individual colour band books are located in the classroom on top of the children's drawers.

The more times your child reads at home, the further they will proceed along the reading race track, which is situated in our classroom, behind the large bookshelves. They can also earn certificates for the amount of times they read. Our school target is for your child to read at least three times a week at home- if they achieve this target they will receive a team point.                                                                                                                                       

 PE Kit                                     

Children will need to wear black shorts and a white t-shirt for PE. They will need to bring trainers or pumps during the summer term. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed or plasters/ micropore tape needs to be provided.

Dates for your diary:

Tuesday 26th September: Welcome to Year 3 Meeting- 5.15

Tuesday 10th October: Year 3 trip to Cadbury's World

Tuesday 24th October Individual Photographs

Friday 27th October School Closes

Monday 6th November School Re-opens

W/C Monday 13th November: Parents Evening

Friday 8th December: KS2 Christmas Lunch

Monday 11th December: Pantomime

Monday 18th December: KS2 Christmas Performance- afternoon and evening

Tuesday 19th December: KS2 Christmas Party

Thursday 21st December: School Closes

Friday 22nd December: Staff Training Day

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