Year 3 Summer First Half Term 2019 

 ‘Why do we remember the Ancient Greeks’

Year Group Who’s Who (and where to find us)
The Year 3 teachers are:

3GT – Miss G Turner

3GB – Miss G Brady

3NM – Mrs N Murray

3AH – Mrs A Haggar


In addition Year 3 are supported by :

Mrs Harris

Mrs Wheeler

Miss Dean

Miss Barns

Miss Wale

Mrs Nurbhai

Mrs Stevens

What will we be learning about in school this half term?



Year 3 are grouped by ability for maths lessons, which are timetabled for the first hour and 25 minutes every morning.
They are taught in two Challenge Sets, and two Support Sets. All sets are taught the same content, but at different speeds to match the needs of their learners

This half of term our learning focus is:





Homework will be set every Friday, which may be on paper or through the MyMaths website.



English skills will be taught in variety of ways, including specific lessons and through cross-curricular words.

In addition to the genres below we teach regular spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons and reading comprehension.


Year 3 will be covering the following themes in English for this ½ of term:

  • Poetry – based around our topic.
  • Traditional Tales – Myths
  • Instructions


Spelling homework is set weekly with pupils researching other words that match the rule.



Light and Shadows

This term we will be exploring light and shadows. They will find out how light travels and is reflected.  Pupils will also investigate how shadows can be formed and how they change.


They will find out whether they can change the size of shadows and discover any patterns they can.


Foundation Studies

We teach a range of subjects through our Creative Curriculum approach including:

  • D&T/ART –  Sketching techniques and food technology
  • History – Ancient Greece
  • Computing– Digital Media
  • RE – Judaism: Journey to the Promised Land
  • PSHE – Relationships
  • Music – Singing in parts and unison


Please click on the homework tab on the school website for our homework policy and suggestions for creative homework tasks for this topic


We expect all the children in this year to work hard. We have high expectations and hope you will support us, you can do this by:


Organisational aspects –

  • Ensuring that your child is at school on time and dressed appropriately;
  • Dinner money is sent into school on Monday in a labelled envelope;
  • Make sure that your child has a PE kit which is clearly labelled;
  • All children may bring a healthy snack;
  • Encourage your child to be prepared for the school day with the correct equipment.


Educational aspects –

  • Ensure your child reads every single day for at least fifteen minutes, preferably to an adult
  • Encourage your child to research other words that match the week’s spelling rules, as well as learning the words sent home
  • Mathematics, encourage your child to practise the 4 operations (+, -, ÷, x), learn tables and use mathematical skills in everyday life, eg time and money.


Communication with your child’s class teacher can be made informally at the end of the school day. If you wish to make a longer appointment please telephone the school office and this can be arranged at a mutually convenient time.


We look forward to an exciting and hardworking year.


Summer 1 19 Year 3 Curriculum Assessment Ancient Greeks