Welcome to Year 3!

Before the Christmas break, the children had started their topic on The Stone Age. The children really jumped into the topic and were great at finding facts and information about life in the Stone Age. They loved their trip to Creswell Crags and enjoyed visiting a real stone age cave.


The children have enjoyed finding out about India for their first piece of writing. They have researched what life is like in India and will be learning about different Indian stories. They will work on writing setting and character descriptions for their stories. Following on from this, the children will be researching different Indian festivals and writing a report to show what they have learnt. They will also be reading and creating their own animal poetry and using the story ‘Chapatti Moon’ as a stimulus to write their own narrative.



In literacy, the children will be looking at writing a story linked to life in the Stone Age. They will be using the book Stone Age Boy to help them to recreate a day in the Stone Age.

The children will also look at comparing life in the Stone Age to their life now. They will discuss clothing, food, homes and tools and find out how they were made. 


The children will continue to work on E-safety to understand the dangers of the online world. In addition, they will use ipads and laptops to research life in the Stone Age.


In maths, the children will be learning their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. They will then apply this to formal written methods for multiplication and division. The children will learn different methods for this including column method for multiplication and bus stop method for division. They will then apply their knowledge to reasoning and problem solving.

Topic Work - Stone Age

Over the coming weeks, the children will be completing lots of challenges linked to their topic. They will be designing and making their own Stone Age outfit and a stone age home using information they learned on our trip.

The children will move onto looking at how to survive in the Stone Age. For this, they will be accessing the forest school area to forage for items, build homes and light fires.



PE is on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct kit – black or navy joggers/tracksuit bottoms, black or navy shorts, a white or pale blue plain round neck t-shirt, a navy or black tracksuit top (without a hood), school jumper or fleece and trainers. If the weather allows it, we will try to have the children outside for PE sessions.

Homework and Reading Books

Your child will be given homework and spellings on a weekly basis. These will be given out on a Friday. Please make every effort to ensure your child completes their homework and returns it to school every Friday.

Reading books need to be brought in to school every day. Please make every effort to ensure your child reads at least 3 times a week at home and sign their reading diary. We are continuing to monitor and reward children with a sticker every Friday when they have read 3 times, which goes towards buying a book from the shop.

Can you also ensure that your child is accessing bug club, whenever possible, as this has built in questions that will help your child with comprehension skills.




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