Oak 3AT: Mrs Thompson
Sycamore 3FR: Mrs Fletcher
Chestnut 3ED: Ms Davies
Autumn Term 2016
Our themes this term are:
Location of continents and
Local transport links
Aviation and airports
Forces and magnets
Autumn Term 2015
Meet the Flintstones
Life in the stone age
Cave painting and pottery
Change over time
Nutrition and skeleton (animals
Spring Term 2016
Our theme this term is
Maps, atlases and globes
Hot and cold regions
Animals and people that live in extreme
Inventors and scientists
light and shadow.
Summer Term 2015
Our theme this term is Tomb
Beliefs of the Ancient Egyptians
Everyday life for Ancient Egyptians
rocks and fossils
Maths and English in Yr 3
Pupils are taught in their class groups for
Daily lessons using Inspire Maths scheme
following a mastery approach.
Times table teaching and tests weekly.
Pupils have a daily lesson.
Extra sessions weekly on reading
comprehension, spelling and grammar.
Targeted input groups
We assess pupils regularly and run TIGs to
consolidate key skills, extend learning,
challenge gifted and talented pupils, or
address gaps in learning.
Project X code
Small group maths / English group for a set
number of weeks.
Educational visits and school
o Autumn Term ~ visit to Midlands Air
Museum 12th October approximate
o Spring Term ~Visit from a shadow
puppet theatre and workshops
approximate cost £4
o Summer Term ~ New Walk museum to
visit Egyptian gallery and rocks and
fossils. We have guided sessions and
handle artefacts; approximate cost
Year Group Philosophy
Inspire. Challenge. Achieve.
independence – becoming more
organised and looking after their own
belongings; beginning to be more
resilient in their learning and using the
class working walls; learning how to help
each other effectively
behaviour – recognising when things
have gone wrong and apologising.
Being kind towards others. Using good
expectations – In year 3 we expect
pupils to produce their best work. We
support and encourage them to do their
best in all lessons.
What you can do to help...
Partnership between Parents,
children and School Community.
Support your Child through engaging
them in their Home Learning and
Reading. (recommended book list
and mymaths website)
Everyday ‘Real life’ learning, inspiring
children to ask questions.
Our Online Safety policy reflects the importance
using information systems and electronic
We aim to keep our children safe online in school
and promote their safety at home when using
phones, games consoles and wireless technology.
feel it is important to educate our children on the
benefits, risks and responsibilities of using
Online Safety is taught to all pupils explaining how
to stay safe and behave smartly online (SMART
rules) throughout the year.
We also have a Safer Internet Day on 7th
We are all able to recognise that the internet
is an essential element in modern day life.
Here are a few tips for safe internet use:
Set time limits for internet use. Balance time
on the computer with time outside or other
Ensure your child understands why it is
important not to publish private information.
Placing internet access in communal rooms is a
Discourage meeting online friends unless an
adult is present.
For further information please see the school
website under, school info, e-safety
We are always pleased to accept offers of help in school.
If you have some time to spare, you could, for example:
• Listen to readers,
• Practise times tables,
• Support handwriting,
• Keep the library running well,
• Help with the allotment,
• Support cooking, craft, DT projects,
• Lunchtime clubs (eg knitting)
The list is endless – many of our parents/carers have wonderful
skills that could be used to inspire and challenge our children so please
get in touch and let us know!
For more information or to volunteer some
Help, please contact Mrs Stanford or Mrs Vipond through the
school office and leave your details.
Available to be contacted by telephone
via the office during the school day.
Home school support also available via
telephone or email