Year Three

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to the circus!


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In Literacy, we will be creating our own newspaper reports and creating our own circus themed stories.

How can you help your child? Encourage your child to read their reading book and ask them questions about the text which they are reading.

  • What happened in the story?
  • Where did the story take place?
  • Who is telling the story?
  • Can you find words or phrases which tell you about the character?
  • Why is the text arranged in this way?

How you can help your child at home-

It is important to read a variety of texts with your child; this can be anything from their school reading books and newspapers, to advertising leaflets. This will help your child to extend their vocabulary and their understanding of different text types, which will in turn help to improve their writing. It is expected that your child regularly practises how to confidently read, spell and form sentences with the following common exception words. Your child will be tested on these words throughout the half term and their progress will be recorded in their reading diaries. 








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In Numeracy, we will be completing our work on time. After this, we will focus on shape and statistics.

It is also really important that your child regularly practises their times tables.  I am looking forward to seeing who can get their Times Tables Champion badge this term.    

Please ensure that you regularly practice and test your child with their times tables so that they can earn their math badges. Don’t forget to get your children to log into Sum Dog and complete the various challenges. 




Learning Logs are due in on the first day of each new term

Monday - Spellings (to be tested on Friday).


Wednesday – Numeracy (to be submitted by Friday).


Friday – Comprehension (to be submitted by Monday).








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In Theme, we will be learning about circuses around the world. We will take part in debates and P4C activities to discuss whether or not it is right for animals to be part of the circus. In addition to this, we will take part in team games to explore the importance of teamwork in the circus.



In Science, we will be exploring forces and magnets. Children will learn about how things move on different surfaces, observe how magnets attract and repel each other and group together everyday materials based on whether the material is magnetic or non-magnetic.

Can you complete challenges on any of the below websites?