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Welcome to Class 3!

Class 3


Welcome back Year 3! I hope that you have had a fantastic summer break and that you are ready to start a new year in Class 3. We have a very busy but exciting year ahead! The year will begin with us looking at The Stone Age and The Bronze Age. Read on to find out just some of the wonderful things that we will be learning about during the Autumn term. 




In English, we will be looking at:

  • Non-Fiction: Discussion texts.
  • Fiction: A science fiction/ fantasy story.
  • Using a wide variety of punctuation in all pieces of writing. 
  • Using apostrophes to show possession.
  • Using conjunctions to extend sentences. 
  • Using adverbs and adverbials to add detail to our writing.
  • Understanding and using determiners ‘a’ and ‘an’.


We will also ensure we practice our grammar, spelling and handwriting as well as focus on improving our reading Comprehension focus. 



In Maths, we will be looking at:

  • Number and Place Value: To recognise place value of 3-digit numbers. Estimate, read, compare and order numbers up to 1000.
  • Addition and subtraction: To use the written methods of addition and subtraction. Estimation and using the inverse.
  • Multiplication and division: To recall 3, 4 and 8 times table facts. Written methods of multiplication and division – multiplying two digits by one digit. Solve problems, including missing number problems using multiplication and division. 



In Science, we will be learning about 'Rocks and Soils', which includes:

  • Classification of rock types: comparing and grouping depending on their appearance and physical properties.
  • Simple understanding of fossilisation: How are fossils formed when living things are trapped within them.
  • Recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.


We will also be working scientifically to identify similarities and differences between different rock types and soils as well as carrying out practical inquires of man-made and naturally occurring rock.



As historians, we will:

  • Learn to understand an element of pre-history.
  • Understand the chronological order from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.
  • Explore the Skara Brae and Stonehenge.
  • Consider and compare life in the Stone Age/ Bronze age to life today: its impacts, similarities and differences.
  • Explore Stone age/ Bronze age houses, food, tools and clothing. Comparing them to our own. 



In Geography, we will learn about the Extreme Earth. This will include:

  • Understand the climate across the world and why it differs.
  • Describe and understand the key aspects of rivers, mountains, volcanos and earthquakes, tsunamis and even tornados. 
  • Exploring trade links; how and why did they originate? Why are the physical and human features important to setting up trade links? 



Year 3 will have PE on a Friday with SuperStars. There will be plenty of opportunities for sport during the Autumn Term, so PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.



Homework is set on a Thursday and should be returned every Monday.  Homework may be a consolidation of tricky topics covered in class throughout the week, a research task to prepare for new concepts or a personalised activity to help your child in achieving their targets. Please encourage your child to attempt their homework and please feel free to add a note if your child found the task difficult (and required your support) or if you noticed they were particularly confident with the topic. 


Talk Homework will help you to prepare for your Big Write each week. Please spend 5-10 minutes chatting with a family member at home in order to feel more confident about your written task the following day.


Remember that you can always upload your homework to Showbie. Your child's login details for this can be found inside the cover of their blue homework diary.  


Blue homework diaries should be brought in to school every day and placed in the black labeled box. When your child reads aloud at home, please add a brief note (in the small blue book) detailing the date and the page they have reached.


Dojo's will be awarded to children for completing all homework tasks and reading each evening at home.

Extra Dojos will also be awarded for times tables, spellings and handwriting practice. Please find your child's personal login details for Times Table Rock Stars, Educational City and Reading Theory inside the cover of their blue homework diary.


Other information

Remember to keep checking Twitter @WalfordPrimary for regular updates about what Class 3 have been up to.



Tuesday, 3rd September 2019: First day of Autumn Term

Wednesday, 4th September 2019: Meet the Teacher ~ 2pm

Thursday, 5th September 2019: Meet the Teacher ~ 2pm

Friday, 18th October 2019: NSPCC: Speak Out, Stay Safe Assembly

Monday, 28th October 2019 – Friday, 1st November 2019: HALF TERM

Friday, 20th December 2019:  LAST DAY OF TERM


​​​Please note, my door is always open so please feel free to come and see me if you wish to discuss anything about your child and their learning.
Thank you to all parents for your continued support. 

Miss Self!

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