Summer Term 1 2021
Welcome to Year 3
Welcome back Year 3. I hope you have had a lovely and safe Easter with your family.
We will be starting our new Cornerstones project, ‘Urban Pioneers’ where we will explore the culture and environment of Weymouth and of some major cities in the UK. Children will develop their knowledge of building design, urban art and photography, and learn how to improve urban environments.
Our class novel this half term is the brilliant Podkin One Ear. Podkin is the son of a warrior chief. One day he knows it will be up to him to lead his warren. But for now he’s quite happy to laze around annoying his older sister Paz and play with his younger sister Pook. Everything changes one night when his home is brutally attacked and the young rabbits are forced to flee!
Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress.
As writers we will be studying the portal story ‘The Door’ to help develop our use of description, vocabulary and creating a variety of ways to start sentences.
As mathematicians we will continue to learn about fractions : – of a set of numbers, as a number on a number line, equivalence, adding, subtracting, ordering . We will also be revisiting mental and forma methods of the 4 calulations ( + – x /).
All PE will be taught outside every Thursday. Due to unpredictable weather please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
Remember to check the Home Learning section every Friday to practice your spellings and maths facts for your tests the following week.
Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances interactions with staff will be limited. If you have any questions, queries or photos that you would like to share please email me at