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Welcome back to school - Tuesday 23rd April :)

Leopards Y3

Welcome to Leopards!

Year 3


Miss McBride is the class teacher and Mrs Cheetham is our fabulous teaching assistant.



We are all looking forward to a really exciting Summer Term.


During this term, we will attempt to answer the question

'What is the most powerful natural force on Earth?'




Our English work in the first half term will be based around the text Escape from Pompeii, as well as looking at poetry. During the second half term, we will focus more on non-fiction texts and information texts so we can write about all the things we’ve learnt in our topic.

 We will continue to have a strong focus on handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the term.






We are starting the term with statistics and then spending a large portion of the term learning all about fractions. We will also look at measures including time and capacity. As usual, times tables are super important so we will be spending lots of time working on them and using Times Table Rockstars.





Our two science topics this term are Rock Detectives and How Does Your Garden Grow?

We will be studying rocks and fossils in the first half term and then looking at plants during the second.







Our geography based topic is all about natural disasters this term, particularly earthquakes and volcanoes. We will also learn about mountains this term. We will be doing lots of practical activities as well as map work, locating these disasters around the world. 




In computing, we will be looking at Esafety, using and sending emails and creating databases.




During circle time every week, we will get together across Lower Key Stage 2 to discuss events in the news as well as other things that directly impact us.



Our art and DT work includes making model volcanoes which we will erupt later this term. We will also be learning about Japanese artist Hokusai and recreating his famous painting ‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa.’


Leopards PE will be on Thursday afternoons. We will be playing squash!








Our Religious Education work will see us looking at Beliefs and Questions.



Our SRE work in Year 3 involves keeping safe, keeping clean, body parts and online technology



Remember to read at home as much as you can, and get your diary signed. Each time you get your diary signed you will earn star stamps! Everyone who reads at least 4 times a week will get a prize!You can read any book, not just your school reading book!



Every Friday Leopard's will have two pieces of homework to complete. They are expected to complete their homework for the following Friday. Please do your best to support and encourage your child with their schoolwork.



Spellings are given out every week and we will have our quiz on Friday’s. Our latest spelling booklet is below.


If you would like to have a chat or pass on any information please feel free to come into class, I will be more than happy to see you. For a lengthier chat please arrange an after school appointment.

This term is going to be very busy but I'm looking forward to having lots of fun as well!
Miss McBride