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Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Reed, Mrs Long and Mrs Brogden

Spring 1


Welcome back! 


We hope you had a wonderful Christmas break and are feeling ready for another exciting term in Year 3!


Our new topic Extreme Earth, will guide our learning throughout the whole of Spring term to allow deep understanding and detailed projects and investigations to take place.


In Maths our new unit of learning will be Multiplication and Division. Throughout this unit we will be:  

  • Exploring properties of multiplication and division
  • Recalling multiplication and division facts
  • Using knowledge of multiplication to divide
  • Solving correspondence problems
  • Deriving multiplication facts
  • Representing problems using bar models


English will encompass our Extreme Earth theme, using the text Escape from Pompeii as our focus for Spring 1. We will be using the story based on the explosion of Mount Vesuvius to inspire detailed character descriptions, third person recounts and even fact files about Roman Theatres.


Our Guided Reading will link very closely to English. This will be an opportunity to explore our key text in more detail in addition to some supplementary texts with similar themes such as: Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo and When the Earth Shakes by Simon Winchester.


In Science our topic is Can you see me? We will be learning about light and dark, reflective materials, shadows and sun safety.


Geography will be our focus throughout spring term, we will have two lessons per week dedicated to exploring ideas related to What makes the earth angry? We will learn about volcanos, earthquakes, floods, tsunamis and extreme weather around the world.

In our Core Skills Curriculum we are focusing on Improving our own learning and performance. Once again we will create two class targets with the children linked to this theme that we will be working on specifically in class each day.


P.E lessons will be on a Wednesday and Friday this term, so please ensure that your child has their complete kit on these days.  If you are unsure of the house colour T shirt that your child needs please ask.  Can we remind parents that the only earrings that children are allowed to wear are studs. These will need to be removed/covered over before starting P.E lessons. Please bring in tape/plasters so that this can be done quickly.




  • Please read and discuss the book your child is reading at least 3 times a week.
  • Look out for a new set of home learning activities in your child’s green homework book.
  • Spellings – please see the guidance inside the yellow spelling log books. There is not a test each week on specific words. The children need to practice the spelling rule and the words from the year3/4 list.


If you have any queries or questions about any of this information please do not hesitate to come and see us.


Thank you for your support

Mrs Reed and Mrs Long









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  • Coombe Drive, Binley Woods, Coventry,
  • Warwickshire, CV3 2QU
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