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Welcome to Year 3S


Welcome back to Year 3S! We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable half term break and have recharged your batteries ready for a busy half term ahead!


During this half term we will be answering the question ‘Who first lived in Britain?' as part of our History unit. We will be learning all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will look at when these periods occurred, how people survived and what life was like. We will also be creating some cave drawings in the style of neolithic people as well as designing and make a quilt for a Stone Age Boy. This will be something to look forward too!


In Science we will be answering the question ‘How far can you throw your shadow?' as part of our unit on Light. During this unit, we will learn about how light enables us to see, how light travels, what light is made up of, how a shadow is formed and how to protect ourselves from the sun. We will conduct an experiment to find out more information about shadows and their size.


In Literacy, the children will be writing a 5-part narrative linked to our History unit. We will be reading to short stories this half term. The first story will be 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamuri  whilst the second is 'The Magic Finger' by Roald Dahl. We will combine both stories together to help us write a narrative. The children will learn how to write a 5-part narrative and all the grammatical features that make a good story. The children will continue to use coordinating conjunctions to extend sentences as well as using adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe. We will look at how to add speech and use inverted commas correctly with interesting action verbs. Finally, we will learn about adverbs and how they modify verbs.


In Numeracy, the children are continuing with Addition and Subtraction. They will learn how to add numbers mentally to a 3-digit numbers as well as learning the formal written methods of column addition and column subtraction. It is important that we use the word 'regrouped' instead of borrowing or exchanging when going past the digit 9. We will then use these skills to solve problems. Towards the end of half term, the children will start learning about multiplication and division. We will be focusing on recalling our 3x, 4x and 8x table as well as the corresponding division facts.


In R.E the children will be learning all about 'Meaning within Christmas and Diwali'. They will look at the journey Mary and Joseph took on the way to Bethlehem as well as looking at special journeys people make to places of religious significance such as Walsingham, Mecca or Bethlehem.


Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.


Children will require their P.E. kits every Thursday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.



Children will be given a spelling list every Wednesday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following week. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.


Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates your child's ideas. Please look at our homework grid below.



Reading books and library books will be changed every Tuesday. Please ensure that reading records are signed and brought into school every Tuesday to allow books to be changed. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.


Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

The children have been given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or iPad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.

Please click below to assess the TTRS website

Please do not hesitate to see me before or after the school day if you have any questions or need any further information.


Thank you for your support.


Miss Shaikh and Mrs Baig 

Curriculum Overview

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
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