Year 3 2019 - 2020

Miss Brown

Year 3 class teacher

Mrs Yearsley

Welcome to Year 3! 

Welcome back to Spring term. We hope you had a restful Christmas break.

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Our topic this term is This is France! Last term, Year 3 started learning French. They have learnt how to greet each other, how to say how they are feeling and how to count to 10! Our topic will therefore be centred all around this learning. Year 3 will be looking at Europe as a continent and the countries that border France. We will also explore and research other parts of the world that speak French and the children will be free to create a country case study of their choice We will also look at France’s physical geography such as the Alps, the Pyrenees and its many rivers. We are also excited to find out all about cultural life in France, and how it is different to our life in England.


In English, we are starting the term exploring shape poetry, and the children will write their own poems about the Eiffel tower, using lots of figurative language. We will also be looking at different French authors and writing our own adventure narrative set in Paris. Our driver text will be A Lion in Paris written by Beatrice Alemagna. Children will take part in guided reading sessions every day, where they will improve their fluencey and pratice their comprehension skills.


There will be lots of opportunities this term to get creative in Art and DT. We will be learning all about the French artist, Henri Matisse and trying to recreate some of his wonderful artwork. We will also work in teams to try and build the Eiffel tower ourselves!


This term we are continuing to develop our multiplication and division skills before looking at length, mass and volume.


As always, reading is excpected every night for at least 10 minutes and this should be recorded in their reading records. The child who has read the most on a Friday will win Reader of the Week! Books will be changed every Monday and Bug Club can be accessed at home. Spellings will be given out every Monday which will be followed by a spelling test on Friday. Every other week, Year 3 will have an arithmetic test. To help prepare your child for this, they can practice their timetables on Timetables Rockstars.


This year the children bring their own money for toast at break time. We advise that your child brings their money in a purse or wallet to avoid them losing it. Your child may also bring in their own snack, but please be aware that only fruit may be brought in from home. If your child brings a water bottle to school, this should only contain water.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to speak to me at the end of the day or schedule a longer appointment. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you over the year.

Miss Brown and Mrs Yearsly

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St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794