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Welcome back to term 2 - what an exciting and busy term we have ahead of us.


We have our school trip to Kent Life on Thursday 22nd November and then of course we will be preparing for our Christmas production. 


Our topic this term is Crafty Celts


In literacy, children will read a variety of non-fictions texts linked to our topic. 


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As part of our link learning, they will investigate and suggest reasons as to why they think Stonehenge was built.  This year is a particularly important year for Stonehenge because it is a 100 years since it was gifted to the nation. Find out more here: 


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Please continue to learn your times tables - Remember children need to know the x and  facts for each times table in order to achieve it.   This term we are learning how to read and create bar-charts, how to tell the time  to 5 minutes and some children will be learning how to add using the column addition method.

Please help your child to learn how to tell the time using an analogue clock 




Have You Filled A Bucket Today?


Last half term, we read "Have you filled a bucket today"  in order to help children understand the importance of using kind words and actions. In order to fill a bucket children have to do simple things like give someone a smile, help others, say please and thank you - perhaps you could ask your child if they were a bucket filler at school or if someone filled their bucket!




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Now that the weather is chillier, please make sure your child has a named coat in school every day. 

Water bottles - please make sure your child has a named water bottle in school every day. 

Welcome to Year 3


I hope you had a fantastic summer break and are excited about joining Year 3.

We are looking forward to teaching you this year and we hope you settle in quickly and easily. 

Thank you for coming along to the information afternoon. If you missed it, please find below a link to the information leaflet.




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PE/Games - Children will need their full PE kit in school every Monday, Tuesday and Friday.

They will be having football every Friday.

Long hair must be tied back at all times and if your child has ear-rings then these should not be worn.


Snacks - Please provide your child with a healthy snack for break times.


Water bottles - Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day.


Recorders   -     Children in Year 3 are given the exciting opportunity to learn the recorder; lessons are every Monday and the school will provide recorders.


Spellings will be given out every Monday, children should practise these at home and they will be tested the following Monday.


Maths home learning will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by the following Friday.


Children will be given new reading records on Monday 10th September. Please ensure your child reads at least 4 times a week and that you record this in their reading record; this should be brought into school every day as children will be given reading rewards for reading regularly.

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Our topic this term is Stones and Bones so children will be learning all about life in the Stone Age as part of Literacy and History.  How exciting!

In Literacy, children will be using Talk for Writing to help them to learn, read and then write their own stories based on the Stone Age.


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In Science children will be investigating and studying rocks and soils; learning how fossils are created and investigating the properties of different types of rocks.


You can visit  the following websites to help your child learn more about

the Stone Age

Rocks and Soils



If you have any questions or issues, please do not hesitate to speak to us. You can either put a note in your child's reading record or catch us in the morning or at the end of the day.

Thank you 


Mr. Holland, Mrs Tizzard, Ms. Thornton, Mr. Matthews, Mrs. Northwood, Mrs. Wheatley and Mrs. Day


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