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Year 3 Summer Newsletter

Happy Summer Term to you all! Finally, the longer days are upon us, and our fingers are crossed for some sunshine. We very much look forward to a jam-packed, yet exciting Summer Term, and we know the children will really enjoy everything we have planned for them.

This term, our main theme will be Ancient Egypt! This is our History topic, but we will link this to our learning across the Curriculum, especially our Art and Reading. Some highlights include our Mummification of a fish, and our Amazing Egyptian Extravaganza (more information will be released later this term, and will of course be dependent on COVID-19 restrictions). 

Although this is one of our key topics, some subjects will still be taught discretely, where they do not easily dovetail into the overall theme.


Home Learning:

As we continue our journey through the curriculum, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your support with home learning during the Spring Term. We are in a really good routine with Teams and we look forward to seeing how the children continue to blossom and progress in this new school term. If you have any issues accessing Teams, please contact the school office at your earliest convenience.

Home learning will continue to be set on a Monday, via Teams, and it should be turned into Teams, by the following Monday. This will continue to alternate between English and Maths. Alongside the home learning, your children will also be set spellings or times tables, which they should on practising ready from their test the following week. We recommend practising the spellings and timetables, little and often, as this the best way for children to absorb the learning fully. On your home learning task, we have provided some useful links that your children may want to use to help learn their times tables. In addition, once a term the children may be set a learning log task. This is a creative activity; therefore, it will be a 2-week learning task. Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting Egyptian Learning Log, planned for later this term. If there are any problems with home learning, please let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible.


Reading Records:

Thank you for your support with your child’s home reading. Please remember to keep a record of which books they are reading in the Reading Records, along with the date and a brief comment. Please bring these in weekly so that we can celebrate their reading achievements as a class. It’s really important to try to read a range of different genres and authors where possible so please feel free to mix up the books they bring home from the school library with books you may have at home or the online materials we have access to.

Online Reading:

Just a reminder, that all children have received logins to Oxford Owl and Collins Big Cat. Both websites have an incredible choice of reading books and E-books, and the Big Cat website has book-band files, that have been allocated by their class teacher. Oxford Owl also has resources to support spelling, so take a look at that too! 

We would really encourage you to explore these wonderful resources, as they will really benefit the children’s reading.

  • Oxford Owl (log in details can be found inside your child’s Reading Record):

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  • Collins Big Cat (these details were emailed home):


Later in the Summer Term, we will be teaching our Sex and Relationship programme (SRE) – “Living Long, Living Strong”. This unit is part of our Personal, Social and Health Education, and a letter will be sent out in due course, inviting you to attend an information event.


P.E. - We would like remind you that all Year 3 pupils will need to wear their PE Kits to school every Monday and Friday. For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for the P.E. activities on the day.

Additional safety precautions during PE: Earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home) and long hair needs to be tied back. No watches or rings please.

P.E. Kit: Children are encouraged to wear black shorts and or jogging bottoms; their school jumper/cardigan; their house coloured PE t-shirt is also worn. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear. At this time, all games will be held outdoors, therefore, trainers are essential to ensure your child can take part in all activities safely.


Upcoming events:

Later in Summer Term 2, we will be sending out details about our Egyptian Exhibition. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about this.


Please remember to check your class Teams page regularly, as we often post updates and reminders via this platform.

We are sure that we will have a positive and successful final term; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:

Here’s to a full-packed and enjoyable Summer Term!

The Year 3 Teachers

Miss Hill, Miss Casey, Miss Gall and Mrs Atkins