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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.

As we continue our journey through the curriculum, we would like to take this opportunity to thank-you all for your support with remote learning, during the Spring Term. We know remote learning can be challenging, but the children worked extremely hard throughout this time, and after settling back into school just before Easter, they are now thriving within their learning, and continuing to embrace lots of new challenges. We look forward to seeing how the children blossom and progress in this new school term.

Home Learning:

Home learning will continue to be set on a Tuesday, via Teams, and it should be turned into Teams, by the following Tuesday. 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 be practising ready for 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 will be set a learning log. This is a creative activity; therefore, it will be a 2-week learning task. Keep your eyes peeled for an exciting Egyptian Learning Log, coming up 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 reading. Currently, we are not bringing books to and from school, but it is vital that your children are still reading regularly at home.  At home, please keep a record of which books you are reading, and please try to read a range of different genres.


Online Reading:

Just a reminder, that all children have received logins to the School Library Service 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.  

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

School Library Service:,

Collins Big Cat:



P.E. - We would like remind you that all Year 3 pupils will need to wear their PE Kits to school every Monday. Pupils will have two P.E. lessons each week (see each classes additional P.E. day, below). For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for the P.E. activities. 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 or jogging bottoms; their school or black jumper / zip-up jacket; their house coloured PE t-shirt or plain white is also acceptable. 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.

  • 3S – Monday and Wednesday
  • 3SW – Monday and Friday
  • 3A – Monday and Friday


Upcoming events:

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


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 Saunders, Miss Sweatman and Miss Adele