Year 3 - Sycamore


Welcome To Our Year Three Class Page

Miss Gilleece & Mrs Malik

Welcome to Summer 1


Quite unbelievably we are already in the Summer term and the children are working very hard.  We have a long half term ahead but lots to look forward to including new topics, a school trip and of course the children's First Holy Communion.


We will do our best as staff to capture the children's amazing learning and achievements and share these with you via the school Twitter pages as well as updating you on key curriculum and timetable changes here on this class page.


The value for this half term is "joy" and we will be encouraging the children to think about ways to show joy as well as finding joy in the simplest of things.



NB. Miss Gilleece will be in class Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

      Mrs Malik will be in class Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Important dates this half term:


Tuesday 16th April - Commencement of Swimming lessons

Wednesday 17th April - Y3 trip to Tatton Park


Saturday 11th May - First Holy Communion at 12 noon

Monday 13th May - Assessment Week 

Thursday 23rd May - Music Extravaganza (tbc)


Friday 24th May - School closes for Whit


Please note, children will need to bring their Swimming kit on Tuesdays (Swimming costume/trunks and a towel).  PE on Wednesdays will now be outdoor, children can wear navy, plain tracksuit bottoms and tops over their St John's blue tshirt.


Year 3 What are we learning this year?


Please find the information for our core subjects in Summer 1 below:


English:  We will begin the term with the text "Libba" and use this to explore the genres of letter writing and biographies before moving on to our next non-chronological report based on the text Egyptology.  At the end of this half term, we will use the text "The Green Ship" to extend our narrative writing.


Maths:  This half term, we will begin with a unit on Fractions  as we did not get this started last term.  We will be looking at ordering and comparing fractions as well as finding fractions that are equivalent. We will then move on to Mass and Capacity where we will work with grams and kilograms as well as millilitres and litres.


Religion:  As well as preparing for our First Holy Communion in school, we will also explore the themes around Pentecost.


Science:  Once we have finished our Animals including humans topic, we will begin out final Science topic of Forces and Magnets.


Humanities:  This half term we will start an exciting History topic exploring ancient civilisations including the Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt and The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China.  Please note, we will focus mainly on the Ancient Egyptians.





Your child will come home each Friday with a colour-banded reading book.  These books can only be changed each Friday, however they can be kept longer than a week if necessary. 


The children should also be now bringing home a library book (book of choice) which they have chosen to read for pleasure.  This book might not be pitched at your child's current reading age but the aim is to encourage the children to find enjoyment in reading through shared stories.  Please share the library book at home and even read to your child if necessary, so they can enjoy the story.  We aim to visit the library to change these books once a week.





We will continue to send home weekly spellings based on a spelling rule each week.  

The first 5 spellings follow a rule which we will explore in class.  The second half of the spellings are Year 3/4 Statutory spellings, which the children are expected to use and spell correctly by the end of Year 4.


Note, in class we are focussing on spelling patterns and high frequency/sight words. 



English will continue to be set on Atom Prime and will develop children's spelling, grammar and comprehension.

If you have any queries about this or need help accessing it, please let us know via  Please note that Atom Prime homework will be set on Mondays and will be live until midnight the following Sunday.


The children's log in details should be stuck into the inside of their purple spelling journals.



We will continue to set Maths homework using MyMaths this half term.  If you are unsure of your child's login details.  Please ask your child's class teacher.


Homework will be set on Mondays and will be available to complete until Sunday night.


Times Tables:

The children now have logins for TT Rockstars which is very popular platform for practising times tables.  The logins were stuck into the front of the purple books last half term, please let us know if you need these sending home again.