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Dart Class Year 3

April 2017

The Summer Term is here! Yippee!

I hope that you all had a brilliant Easter holiday and that you have now finished eating all those Easter eggs! There’s only one more term left in Year 3…Can you believe it?

Keep up with the brilliant reading; you are doing so well and it is really paying off. Our wonderful class had 20 children reaching top marks in the 'Spell Its' B test. What a fabulous bunch of children!

This term is your last chance to master your 3s, 4s, 8s and 9s, so make sure you know them forward and BACKWARDS! Then you will be super clever and ready for the new challenges in Year 4.

In Literacy, the books we will be sharing are: 'The Witches' and 'Viking At School'. We will also explore some non-fiction texts about animals where you can impress us with your knowledge. Later in the term, we will investigate myths, share play scripts and enjoy performing some poetry.

Maths will start off with fractions and continue into shape work. We will be consolidating our number strategies as well as continuing to practise telling the time skills.

Our topic this term is ‘The Vikings’. This will form the basis of our geography and history work as well as much of our art. Science will be focused on flowering plants, and light and shadow – hopefully the sun will come out a lot and help us in our learning!

Let’s have a brilliant end to Year 3!!!


Important Dates:

Tesco visit: 7th June

Class Assembly: 21st June

Legoland: 29th June

Sports morning: 4th July


January 2017

Happy New Year - Welcome Back!


Welcome back, I hope you’ve had a relaxing fun-filled break and that you’re raring to go for the new term!

The key to success in Year 3 is to practise reading, spelling and tables at home to support all of your in-school challenges. These three things will make life so much easier!


In literacy we will be sharing James and the Giant Peach – another great Roald Dahl favourite! We will also explore the clever picture books of Anthony Browne and write our very own adventure stories in his style! World Book Day will feature storytelling as well as dressing up – watch this space to find out which costume you will need!


Maths will still be focused on our 3, 4, 8 and 9 x tables (in addition to your 2s, 5s, and 10s which should be perfect!). We will be moving into time and fraction work – both of which can be practised a lot at home as well as consolidating our written methods for all four operations (+, -, / and x). The children will need to know analogue times as well as digital so please practise both.


Our topic this term is Construction. Luckily, we have a building site right outside our very own classroom! We will be monitoring progress closely as well as studying constructions and life in Ancient Egypt. This work will be supported by an exciting trip to the British Museum.


In Science, our topic is Magnets. There will be opportunities for plenty of experiments and scientific observations.


Important Dates:

British Museum: 23rd February

World Book Day: 2nd March

Reports to Parents: 24th March

September 2016

Welcome to Dart Class!


Can you believe you are now in the Juniors? We have an exciting term ahead for you in Year 3.

Our first topic is ‘Settings’ and we will be looking at our local environment with a focus on Sutton and all its exciting areas, past and present. We will be learning how to read maps as well as independently researching one town Sutton is twinned with so that we can compare them.


In Literacy we will be extending our descriptive writing by using images of different settings and choosing exciting words to lengthen our sentences. We will also be covering shape poetry, story-telling, report writing and not forgetting our spellings and handwriting - all in the autumn term.


In Maths we are working on our times tables – with our main focus on the 3s, 4s, 8s and 9s.  You’ll need to know them up to 12x and back again. Try to do them as fast as you can and if you want a challenge to try to say them 10 x bigger -30s, 40s 80s and 90s! Get everyone to practise with you and show them how brilliant you are! We will also be including shape, data handling, addition, subtraction, division and time so check out those clocks wherever you are.

Our Music lessons will focus on modern composers, particularly John Williams and Leonard Bernstein. For Art we will be carrying out some work on perspective and drawing using a range of different media.


During R.E. this term we will focus on Harvest and Islam, while in Science we will cover the exciting topic of ‘rocks and soils’ and we’ll also learn about fossils. Later in the term we will be looking at different types of skeletons and discussing nutrition.


In PE (Monday and Tuesday) we are learning gymnastic and basketball skills respectively including developing our B.E.E.F technique. Ooh la la! I nearly forgot French…this term we will be learning through games and songs and focusing on the topic of ‘All About Me’.


So much to do – and all before Christmas! Phew! What a busy and exciting term ahead we have and I can’t wait to get started.  


Mrs Rondeau