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We are looking forward to sharing some interesting fiction and non-fiction texts during this autumn term. Here is an introduction to the books we will be studying together:

The children will be busy innovating their own stories, describing settings and characters, writing instructions, non-chronological reports and explanations.

We will also be working on the following:

  • Spelling lessons three times a week
  • Weekly spellings, grammar, comprehension and whole class reading tasks

Reading Eggs in class and at home

English 5


In Year 3 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 

The children also have access to TTrockstars, My Maths and Numbots to support their Maths progression through app and online resources. 

This term Year 3 will focus on the following topics:

  • Fractions
  • Measurement, Time, Money
  • Statistics
Maths 1


Living things and their habitats

Sciene this term is all about classification of animals and using classification keys to identify and name living things in the local (and wider) environment. We will look at the present and potential dangers to the habitats of living things and explore a local habitat to help embed our learning.


As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and alongside collective worship is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values.                                                                                   

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work is:

  • Exploring Christian faith through art
  • God, David and Psalms



Fake is a mistake 

No way through isn't true


What makes a river a river?

Physical geography study of local rivers and the River Nile.

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the UK, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the features in the local area using a range of methods.


Ancient Civilisations - Sumer, Indus Valley, Shang Dynasty

  • A comparison of ancient civilisations.
  • How writing systems grew from pictures to phonetic systems used today.
  • Investiagte the rise of technology and its impact on early civilisations.
  • Comparison of building and architecture styles across the civilisations.


Self-image and Identity    

Desktop Publishing 

  • Recognise that text and layout can be edited 
  • Add content to a publication 
  • Consider how layout can suit a purpose
  • Consider the benefits of desktop publishing 


Printing and Painting

  • Look at various artists who have depicted water in their artwork.  Experiment with various paints to explore colours, movement and layering techniques.   
  • Create a print block using card and foam. 
  • Create layered prints using several colours. 


Clothing and fabric - Tie dye

Children will learn about decoration techniques; getting the chance to use tie-dye and fabric paints. Finally, when they have completed the making of their patterned fabric to fit their brief, children will evaluate their product against design criteria.

MFL - French

  • Breakfast
  • Fruit
  • The Hungry Giant
  • Going On A Picnic
  • Map explorers
  • Gingerbread men


Real PE

Applying physical skills in Athletics 

Health and fitness in Fielding and Striking games


PE will take place  each Friday for Bucharest .

We are requesting that on their PE day children come to school dressed for PE with appropriate outdoor PE kit: black jogging bottoms, white plain T-Shirt and outdoor trainers.

During colder periods your child can wear their school jumper or cardigan to take part in outdoor activities.

Forest School

Children will be completing outdoor learning activities planned and lead by our Forest School leader Mrs Minshull.

We are requesting that on their Forest School day, children come into school with their normal blouse / shirt and jumper/cardigan but wear appropriate trousers for outdoors. It is essential that they also come with a waterproof coat/jacket and a plastic bag containing wellies or walking boot style shoes / old trainers.

Bucharest's Forest School dates for Summer term:

Wed 20th April

Wed 27th April

Wed 4th May

Wed 11th May

How can you support?

Reading with your child is the most important thing you can do to support their learning at home. 

Please try and read every day and remember to record this in the reding record each time . 

Your child's Reading Eggs password is on login information card provided.  If you have any trouble signing in online, please ask one of us.

We are all taking part in the Round the World Reading Challenge which allows your child to 'travel' to new world destinations each time they read at home at least three times a week for ten weeks.  Don't forget, Reading Eggs will count as a read and make sure you record any additional books you read at home together! Let's get reading!

Spelling - Spelling will be brought home each Monday for the children to practise their spelling at home as they are being taught during the week. The children will bring home a list of key spelling strategies that they can use to support them to learn and remember their spellings.


Research shows that completing maths activities little and often is the best way to retain recall skills.  

Here are some of the maths activities you can access online.


Num-Bots: This program develops automatic recall and conceptual understanding of addition and subtraction through games.  


TT Rockstars: This is an online multiplication recall program accessible for all learners.

Key Information

Please ensure that you bring your child's school reading book bag back into school daily as this will be used to bring home important letters and it will keep our reading books safe.

Our PE day is Friday. On this day we come into school in our PE kit ready for our PE sessions outside.

Your child should bring in a water bottle that is sent home to be thoroughly cleaned each evening.


Homework projects will be shared each term by the class teachers. These opportunities are for you to share in your child’s learning about the world around them through history, geography, science and the arts. Please support your children in completing these projects.  


Mrs Prescott

Mr Lamb - Thursday and Friday

Mrs Dedman

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