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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Welcome back to Year 3 and another exciting half term! Our Power of Reading book, ‘Peter Rabbit’, will aid pupils’ learning across all subjects.


In English, pupils will learn how to use different tenses effectively in their writing including the present perfect tense. Pupils will then go on to learn about nouns and pronouns to improve clarity and cohesion in their work, as well as to avoid repetition.


In Maths, pupils will develop their understanding of multiplication and use formal grid methods to help solve larger calculations. Using this knowledge, pupils will go on to learn formal written methods for division. Finally, pupils will apply their skills and knowledge to solve different problems involving money. 


In Humanities, pupils will learn about the different counties in the United Kingdom, including the Greater London area. Pupils will explore the different physical and human features that are present around the country as well as deepen their understanding of maps and the skills needed to read them.


In Science, pupils will investigate how each part of a plant has a different function. This will be explored through a number of experiments including what a plant needs to survive and grow. This will require pupils to use scientific skills such as observing, classifying and measuring.


Pupils will extend their learning in Art by looking at the landscape paintings of Van Gogh and relating this to what they have learned in Humanities whilst developing their drawing and painting skills.


As a reminder, homework will continue to go online every Tuesday to be completed by the following Monday. Pupils are also expected to bring in appropriate PE kit every Wednesday, with swimming continuing for Lilac Class and PE lessons for Indigo Class.


Please also keep an eye on the school’s website for updates and ‘Wow Work’, as well as the invitation to the Year 3 class assemblies which will take place later this half term.


If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 3 team.


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