There are two classes in Year 3

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Japan: Mrs Mansbridge (Wed/Thurs/Fri) Mr Brown (Mon/Tues) Miss Strawbridge

       Mexico: Miss Mirza, Miss Guinelly

Our topic this term is Portsmouth (Geography topic)


In topic we will be learning about the geography of Portsmouth. We will look at where it is located both nationally and internationally by looking at different maps. We will research the “physical” and “human” geography of Portsmouth and why people visit our town. We will compare and contrast with different areas in the world.



In reading we will develop our skills in reading fiction, improving our fluency and increasing our levels of comprehension. We will look at the features of non-fiction texts to help us research our topic with greater efficiency.


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In writing we will learn about the grammatical structure of sentences and the key features needed in a text to ensure we can keep our readers interested. We will develop these skills through a variety of contexts and begin to assess the effectiveness of our own work and the writing of others.



In maths we will work on using number skills, calculation methods and knowledge of place value. We will apply our skills to everyday problem solving, developing our explanation and reasoning skills.



PE this term is Athletics and Outdoor games. PE will be every Monday and every Friday afternoon.  All children are required to take part in PE lessons, so please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school each week.  This half term they will need need a change of comfortable clothes and suitable trainers  for both PE sessions.



In our computing lessons, we will become ‘Online Pollsters’. We will be creating surveys and thinking about how effective they are at gathering information.

How you can support your child

Listen to your child read regularly – at least 4 times a week

Support your child to practice their 2, 5 and 10 times tables, and begin to learn their 3,  4 and 8 times table

Support your child to complete their Maths Challenge Book

Support your child to complete their Spelling Bee Challenge Book

Make sure that all homework tasks have been completed and handed in on time. Homework is due in on Tuesday.

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