Year 3 & 4

Welcome to Year 3!


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Welcome back! Hope you have had a lovely half term break. These final 7 weeks are all about......


Multiculturalism is meant by different cultures being accepted within society. As people, we should allow different cultures to be encouraged. Our topic of multiculturalism focuses on the subjects of Science and Geography and therefore, we will be learning about our planet.
 There will be a focus on learning about the rainforests of the world, as well as learning about the one and only......David Attenborough!

In Topic we designed and made a habitat for a macaw. The children used natural materials to help make the home for the macaw. Keep an eye out for pictures!


Royal Wedding Celebrations!

On Tuesday 22nd May 2018, we celebrated the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. We enjoyed watching the wedding in the hall and wrote a newspaper article about how the UK celebrated this special occasion. We enjoyed our lunch outside, had an ice cream from the ice cream van and enjoyed a delicious piece of cake.


Liverpool Maritime Museum

On Monday 21st May 2018, Years 3 4 and 5 went to visit the Maritime Museum in Liverpool as part of our topic on the Titanic. We saw some artefacts from the Titanic and even had the opportunity to try on some life jackets!


Year 3 have been working hard in their drama sessions over the past few weeks. They are working towards their upcoming examination.


I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter break! When we come back, we will continue our topic on The Titanic. 

In Maths, we will be revisiting addition, subtraction, problem solving, fractions, multiplication, division and measurement. We will also be beginning to look at statistics and the grid method for completing multiplication.

A quick reminder that PE kits need to be in each week. Remember to bring yours in on the first Monday back!

Easter Craft Morning - 26.3.18

We had a lovely morning completing our Easter crafts! We made an Easter card, Easter wreath, chicks and worked our way through colouring sheets. It was a lovely morning, and the children enjoyed the activities.


World Book Day - 1st March 2018!

Year 3 took part in a wide range of activities for World Book Day. They drew a picture of their favourite character or book cover, and completed wordsearches and used books to help them complete a word hunt. They all look fantastic in their Harry Potter costumes!


Hope everyone has a lovely half term break! When we come back, our focus for the next half term wil be.......



In Literacy, we will be writing a setting description of the upper and lower class decks of the Titanic, whilst focusing on the differences between the two. For our non - fiction writing, we will be writing a report on the sinking of the Titanic. 

In Literacy, we have been looking at the features of a setting description.


To support our work in Literacy, we created a water colour painting of what we could see in the first class and third class dining halls. They look fantastic!



This half term has a focus on mental maths, with a large focus on addition, subtraction and multiplication. We begin to look at the column method for addition and subtraction. It's not all about adding and subtracting though - we will be telling the time and measuring how long events take us to complete!


This half term, we will be looking at Forces
 and Magnets!

We will be looking at the following:
  • Compare how things move on different surfaces.
  • Noticing that some forces need contact between two objects. but magnetic forces can act at a distance.
  • Observe how magnets attracts or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials.
  • Describe magnets as having two poles.
  • Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.





In Science, we have been looking at friction. We completed an investigation into the stopping distance of a car on different surfaces. The children measured the distance from the edge of the board to the car with a ruler.









E Safety Day is 6th February 2018! The children will be learning about how to stay safe on

the internet and the importance of it too! 


Next half terms topic is......

Star Wars!

We will be designing and describing our own spaceship and writing about where it could take us. We will be using expanded noun phrases to provide a detailed description. For our non - fiction writing, we will be looking writing a set of instructions on how to stay safe in our spaceships and our fiction writing will focus on writing a story about an adventure in space.


Knowledge of times tables is important. Please make sure you are rehearsing your times tables regularly so that you know them. The times tables that we will be focussing on in Year 3 will be the 3 x 4 x and 8 x table. There will be a review of the 2 x 5 x 10 x and 11 x tables as well, so make sure you practice those as well.

This half term, we will be reviewing place value, counting in 10s, 50s and 100s, and mutlitplying and dividing by 10 and 100.
We will also be looking at irregular and regular 2D shapes as well as finding right angles.


To link in with our Literacy and Topic work, Science will focus on light. We will be learning about the following:

Recognising that light is needed in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
Light is reflected from surfaces.
Light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes.
Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
Finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Our regular PE slot is now back to Mondays. Please make sure your PE kit is in every week.

Please remember all homework must be completed and handed in on a Thursday. Daily reading is also part of the weekly homework. Please make sure your child's reading diary is signed each day.