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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!


Welcome back, new classrooms, new teachers for a new term!

We hope you have all had a lovely rest and are eager to go for a new and exciting year at Wilbury. We hope you are excited to start afresh now you are in Key Stage 2 with lots of new learning and challenges.

Our topic in school this term is Ancient Egypt. The subject areas we will be covering are Geography, Art/DT and History. We will be studying where the Ancient Egyptians lived, how long ago they lived and some of the famous Ancient Egyptian Pharaohs and leaders. We will also be looking at the way Ancient Egyptians used hieroglyphics and paintings, as well as the construction of the great pyramids. We will be using different types of maps and using grid references to locate the Pharaoh’s burial places in the Valley of the Kings and will making clay Canopic jars.

In English our first book will be ‘The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ where we will be writing persuasive texts, persuading children to read books and not to eat them. In Guided Reading we will be sharing the story The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy. If you have your own copy of this, you are more than welcome to bring it in with you to read along.

Maths lessons will be taught from our Power Maths scheme and over the year, we will cover lots of new maths skills and adding to skills we already have and developing them even further! Our first unit will be on Place Value.

Our Science unit is on Light where we will be identifying light sources, understanding that we need light to see, investigating reflective surfaces, keeping our eyes safe and understanding how shadows are formed through a range of practical activities

Your homework will be; reading at least three times a week, practising your times tables via the Times Tables Rock Stars website and learning weekly spellings.


Your PE days are;

Ruby - Monday and Tuesday

Scarlet - Tuesday and Thursday

Crimson - Tuesday and Friday

PE this term is Football and Basketball.


Miss Cawsey, Miss Evans, Mr Hicham and Mrs Hill Year 3 Class Teachers