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Autumn Term

In Year 3 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non-fiction, fiction and poetry. This includes non-chronological reports, suspense tales, portal tales, description and poems by Pie Corbett. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books, poetry and plays.  Our first class reading book will be Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns. The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are also fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries.  There is also a wealth of resources on the internet.


In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, such as our number bonds and times tables. The children will continue to learn about place value and written methods of calculation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to ask.


In other subjects, we are going to be learning about ‘light’ in Science. In French, we are practising useful phrases and building our French vocabulary. In Geography, we are learning about areas across the United Kingdom and their physical features. In our History lessons we will be learning about The Stone Age. In PSHE, the children will be learning about the rights and responsibilities of being a member of their class and school and learning to understand how an individual’s behaviour can impact on a group. In RE the children will be studying how different faiths worship from the past and present.


Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they make the most of their learning opportunities.


We look forward to an exciting year with your children!


Mrs Hothi, Miss Davis & Ms Asghar

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