St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

Respect, Aspire, Achieve

In our school, whatever the challenge,

we aim high with God in our hearts

Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class page!


We are so excited to welcome you back to another wonderful term! We have got lots of fun and engaging lessons planned for the Summer term! Hope you are all ready and have re-charged your brains and body for the weeks ahead!


   Meet the year 3 team:         

                                              3 Lime                               3 Palm 

                                                 Mrs Gheewala                      Mr Brennan

                                                 Class Teacher                     Class Teacher


Our support staff are:

                                        Mrs Sidat (3 Lime)                       Mrs Khanani (3 Palm)



heart' Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it'. heart

Proverbs 22:6 


Bubble Closure


In the event of a bubble closure, please refer to your child's Showbie accounts to access details about the timetabling and live zoom sessions that will take place.


Self Isolating


If your child has to isolate due to being in close contact with someone who has tested positive, we will provide work for you via your child's Showbie accounts. It is important that your child attends the live zoom sessions and completes the learning if they are well,

Our learning this term:



We will be looking at a persuasive text  by Pie Corbett called 'Why smoking should be banned?' The outcome for the English unit will be to write a persuasive text.


Guided Reading

We are going to read and explore;

'The Incredible Book Eating boy,'by Oliver Jeffers

'Around the world in 80 days,' by Jules Verne.

by Michael Foreman'.


We will focus on developing the DIAL reading concepts.


Deduction - draw conclusions based on the evidence in the text and knowledge of the world.

Inference - answer questions based on the evidence given in the text.

Authorial - think about the vocabulary and choice of language the author has used in the text.

Literal - answers that can be retrieved from the text.


We will also delve deeper into answering BIG questions and making predictions related to the context of the story to help children gain a better understanding of the text.



In Maths, the children will be looking at fractions, geometry, money and time.


The children will continue to revise the 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables. This is also something that can be reinforced at home, use your child's TT Rockstars logins to support this - 10 minutes a day will make a huge difference to your child in recalling the times tables facts!



In Science, we will be looking at Animals including Humans. We will identify that animals including humans, need the right types of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food. Identify that humans including animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. 

BIG QUESTION: How does our skeleton help us to move and stand?



In R.E we will learning about Judaism and Buddhism.

BIG QUESTION - How does faith impact on everyday lives and decisions? 



Our topic title is 'Beyond the Magic Kingdom.'

We will be locating countries in North America on a map, looking at physical and human characteristic features and finding similarities and differences to the UK.

BIG QUESTION - Why do people choose to go on holiday in certain places?


Physical Education

Palm Class - YOGA Monday PM

Lime/Palm class PM - BRFC - Move and learn (Wednesday PM)

SWIMMING - Lime class (Thursday PM)  

DT - Plan a balanced meal.

PSHE - How can we eat well? We will learn what makes a balanced lifestyle and influences to make the right choices to stay healthy.

Home Reading Books



Home reading books will be changed every Monday and Friday. This will allow us to quarantine them before they are returned into the communal areas. Please do listen to your child read every day and sign their reading diaries. It is extremely important that your child reads for 15 minutes everyday as this will help your child to develop fluency and have a better understanding of the book they are reading.


Teachers have been given access to the Oxford Reading Owl during the school closure. Children should choose a book and then read that story. Please ensure that you record what is read in your child's reading record.


Library Books

Each class has been timetabled to use the library in school. Your child will be allowed to borrow two books until their next visit.


Suggested QUESTIONS you can ask your child when listening to them read.

TOP TIPS for Reading

- Encourage your child to use the RWI sounds to sound out unfamiliar words.

- Ask questions about what may be happening in the story and make links to real life.

- If you don't know how to pronounce a word, type it in google and use the microphone tool and listen to the pronunciation.

- Always check that children are understanding the words that they are reading.

- Refer to the pictures in the book to help your child gain a better understanding of what is happening in the text.

- Use the parent question prompt sheets to support you in asking your child questions whilst they're reading.

- Take some time out to read to your child.

- Encourage your child to read for 15 minutes every day.

All you need to know about PE!



Your child will take part in PE on the following days:


PE sessions are currently being held on Wednesdays with Blackburn Rovers




Your child can come into school dressed in their PE kit on their PE days. Children will not be allowed to get changed in school. Please remember that your child can wear their normal PE top, jogging bottoms (black or red), school jumper and school shoes. Pumps should already be in school and will remain in school until the end of the year. If your child does not have any jogging bottoms, please don't go out to buy any, it is okay for them to wear their school trousers. Jewellery must not be worn by any children on the day your child has a PE lesson.

Take a look at the suggested year 3 books! Which one would you like to read?

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