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Year 3

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Welcome to Summer Term


Well, here we are…ready to begin our final half term of Year 3! We are so excited to welcome all of you, our children and parents, back for our final  half term in Year 3, after what we hope was a relaxed half term break.

This half term, we will be focusing on ‘Kings and Queens’ theme and  will research what a monarch is and look back at the history of British monarchs before being introduced to one of the most famous monarchs in British history… Henry VIII along with his equally famous six wives. The children will have great fun learning the story of Henry VIII and his wives, right from the Battle of Bosworth where his father seized the crown all through Henry VIII’s long reign and his six marriages.

We will base our English work around the Platinum Jubilee by enjoying the book ‘Our Queen Elizabeth’. We will research how life has changed in Britain during the queen’s reign, before using our knowledge to produce a fact file.  We will finish enjoying the fabulous book ‘Varjak Paw’ through shared reading.

Year 3 will also continue to have regular handwriting and grammar sessions whilst also continuing to use ‘Spelling Shed’ to look at spelling rules.


In maths, we will continue our work on fractions to begin our last half term in Year 3 looking at fractions of a set of objects equivalent fractions, comparing and ordering fractions and adding/subtracting fractions.

We will then move on to angles-turns in angles, right angles in shapes, drawing angles accurately and comparing them. We will end the year by focusing recognising, describing and making2-D and 3-D shapes before summarising our knowledge and understanding of topics covered through numerous fun and creative mathematical investigations.

‘The Way, The Truth and The Life’ is all about the topic of ‘Being a Christian’ in which pupils will have the opportunity to understand further what being a Christian involves and have the opportunity to know how St Peter became a follower of Jesus. We will explore and answer questions such as ‘What do you think are the links between being a Christian and being a Good Samaritan?’

This half term’s science topic is ‘What do plants need?’ We will be further extending our learning on plants by focusing on what they need to grow. We will use our school environment to observe plants before carrying out experiments to answer this question. Year 3 will have the opportunity to grow and observe their own plants from a seed and to make some predictions before presenting their findings in a variety of ways.


PE will be continue to be on WEDNESDAYS this half term- please come to school in your PE kit. This should just be a plain T-shirt and plain shorts or bottoms (preferably white, blue or black). Please send your child in with a hoodie or sweatshirt on cooler days. Thank you for your co-operation.

We will be sending home a reading book and record for every child again. Can we please ask that you try and read with your children as often as possible and send their reading books in daily. We will also be sending home weekly spellings which can be accessed via the google drive. If anyone needs their log ins again, then please let us know. 

We continue to have many jumpers and cardigans go missing so can we please ask that your children’s clothes are named as it is very difficult to keep track of everyone’s cardigans and jumpers and we appreciate it is frustrating when they go missing!

As the weather hopefully warms up, can we ask that your child brings in a water bottle every day  and your child is allowed to bring in a healthy snack for breaks as the wait until lunch is a little longer now in Y3.

Any problems or questions please do not hesitate to speak to us. We are always here to answer any questions or concerns and we really value our relationships with you as well as your wonderful children. You are able to contact us on year3@stannes.wirral.sch.uk or contact the school office.


We are looking forward seeing you refreshed and ready for lots of  fun learning!


Mrs Leeson, Mrs Grice and Mrs Gough xxx

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Mrs Leeson

Class Teacher

Mrs Grice

Class Teacher

Mrs Gough

Teaching assistant

(AKA Superwoman)


Highfield South, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 4NE
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“Pupils benefit from an engaging and stimulating Curriculum...children get off to a flying start in the early years due to good teaching and the caring and nurturing approach of staff...pupils feel safe and are keen to learn”
(Ofsted 2016)

Highfield South, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Merseyside, CH42 4NE
Tel: 0151 645 3682 | Email: head@stannes.wirral.sch.uk
Facebook: educationrockferry
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