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Year 3 Miss Chandler

Welcome to our class page.


This term we will be studying World War II and asking the questions, 'What was life like for children during the Second World War?' and 'Who was Hugh Thomson?' In order to answer our key questions, we will complete a series of enquiry led lessons focusing on a broad range of different topics to held broaden our understanding of this key point in history.  Examples of these enquiries are;

-What was evacuation?

-What was life like for evacuees?

-What impact did WWII have on Sale?

-How did the war end?

-Why should we remember?


Along the way we will write a create a leaflet offering advice for evacuees, create a biography of a local war hero and a non-chronological report on a World War II aircraft. We will also go on a field trip to our local war memorial and to Stockport Air Raid Shelters. 


The Imperial War Museum is a short journey away at Salford Quays and offers the children a fantastic opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Second World War. It would be fantastic if you and your child could visit it at some point and discuss some of the artefacts and information that are on show there.

Also, here are some ideas for extra work you could do together at home to help your child have a broader understanding of WWII.

  1. Create a profile of some of the key figures in World War II.
  2. Visit the library or search the internet to find appropriate non-fiction and fiction texts on the war.
  3. Produce a timeline of some of the key points in the conflict.
  4. Ask your child to explain what they have learned in their topic lesson each week.


Please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any concerns or queries.


Kind regards


Miss Chandler and Mrs Reynolds Smith

Year 3 Newsletter- Autumn

Here is a copy of the Year 3 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y3 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.