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Y3 Elder

Welcome to Y3 Elder




Welcome back Year 3 Elder!


We have lots of exciting things in store this half term and we cannot wait to continue developing our love for learning and grow our brains! 


In English we will continue to write for a range of different purposes, focusing on the RAFT (reason, audience, features and tone) for different texts. 


We will be continuing our Geography topics of Rivers, which we have all really been enjoying. We will be exploring the question “Are all rivers the same?”


Our focus in PSHE is health and wellbeing, where we will be looking at the importance of sleep, diet and exercise. 


In PE we will be preparing for sports day! We can’t wait to get outside (hopefully in the sun) and practice some of our sports day activities. 


Take a look at our Summer 2 bookshelf below to see our topics and how we plan to use high quality texts to enhance them. We will keep this class page and 'X' updated with key information and pictures of what we have been up to so keep checking in!


Weekly Reminders


  • We have PE on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Spellings will be given out on Fridays, ready for the test the following Wednesday. This term, homework will be topic based. The children can choose three or more tasks that they would like to complete, based around our topic of Rivers. 
  • Reading Records should be brought into school every day and you should aim to read with your child at least three times a week - signing each time to show that you have done so.



If you need anything at all, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Lets have an amazing final half term! 


Miss Cowan, Miss Kenneally, Mrs Thomson and Mrs Lai.





Curriculum Overviews


Our Classroom

Reading for Pleasure Gallery

Recommended reading list- Here is a list of books suggested for the age of your child. It is useful as ideas for Christmas and birthday presents. It is also a great way to promote a love for reading at home! 

Art Gallery

We have lots of Cross curricular opportunities within Art to inspire our learning!

Curriculum Expectations

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






Please use the following link to access information about our phonics scheme Read Write Inc.

Methods In Maths


We understand that the mathematical methods taught in school may be different from what adults at home know and use. Use this link to find videos that explain the methods taught in school for each operation.