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Year 3 Mr Silk

 Hi year 3,


Mrs Hopewell here!! I have created a video tour of our classroom for next year that I cannot wait to share with you. There is also a transition story which includes further information about next year. Finally, I have recorded myself reading one of my favourite books 'The Giant of Jum' - I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


Have a lovely summer and I can't wait to see you September.


Mrs Hopewell :) 

Welcome to year 4

The Giant of Jum by Mrs Hopewell

Hi and welcome to the Class 3CS page.


In our class, we support each other to achieve and challenge ourselves whenever we can.


We use our growth mindsets to overcome challenges and we're proud of our mistakes because we know that we can learn from them.


This term we will be focusing on Rivers. This geographical unit will see us explore rivers and ask the question 'What is a river?'


If you have time, try and head out for a walk to our very own River Mersey. It runs through Sale! When you're there, you could consider these questions:

-Where has the water come from?

-Where is it going?

-How deep do you think it is? (Don't go too close though!)

-What wildlife can you see?

-Have people changed the way the river looks?

-Are all rivers the same as the Mersey? Why?


We're going to be doing lots of enquiry in class to investigate rivers and hopefully we'll get out on our own field trip too. 


If you need to contact me, please email me at


Mr Silk

Summer Term- Curriculum Overview

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

In English we will be writing a reports, an explanations, narratives, poetry and lots more topic-based work.

Pupils will be taught to:

Plan their writing by:

  • discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • discussing and recording idea

‚ÄčDraft and write by

  • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structure
  • organising paragraphs around a theme
  • in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
  • in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]

Evaluate and edit by:

  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvement
  • proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
  • proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
  • read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear


Grammar will also be an important focus this year. Children will be learning how to use conjunctions such as, when, if, because, although. They will also be learning about pronouns, commas, apostrophes, and, speech marks.


Handwriting expectations remain high, for further information please see our Penpals support for handwriting, on this page.


Children are expected to listen to and discuss a range of texts including, fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. They will be using dictionaries to check the meaning of words. Additionally, children will be preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. We will be discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.


We expect children to read daily and record which pages and books in their reading logs.


We understand that going into the juniors can be big transition for children, our aim is to ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve!’ we wish for all children to feel happy and safe in school, please,  if there is anything that you need to know or you have any worries or concerns about your child, or school life in general then please don't hesitate to contact me.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Silk (Class Teacher) and Miss Kenneally (Teaching Assistant)


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know! 

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

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

Penpals for Handwriting: Year 3 information for parents