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A new year - 2022!

I hope everyone had a great break over the Christmas holidays and had chance to relax at some point.

Back to it for our spring term even though it's most definitely winter out there.

This half term year 3 will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. In English we will be looking at some of the great stories from Ancient Greece. Learning about Zeus and the other gods, the battle of Troy and Trojan horse, the minotaur and other monsters of legend and other stories. Using them as a basis for a variety of writing styles and skills. In topic we will be looking into the history of Ancient Greece and comparing it to modern day Britain. Looking at day to day life, their political systems and leisure activities.

In science we will be looking at magnets and forces? What is a force? What is gravity? How do magnets work?

In maths we are looking at multiplication and division followed by money. 

Any concerns or questions please come and speak to me at the end of the day or arrange a meeting through the office.



Mr Matthews & Mrs Edwards

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Homework will be set each week. The homework policy is available in Key Information.


Wherever possible I will set homework through Seesaw or Purple Mash with paper copies available for those who prefer.

Homework should take no longer than 30 minutes and should consolidate learning in school, please let me know if you have any concerns or problems.


In addition to set home work I encourage all the children to engage with the below apps / websites. We use these in school and from my point of view it isn't possible for the children to practice on them too much or too often. They have individual log ins in their reading record. 

Times Table Rock Stars

Year 3 LOVE Times Table Rock Stars and it really helps with learning their times tables. We use TTR in school regularly and any additional practice at home is a real help.

The system is available as an app both on iOS and Android and as a website here.



Numbots is a maths app from the creators of Times Table Rock Stars but focusing on addition and subtraction. Numbots works on understanding, recall and fluency in mental addition and subtraction, helping children move from counting to calculating

Numbots is available as an app both on iOS and Android and as a website here.


Accelerated Reading

During year 3 children start to progress from the reading scheme onto accelerated reader where they choose their own books and then will complete a quiz on the book. This may take the children a while to get their heads round so please be patient with them and us. The children will start by completing an online reading test that will determine the level books they should be reading. The children can then lend books from the school library or books from home. Once they have completed the book they will take a quiz to check their understanding. The quiz typically has 5 questions and the pass rate is 90%.

Children can quiz at home or at school and an app is available. Our school log in can be found here.





This term we have PE on Friday so all pupils will need to come into school wearing a P.E. kit. Please remember that earrings should not be worn on P.E. days.



PE top (OLCA logo)

Blue shorts



Winter - blue jog bottoms and top