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St Christophers Academy


Mrs Kiely

Welcome to Year 3!

Key Information

PE Days – We have PE on a Tuesday and Friday afternoon with Mr Kenneford.  A full PE kit should be brought in at the beginning of the half term and left in school. A list of the full PE kit can be found on the website under Parents > School Uniform

Homework - The children will have a variety of online and book homework to complete. All homework is set on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Every week, they will be set a piece of comprehension homework which is to be completed in the corresponding book. They will also be set maths homework in a yellow book and online MyMaths homework. These will alternate weekly. They will be given weekly spellings on a Friday and tested on these the following Thursday.

Reading Books - Reading books and records should be brought to school daily. We encourage children to read every night. Please ensure that once your child has read a book,  you comment and sign so we know if it has been read or not. If part of the book has been read at home, please put the page number which you read up to in case we continue reading at school. 

Our Learning

Autumn 1 

English - Our core text for this half term is ‘Orion and the Dark’ by Emma Yarlett. We will use this story to practise retelling the story using direct speech and improve our reading comprehension skills. We will also be writing non-chronological reports about animals that are awake when it's dark and looking at some poetry to celebrate 'National Poetry Week'.

Maths - This half term we will be focusing on place value with numbers to 1,000 and then moving on to looking at addition and subtraction using 3-digit numbers.

Science - This half term our Science topic is 'Light and Dark'. We will be looking at what a source of light is, what dark is, whether the sun is good or bad and how shadows are actually formed. We will be conducting a number of investigations in order to help us answer some of these questions.