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Year 3 this half term


Our half term has kicked off with lots of learning!

Firstly, thank you for your donations for Children in Need. The children enjoyed wearing their pyjamas in school for a good cause!

We have started our R.E topic ‘Sources of Wisdom’ where we have been learning about the values in Bible stories, people that have shown wisdom in Christianity and comparing that with the Islamic faith. Children are given the opportunity to discuss ‘Sources of Wisdom’ in their own lives.

In Maths we are continuing to focus on place value and using this to help us with mental addition and subtraction through regrouping. We do this through the use of lots of different resources such as Dienes, money, tens frames and place value counters. Times tables will continue to be tested every Thursday.

In English we are building on our reading skills through the class text ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our bath!’ Please continue to develop the skill of inference with your child by asking them to use the clues in their home reading books to answer questions. We find building on vocabulary really helps with their understanding of books. A friendly reminder to read at home every night and ensure you and your child records this.

Spellings will continue to be tested every Thursday. We have been teaching the children a variety of ways to practice these so please ask your child to show you. Soon we will be recapping on spellings sent home at the beginning of the year.

Can we also ensure that the children have their PE kits in school every Tuesday and a coat now that the weather is getting colder.

We are really excited for the rest of the year! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support!

Mrs Barton, Mrs Bolden and the Year 3 team.

Is your child entitled to pupil premium?


We believe that every student at Wormley Primary should have the opportunity to achieve the best possible start to life. We are committed to breaking down any barriers to outstanding achievement and attainment.

The pupil premium is a sum of money given to schools each year by the Government to raise the achievement of disadvantaged pupils from reception to year 11. Funding is for children from low-income families who have been eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years (FSM ‘Ever 6’) or are looked after children or from families with parents in the Armed Forces. If you think your child may be eligible for this additional funding then let us know or visit:

Years 3 – 6: Use the above link to check eligibility and apply for pupil premium

Reception, Year 1 or 2: Although your child will automatically receive universal free school meals, you should still register on the above link as, if eligible, the school could get extra money to support your child

Pre-school & Nursery: Please speak  to the school directly

Welcome Back Year 3


Welcome back

We hope that you’ve had an amazing summer and have settled in well now that you are in Key Stage 2! There are lots of things planned for this term so we hope you are ready.

We have started our topic ‘Ancient Egypt’ and had lots of fun learning facts about the Egyptians and their way of life in the Science Dome last week. We are also looking forward to visiting the British Museum on Friday where we will be able to interact with real life artifacts.

Our Science topic this term is ‘Rocks’. We will be looking at how rocks are formed, what they are used for and how they change over time.

We have started our Maths learning with place value, recognising what each digit represents and ordering numbers to 1000. Please keep practicing the timetables and keep your eye out on MyMaths as there will be activities for you to do at home!

English will include the story ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our bath’ by Jeremy Strong and we will be writing stories around this as well as writing instructions on how to mummify a Pharaoh. Beware, it is gruesome! Please ensure you practice your spellings as you will be tested on these every Thursday. We will also be checking your reading records so please read a minimum of 4 times a week. Remember if you read a book you really enjoy put it on our reading stand with your review!

Rainbow words have also been sent home. Remember to learn to read them and spell them. When you are ready, let an adult know and you will be tested in school. Good Luck!

As always we value helpers with reading, so please let a member of staff know if you are willing to help!

Mrs Barton and Mrs Bolden.

Welcome Back!


Welcome back Year 3. We hope you’ve all had a relaxing break and not eaten too much chocolate!

We have lots of things planned this half term as we start our new topic ‘Extreme Weather’.

For those of you that want to research at home, please use the following link.

We will be using the Wizard of Oz as a stimulus to write persuasive texts, stories and information booklets. In Maths, we will continue with calculation, looking in detail at more formal written methods.

We are looking forward to hearing your news and seeing your creative home learning!

Miss Panayi and Mrs Bolden

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