Term 4 Overview

This term we will be continuing with River Deep, Mountain High.


We will be learning about rivers, to support this topic we will be visiting the Cuckmere River at the end of the term. More details to follow.


We will be reading ‘Nim’s Island’. There are lots of wonderful learning opportunities including letter writing, newspaper writing, weather investigations and challenging gender stereotypes. At the end of the term we will be watching the film.


This term, we will be learning about statistics and length and perimeter. As always please continue to support your child with their times tables and help them to read the time.


In Science, the children will be learning about light and shadow. They will be recognising that they need a light source in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light and exploring where shadows can be found. They will be taking part in investigations about how the length and place of a shadows change.


We will be exploring the work of Monet. We will be using different materials and techniques to create our own river paintings.

Reading at home

Please read with your child at home. Ask your child questions about what they have just read. It is incredibly helpful and can help them to understand texts better.

Please record when you read at home in their reading journals with the date, title of the book and a comment (which can be as long or as short as you like!)

It is now the children’s responsibility to come in and change their own book if they have read it. Please remind them to do this as they come in in the morning.

P.E. kits

Please remember that PE and outdoor learning are on Wednesday mornings. We will be having some of our P.E. lessons outside. Please ensure that your child has long jogging bottoms and a sports sweatshirt to keep them warm. Also, please make sure all the kit is clearly named. 

Sleep and breakfast

Studies show that children need 9 hours sleep every night. Thank you to those of you who make sure that your child is sleeping for long enough. It really makes a difference to their ability to concentrate in lessons. Ensure that your child has a healthy breakfast and brings in a healthy snack such as fruit.

Home time

Please remember that, if you are unable to collect your child for any reason at the end of the day, you need to let the office or class teacher know who will be coming in your place. We are unable to send children home with other adults without your consent. If there are any changes to the going home list, please let us know.

As always, thank you for your continuing support.

Year 3 team