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A Love of Learning and the Perseverance to Succeed (LLPS)


Welcome to 3R!


This term, Summer 1, our Connector is…..



Our focus book for this term is The Gardener, by Sarah Stewart. Through drama, we will be learning to empathise with the characters. Focusing on the text we will identify the features the author uses to provoke a reaction from the reader.

The book is constructed from a series of letters providing an ideal opportunity to explore the features of letter writing.

Pupils will develop their observational drawing skills in art and explore the work of Vincent van Gogh (Sunflowers). Developing this theme, we will devise poems on sunflowers using powerful verbs, similes and metaphors.

In geography, we will be comparing native plants of the UK and USA.


Our focus this year will be on increasing the children’s fluency with whole numbers and the four key operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) including number facts and the concept of place value. By the end of year 3 it is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.


This half term we will continue developing our knowledge and understanding of fractions. We will also be consolidating our knowledge of time. We will use this knowledge to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills.


In science we will be investigating plants.

Children will plant seeds as part of an investigation  which will involve predicting, observing and recording. They will learn about the life cycle of flowering plants and develop their scientific vocabulary.


Please make it a habit to read with your child and to ask them open-ended questions such as 'why do you think...?' so that your child can really elaborate on their answer and you can also see how much your child has understood the text.


This term our PE is on Wednesday,  please ensure that your child has a full PE kit, so they can participate.


Homework will go out on Fridays and we will expect it to be in the following Wednesday.


I am looking forward to an exciting term in 3R!



Miss Rossiter