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Year 3 - Fox Class


Class Teacher - Mrs Malcolm

Class Teaching and Learning Assistant - Mrs Bishop

Reading Helper - Mr Stone (Mondays and Thursday PM)

Foxes Class

Spring Term 1  2020


We hope that everyone has had a wonderful Christmas Holiday with their family and welcome you back to a New Year of learning. 

Here’s to a happy and productive 2020!!

Mrs Malcolm (Class Teacher) and Mrs Bishop (Teaching Assistant)


This term we shall be studying new topics which are detailed below and we will be adding more information to help you support your child’s learning at home.


Please remember that if you have any concerns to write in the Home School Diary or speak to us in the playground.




This term we shall be studying the book Flood by Alvaro F Villa as a focus for our own dramatic story writing.  During this writing unit, we will improve our writing skills by using adverbial phrases, complex sentences and short sentences for effect.


Weekly Spelling Tests: Spellings are given out on Fridays to learn for the following Friday.  Please support your children in learning these.


Handwriting Practise:  this is linked to our weekly spelling tests.




Please ensure you make time to hear your child read as it really does have a huge impact on their reading progress.  Here are some questions you could ask to check their comprehension of the text.


In class we are reading “The boy who grew dragons” by Andy Shepherd about a boy called Tomas who discovers that he can grow dragons in his own garden!






This term we are focussing on number and place value of three digit numbers (hundreds, tens and units) and counting from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.  We are learning multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 timestables and developing efficient mental methods for multiplication.  We are also solving multiplication and division problems, including missing numbers.


We will recognise and use fractions as numbers and compare and order fractions with the same denominators.



Health and Movement


This term we will be identifying that humans get the nutrition they need from what they eat and that a balanced diet is needed in order to stay healthy.  We will also investigate which foods different animals eat and carry out an investigation to find out what pets eat. 

We will then find out about how the skeleton supports and protects the body and to investigate how invertebrates are supported. Finally we will find out what muscles are and how skeletal muscles help us to move.



British History Heroes

This term we shall be studying British History Heroes including Maidenhead’s own Sir Nicholas Winton (pictured) who supervised the rescue of 669 children, most of them Jewish, from Czechoslovakia on the eve of World War II




Touch Typing

This term in Computing we shall introduce typing terminology and be able to use different keys.  We will then practise and improve our typing to be able to type a text.


Design Technology

Photograph Frames

During this term’s topic, we shall be investigating ways of making stable free-standing structures and designing a photograph frame for a particular purpose.




In RE this term we shall be learning about the events and meanings in the story of Rama and Sita. We shall then learn about some of the preparations for Diwali and how Hindus celebrate Diwali at home.



ABC skills and Gymnastics

This term we shall be developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.  We will also use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination.

PE Day change: Please note that PE is now on Thursday afternoons.  Please ensure that your child has the correct PE kit in school every day.



In Spanish this term we shall be learning classroom instructions, actions, colours and clothes.



In our Personal Social Health Education sessions this term we shall be looking at New Year’s resolutions and achievements for the year.  We will also focus on the life skills of resilience and persistence.



In our weekly Music lessons this term we shall be learning various Reggae songs by artists including Bob Marley.  During each session children will Listen and Appraise/Musical Activity/Learn to sing/play instrument/perform.


Foxes Archive 2019-2020

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Punctuality - Please remember that the children should be at school for 8.40am and if they are not in school before 8.50am, they will be registered with a late mark. Having your child arrive on time means that they can settle in ready for the school day.


Class Fund - Each term we ask for a small voluntary contribution of £2, which helps provide extra resources that the children will use for subjects like art and design. Thank you in advance.


P.E Kits - Please can your child have a pair of named t-shirt, hoodie, jogging bottoms, shorts and footwear kept in school ready for P.E sessions. Some lessons will be outside, depending on the weather! Our P.E slots will be on Thursday afternoons, however these are subject to change, so make sure that you have a P.E kit in school everyday.


Jumpers - Please make sure that your child has their name in their jumper and that you remind them that they are responsible for looking after their jumpers. If they take it off a break time, I give them a chance to go and collect it whilst we line up. If it is misplaced around the school then they will have the opportunity to look, but it is important for your child to take responsibility for all their belongings.


Snacks - Please remember that the children are allowed a healthy snack for break times, this could be a piece of fruit or vegetables. Please do not bring in nuts. We have a fruit tray for them to be kept until break times, in the classroom. We do not have afternoon snack in Year 3.


Pencil Cases - Children in Year 3 can bring in their own pencil case. It can include the following: writing pencils, a ruler, a rubber, a sharpener and colouring pencils. All equipment needs to be named and the children need to take FULL responsibility for their own equipment.