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Yr 3 - Fantastic Ferns

Welcome to Fantastic Ferns!

Welcome to year 3!

Miss Clarke and I are very excited to start a new school year with lots of new learning! This newsletter will provide information on our first half term in year 3. It also includes information about our routines and ways in which you can support us at home.

If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to email me on our class email.

Autumn 1 - Magical Mayhem

Please take a read of our Autumn 1 Newsletter!


In maths this half term we will be learning the place value of numbers to 1000. We will also be learning how to add and subtract with numbers to 1000 using formal written methods such as the column method.

Please keep practising your superhero maths and times table rock stars at home – it is amazing to have a fast recall of facts!



This half term in literacy we will be focusing on stories set in imaginary worlds. We will be reading ‘Leon and the Place Between’ and discovering the imaginary world in this book and comparing it with magical worlds in other books. We will also be recreating our own version of a magical world setting and writing an exciting story of the events which take place there!

We will be using lots of exciting vocabulary and grammar, such as expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials, to make our stories magical.



Our topic this half term is ‘Magical Mayhem’. In science we will be exploring forces and discovering how magnets work. We will also be classifying materials as magnetic and non-magnetic.



PE will be on a Monday. Please remember to bring your kits every week!

Swimming doesn't start until after Christmas this year, Fantastic Fern's day and time will be sent out to you closer to the time!



Some form of maths homework will be given out every Friday and expected to be handed in the following Thursday.

Children are also expected to read 3 or more times a week and be practising their coloured spellings at home.

As well as this, 4 times a year a homework creative project will be given out.



An important way to support your child’s learning at home is to read with them at least 3 times per week. If you child reads 3 times per week at home they will receive a star on their RED TED award!