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Year 3

Welcome to Year Three’s Class Page

Welcome to the Year 3 page with Mrs Bloor and Miss Robinson. This term, Miss Harvey will also be joining us as she completes the final part of her post graduate teacher training course.

What a term we have planned! On this page, you will find topic information for the first half of the summer term. 

Swimming for Year Three will commence from Wednesday 28th April. All children will be required to wear a swimming cap. Trunks and full swimming costumes are needed. Please do not send bikinis or swimming shorts.

Our Summer 1 topic is:

Why do so many people want to go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?

This half term, we will be reading (and writing our own versions of) ‘warning’ stories.  We will also be planning and writing discussion texts. 

Our Talk for Writing Warning story is The Canal. The story can be listened to here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isqwYELUdrw

Here is the story to read the-canal-warning-story

For our class novel,  we will be reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.

Some questions to think about:

Unfortunately, no-one is going on holiday just at the moment, but don’t let that put you off exploring some of our new topic questions.

  • Where is the Mediterranean Region? What countries are in the Mediterranean?
  • Why do Mediterranean countries have a warmer climate than we do?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages of living in a Mediterranean country?
    Which fruits and vegetables are produced in the Mediterranean?
  • How would you go about attracting someone to visit a Mediterranean country?

Choose one of these fabulous cities and do your research

Santorini (Greece), Monaco (France), Venice (Italy), Dubrovnik (Croatia)

  • Do all people speak the same language and have the same money across the Mediterranean?
  • How would you go about attracting someone to visit a Mediterranean country?
  • Who are the famous artists of the Mediterranean and what can we learn from them?
  • How do I advertise a holiday to a Mediterranean country?

Topic Web:

Knowledge organisers

Our geography and science knowledge organisers will support your learning for what we need to know and remember for this topic. I will ask you to keep looking back and make use of them. 

Summer 2 organisers

Spring 1 organisers

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Knowledge organiser Year 3 Plants

Homework and home learning 

Homework will continue to be set weekly on Showbie. Please follow this link to login https://my.showbie.com/signin

Should your child or the class have to isolate, please login to Showbie to continue learning. 

Useful links that I will ask you to use:





Reading recommendations:



Reading is so much more than being able to say the text. 

Some tips to help your child with reading

  1. Ask them to reread a page, so that they internalise the text and can summarise what they have read. 
  2. Encourage your child to reread after blending or being told, so that they sound like a story teller or a narrator.
  3. Help your child develop their vocabulary by asking what words mean or to find a word that means your word or phrase.
  4. Encourage your child to read to punctuation. At each full stop, pause and take a breath. This is the same for commas and questions marks. Exclamation marks, should show some change in how things are said depending on the emotion that is felt by the character.
  5. Discuss the features of a non fiction pages and books. 
Knowledge-organiser-Y3-SCIENCE-Biology Animals including humans
What are we learning and what have we learnt?