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Year 3 AspenSee the source image

Did you know ....

Aspen trees are a deciduous tree and aspen leaves are shed once a year during autumn. Their lifespan is up to 150 years, although a few have been known to survive for over 200 years !

Welcome to Year 3 Aspen

 Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is the first stage of Key Stage Two and we are so excited to help you learn lots of new and exciting things !

We have three school rules:

-Be Ready

-Be Responsible

-Be Safe


Miss Azeb- Class Teacher

Miss Plucker - HLTA and 1:1 Support                             

Important Information

The School Day

The class register will be taken at 8:45am and learning will begin immediately after this. It is vital that pupils are on time to school so that they do not miss any important learning. Children start with morning arithmetic and spelling practice, which is vital for the children to practice.

Pupils are to be collected from school at 3:15pm


Attendance every day is crucial. Each lesson follows the previous day, so missing one day may put the children behind for days.



 PE is taught on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit. For more information on uniform, please click - Uniform


Spellings are given out on a Tuesday and tested on a Monday morning. Please practice these with your children as it will help them build their skills as writers and build their confidence.


It is important to keep hydrated throughout the school day so please bring a bottle of water to school with your name on it every day.  The children can fill these up at the tap as needed.


It is crucial that your child reads every night at home with an adult who asks them questions. While the children are now mostly able to read without help, questions will help them develop their comprehension skills. There are questions in each reading record to help you direct the questions you ask them. 


Times Tables

The children have all been given Times Tables rockstars logins. They should be encouraged to play for  short time every day.

Key Dates

 Autumn 2: 

First Day Back- 6th November 

Black History Month Showcase- 10th November 

Remembrance Day Art Work- 10th November 

Last Day of Autumn 2- 21st December


This half term we will be learning...


At Brambles, we use the 'Write Stuff' scheme of work, created by Jane Considine.

Your child may have spoken to you about chotting! This is a mixture of chatting and jotting- where we brainstorm great vocabulary before using it to create some wonderful sentences.

Our writing targets this year are taken from the national curriculum.

This term we are focussing on setting descriptions! We are going to write an adventure sotry in our sentence stacking lessons.  At the end of this unit, we will be independently writing an adventure story from the perspective of Om in our book which we will edit and publish.
Walker Books - Stone Age Boy

 Guided Reading

In reading this half term, we have started reading 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'. We will use this book to help us with our reading domains.

The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman - Penguin Books Australia



In maths this half term we are starting out study of multiplication and division.


In science this half term, we are studying 'Light'. Here are the objectives we will focus on.

  1. I can recognise that we need light in order to see things
  2. I can recognise that dark is the absence of light. I can recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
  3. I can find patterns in the way the that the size of shadows change and discuss these orally.
  4. I can notice that light is reflected from surfaces. 
  5. I can recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes. 

Wallpaper : Sun, light bulb 2048x1160 - 26126906 - 1732163 - HD ...



Go Show the World

Our Geography topic this half term is 'Our World'.  We will:

-use maps and atlases to locate areas around the world

- located lines of latitude and longitude

-explain why we have day and night 

-know where the Mediterranean is and locate some countries that are nearby

-describe the differences between England and Italy 



Our art topic this half-term is 'pre-historic art'. 

9 Places to See Prehistoric Cave Paintings ...


In RE we are learning all about spirituality and how different religions express their spirituality.


In PSHE we are learning about 'Celebrating Differences'


We use the Jigsaw scheme of work. Jigsaw is a mindful and child-centred approach to PSHE. It is an original and comprehensive scheme of learning which integrates personal, social, health and economic education with an emphasis on emotional literacy, mental health and SMSC, especially spiritual development.


We will be taught music by Musica Kirklees. We will practise the toots and study rhythm and beats.


In PE, we use the 'Real PE' scheme of work to support teaching of PE. 

Shared Reading

Our shared reader book this half term is 'The Worst Witch'. 

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy - Penguin Books Australia



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