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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

Mrs. Stephenson- 1:1 Support

Kate Mallin- Sports Coach

Miss Iqbal- Cover Supervisor                                     

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

Tuesday 15th of November & Wednesday 16th of November - Parents' evenings (tbc)

Friday 11th of November- Remembrance Day

Monday 14th November - Anti-bullying Week: wear odd socks to school day

Friday 16th December 2022 - Last day of Autumn term 2

Saturday 17th December 2022 - Sunday 1st January 2023 - Christmas holidays

Monday 2nd January 2023 - Bank holiday 

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's book for writing is "The Crow's Tale" by Naomi Howarth


 Guided Reading

In reading this half term, we have started our fiction book 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. We will use this book from the adventure genre to plan our guided reading sessions.


In maths this half term we have begun our study of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). We have started our study of addition and subtraction- adding and subtracting up to 1000!


In science this half term, we are studying 'Light'. Ask your children about light sources in the home- Are they natural or man-made?


Our  geography this half term is 'Our World'

We will be learning to:

-Use maps and atlases appropriately

-Name the continents and oceans around the world

-Work out how long it would take to get to a given destination, taking account of the mode of transport

-Locate the Mediterranean and explain why it is a popular holiday destination.

-Locate the Mediterranean and explain why it is a popular holiday destination. I can explain how the lives of people living in the Mediterranean would be different to my own.

-Use 4 -digit grid references.

-Plot NSEW on a map.

-Use some basic OS Map symbols.


Our Art topic this half-term is 'Stone Age' art. We will be studying existing prehistoric art and creating art using Chalk, Oil Pastels and other media.


We are studying 'How do people show and celebrate their faith'


In PSHE we are learning  'Celebrating Difference'. This includes:

Families and Conflict
Witness and Feelings
Winess and Solutions
Words that Harm
Celebrating Difference
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 continue to be taught music by Musica Kirklees. We will practise the drums 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 Boy who Grew Dragons'. 

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