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Spring Term in Year 3


What an amazing first term we have had in Year 3. A great big well done to all the Year 3 children for getting through their first term of Key Stage 2 with flying colours. The children did fantastically well with the Christmas Production and should be very proud of themselves.


During the first half of the Spring Term, in RE, we will be looking at the religions of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and why the people of these religions pray. Our weekly Class Worship will be ongoing too, where the children will continue to lead the worship through different roles such as Worship leader, and being in charge of music and prayer.


After learning about the Stone Age, we will now travel over to look at China for our topic for the first half term of Spring. During this topic, we will be learning about the Geography of this enormous country, such as its location and culture. We will also be learning about some Chinese History, famous landmarks and even a little about the language they use!


In Science during the first half term of Spring, we will be looking at Space. We will be investigating the moon and how humans have managed to visit it, learning about some History as we do this. We will also be looking at diets, spacesuits and the space food needed for an astronaut, as well as designing our very own spacesuit and what it needs in order for an astronaut to survive. We will become astronauts!


Our main focuses for Maths in this first half of the Spring Term is place value and times tables and applying this and other mathematical knowledge to solving word problems, which we will be investigating once a week. Please try and test your children on the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables!


In English we will be looking at a range of spelling patterns and continuing to look at features of different types of text, this time being particular Legends. We will continue to practice our editing skills and apply these to our lessons when we check over our work. Furthermore, we will be achieving our writing targets which are now in the classroom for children to remember and use in order to develop writing skills.

Please try to encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each day and share a story with them as often as possible. It would also be beneficial to ask them questions after they have read to you in order to check understanding and get that comprehension in!



Spellings will be sent home each Friday and the children will be tested the following Friday. It is important that children understand the importance of applying this knowledge in their independent writing as well as learning them for the tests.


Homework will be set every Friday and will need to be back in for the following Wednesday, in order for it to be marked and returned to the children for the new homework that will be set on the Friday.



PE lessons take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It is still very cold outside so children will need to continue to wear warmer clothing and outdoor footwear for the lessons on Thursdays. Correct indoor kit will be used on Tuesdays.


If you have any queries please don't hesitate to ask.


I would like to remind parents that if they would like to volunteer to help in anyway, extra help is always very gratefully received.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Gillespie.

  • Knightlow C.of E. Primary School,
  • Hill Crescent, Stretton-on-Dunsmore,
  • Rugby, United Kingdom, CV23 9NF
  • Tel: 0247 6543 751
  • Email: 0247 6543 751