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Autumn Term in Year 3


Wow – Year 3 have definitely hit the ground running this academic year! They are all looking incredibly smart in their new uniform and have become used to Key Stage 2 life very quickly, including becoming independent learners which we will continue to develop!


We enjoyed looking at The Promise in the first week along with the rest of the school. We looked at plot, setting and character motives as we increased our love of books in the process! We discussed what makes our world so beautiful and linked this to our topic for this half term, The Beauty Of The Earth, as we looked at what makes our communities so positive - including our loving Knightlow family! We have also begun to observe our world in more detail as we investigate Creation in RE.


We will be continuing with this topic up until half term so there is still lots more to come...

Following on from half term, we will be looking at The Stone Age and there are many exciting things planned, so watch this space!


In Science, we will be learning about Mirrors and how to identify reflective materials as well as looking at their relationship with light.


We will be continuing to work hard in English and Maths, focusing on developing all skills in these areas. Please try to encourage your child to read for 20 minutes each day and share a story with them as often as possible. Timestable and number bond practise at home also goes a long way as it can be used in many different aspects of the Mathematics Curriculum.



Spellings will be sent home each Friday and then 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.



PE lessons take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays - please remember to bring outdoor footwear for the lessons on Thursdays, and it may be an idea to bring warmer clothing as winter is coming!


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
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