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Year 3 - Seal class

The Potions Topic Showcase Afternoon is on: Friday 15th February 

at: 2pm 

in: your child’s classroom. 


We invite you to come along to find out about what the children have been learning this half term. 


Our topic after half term is: Playlist!

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Picture 1
During this topic we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will learn about the different Greek gods and goddesses as well as reading different Greek myths. We will be tasting some Greek foods. In art we will explore Ancient Greek pottery designs and much, much more!

As part of our Scrumdiddlyumptious Topic we have been tasting, evaluating, designing and then making smoothies!

We have written some fantastic mouth-watering recipes for a variety of smoothies as well!

Welcome to Year 3 Seal Class

Mrs Startin is teaching Seals again this year, check in again for more updates soon! 

Our Topic this half term is


We will be writing a range of text types linked to food including recipes and instructions, nonsense poetry and adverts. We will be learning how to use a map, whilst developing our location and fair-trade knowledge. In Science, we will be learning about nutrition and how to keep ourselves healthy.

In Maths, we will be focusing on developing our understanding of Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. The children will be developing their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills on a daily basis.


Please find a book list below which is full of books relevant to our new topic. If you get the opportunity to enjoy some of these at home that would be brilliant! Also, if you do have any of these books, particularly Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl which will be our class reader, please do bring them into school for us to share.


National Expectations for Year 3 in English



The National Curriculum outlines the spelling rules that children will learn inYear 3 and Year 4:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (such as dis– and –sure)
  • Spell further homophones (such as except/accept)
  • Spell words that are often misspelt
  • Use the possessive apostrophe accurately (plurals)
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary




PE: Children will need their PE kits on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for outdoor PE. 

Reading: We encourage children to read a wide variety of fiction genres, as well as non-fiction. Your support at home can make a crucial difference to your child's reading progress, which in turn often has a significant effect on the quality of their writing. Encourage your child to answer questions about the text, try to predict what happens next, write a book review.......

Spelling: We will be continuing the 'Read Write Inc Spelling' programme so please check your Read Write Inc log book and practice the spellings!


Time tables: The government expectation is that nearly all children will be fluent in all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of their next school year (Year 4). Regular class work on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 11 times tables this year would ideally be supplemented by quizzing and activities at home. Links to some suggestions are below. Topmarks has links to a wide variety of computer-based education resources and games.




Time links for this week:


Bitesize time game (3 different levels)


Mathsframe (includes word problems, lots of levels)


Bang on time (nearest 5 minutes) 


Class clock


Whole hours (easy)


Youtube learn about time



Blackberry Muffins

Blackberry Muffins 1
Blackberry Muffins 2

Banana Splits - the children created their own improved recipes (with extra ingredients) in their English lesson.

Banana Splits - the children created their own improved recipes (with extra ingredients) in their English lesson. 1 Key ingredients.
Banana Splits - the children created their own improved recipes (with extra ingredients) in their English lesson. 2 Our first banana split.

Optional Home Learning