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Year 3: Finney class

Summer Term 2023


Welcome back! We are looking forward to Summer Term in Year 3 Anning, building on all our hard work and effort from last term. 


In English lessons this term, we will be writing a story based on the popular novel based on the novel, Stig of the Dump. We will then explore discussion texts, presenting different points of view. As we progress in to Summer Term 2, we turn our attention to writing an adventure story based on, 'The Enchanted Wood'. We then end the term by focusing on explanation texts and classic poetry. 


In Maths, we start by focusing on fractions, before we begin looking at money and time. We then move on to shape and statistics in Summer Term 2.


Our RE topics for the whole term are Energy - Pentecost and Serving, Choices - Reconciliation and Inter-Relating, and Special Places - Universal Church and World.


In other subjects, we will find out about Rocks, Fossils and Soil in Science. History is always fun when we find out about The Stone Age. In DT we will be looking at shell structures. Geography sees us learning about the Lake District as a region of the UK, which is always fun and exciting! Art will include watercolour painting based on gardens and landscapes. Our Computing work covers branching databases, simulations and graphing. 


PE kits will be a priority moving forwards across the school so it is important that children have the correct kit in school. PE kit consists of a white t-shirt (with or without school logo), blue sports shorts and pumps for indoors/trainers for outdoors. In the cold weather, children are welcomed to wear their blue school jumper over their white t-shirt and a plain pair of blue tracksuit bottoms/joggers.


Your children continue to receive acknowledgement for their hard work and best behaviour, and they love collecting Class Dojo rewards for their hard work and positive behaviour. They are regularly reminded of the Behaviour Charter, Be Safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful, and how it will help us to enjoy our time in school.


We look forward to celebrating their achievements and seeing them progress through Year 3. We have had a fabulous two term in Year 3 and look forward to a successful final term. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me. You can also contact me using the class Dojo page.


Year 3 Finney Teaching Team

Useful Reminders


PE - Monday and Thursday

Times Tables Practise - Regular practise is recommended with children being quizzed every Friday at their own level

Reading - Reading at home 5x per week is advised with short comments made in planner - these will be collected and checked each Monday morning

Sumdog - Check for weekly targeted homework set online, including Maths, Spelling and Grammar


Our Behaviour Charter


Our school Behaviour Policy is built upon the ‘5 pillars of Pivotal Practice’ (‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, Paul Dix):

  • Consistent, calm adult behaviour,

  • Relentless Routines,

  • First attention to best conduct,

  • Scripting difficult conversations,

  • Restorative Follow-up.


We have three simple goals: Be safe, Be a Learner, Be Kind and Respectful.

Meet the Teacher


The Powerpoint shared at this year's 'Meet the Teacher' event is below:


Maths Overview

Year 3 Text Overview


Recommended Reading Books

We have selected these recommended reading lists from Peters Education to ensure that our children have access to a wide range of books.  These books are all available in school and form our 'core' texts in our class libraries.  These lists are chosen because they:

  • link with our curriculum for each year group
  • represent different cultures
  • introduce children to new authors and expand their knowledge of familiar authors   
  • ensure progression 
  • match topics of interests for our children
  • tackle current themes 

Autumn Term