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**Remember to wear your PE kits to school every Wednesday and Thursday**

Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children can attend Morning Sports and Breakfast Club from 8am every morning in the Key Stage 2 playground.

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    Year 3 Project, Autumn term 1 2021: Saving the World

  • What’s the big idea?

    Rainforests once covered about 14% of our world’s surface but now only ocver less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that if we lose more of the rainforest, we will put our whole planet at risk.

    • What can we do to help?
  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • Use maps, atlases, satellite images etc
    • Use geographical terms from physical and human geography

    We will know:

    • The eight points of a compass
    • The names and locations of the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world, and the 4 countries and capital cities of the UK
    • Some similarities and differences between Cornwall and Malaysia


    We will be able to:

    • Carry out simple investigations

    We will know:

    • What plants need to live and grow
    • How water is transported in plants
    • The life cycle of plants
    • That we use light to help us see and that it is reflected from surfaces
    • That light from the sun is dangerous
    • How shadows are formed


    We will be able to:

    • Design and make our own program using coding and algorithms


    We will know:

    • About art from Henri Rousseau and Georgia O’Keefe

    We will be able to:

    • Create artwork connected to rainforests using water colours
    • Create artwork using the Malaysian method of Batik
  • knowledge organiser

    We use a knowledge organiser for every project in every year group. It is a helpful way for children and families to see the key knowledge that children will learn. This key knowledge helps the children ask more questions and then find out more information.

    It would be helpful to talk with your child about this knowledge organiser. As the project develops, they will be able to share more knowledge. Thank you!

  • Maths

    Please help your child to know all times tables from 2, 5 and 10, and associated division facts. We will also be working hard to learn more about place value, for example:

    • To be able to describe the value of each digit in a three digit number
    • Add and subtract 10, 100
    • Round, order and compare numbers up to 999
    • Writing numbers in digits and words
  • English

    We will be proving we can all form letters of the correct size on the line using cursive handwriting. We will be revising word classes (nouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs) and making sure all of our sentences are correctly punctuated.  We will be using ‘The Kapok Tree’ by Lynne Cherry to help strengthen our understanding of rainforests and deforestation.

  • statutory SPELLING LISTS

  • Year 3 Notes & Dates

    School day:

    The Year 3 school day starts at 8.45am. and finishes at 3.15pm.

    PE Kits

    School PE uniform is black shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) with a white t-shirt and trainers. All children will come to school wearing PE kit on their PE days.

    Year 3 PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    Home Learning

    1. Daily reading - this is very important! Please listen to your child read, and read to them. Thank you!

    2. A short piece of work  will be sent home once a week on a Friday - this will help your child with their English or Maths knowledge and skills. 

    3. A task connected to project learning every half term. This will be set on DB - we will email you with more information. Your child has their login details – if you need these again, please email: unicorn@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

    If you have any problems with completing the homelearning tasks, please talk to your teacher at pick up, or email your teacher.


    Exciting news! Our friends at Kew Gardens have agreed to hold a special Rainforest workshop for Year 3! Because you only just visited Kew, this is a great opportunity to see how the changing seasons have impacted on the trees and flowers too. ​More information will be sent to you as soon as possible!


    Symptoms of COVID-19 or of a cold:

    You will be asked to follow the COVID-19 guidance for households with possible infection coronavirus guidance.


    You will be asked to have your child tested for COVID-19 as this could have an impact on our school. This can include testing for all children and their families, if displaying symptoms.

    *If your child does not take a test, your household will have to isolate following government guidance – please contact the school for more information.

  • How to Contact The Year 3 Team

    Communication With Teachers:

    There are two main ways to talk with your child’s teacher.

    You can talk at the start or end of the day – remember that teachers have more time at the end of the day!

    Alternatively, teachers check the year group email every day so you can contact them here:


    Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm.

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