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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.

Links to online learning

    Year 3 Project, Spring 1 term 2021: Feel the Force! & Active Planet

  • What’s the big idea?

    The tectonic plates that form the Earth’s crust are always moving. Even the smallest movement can cause huge earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis that devastate communities across wide areas. If we can understand what is happening underground we can learn to predict and protect ourselves in the future.

    Without forces to push and pull us along, nothing on Earth or in the wider Universe would move. Forces are so important that it is almost impossible to imagine a world without them - and yet, they are invisible.

  • What will we be learning?


    We will be able to:

    • compare how things move on different surfaces
    • notice that some forces need contact between two objects but magnetic forces can act at a distance
    • conduct simple scientific investigations relating to rocks and forces
    • compare rocks according to similarities and differences, and compare common materials and objects according to their properties

    We will know:

    • about magnets, and magnetic and non-magnetic materials
    • that forces can have direction, and that forces differ in size
    • the effects of friction

    We will understand:

    • that different materials are suited for different purposes


    We will be able to:

    • use geographical terms, e.g. volcano, earthquake, mountain, tectonic plates
    • locate San Fransisco, California, U.S.A. and Snowdonia National Park, Wales and discuss similaritis and differences between them.

    We will know:

    • how particular localities have been affected by natural features and processes e.g countries on plates


    We will be able to:

    • open and respond to emails safely
    • add attachments to emails

    We will know:

    • different methods of communication


    We will be able to:

    • use art as a means of self-expression focusing on hot and cold colours

    We will know:

    • about great artists such as Jackson Pollock and Nick Rowland.
  • 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 the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.

    We will also be working hard to learn more about:

    • Four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Statistics e.g. tally charts, bar charts, pictograms
    • Measurement - money, length and perimeter
    • To be able to solve word problems using the four operations
  • English

    We will be using the adventure story ‘Ice Palace’ to inspire us with our creative writing. We will be thinking about how to start our sentences in different ways, and how to use adjectives and conjunctions to extend our writing. We will continue to learn the Year 3 common exception word spellings. Please practise these at home. If you would like a list, please ask your teacher. 

  • 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

    A print out of the homelearning will be sent home in folders - if you have the homelearning folder at home please bring them in to school so your child can take their hard copies home. We will start to set challenges on TT Rockstars as well.

    Homelearning is set on a Friday, and must be completed by the following Monday.

    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.unicorn@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk


    We are planning our trip for this project, but in the meantime the Natural History Museum has a volcano and earthquake area. Please do visit if you wish, and share photos with us!

    Can you help?!

    Have you ever visited Snowdonia or San Fransisco? We would love  to see any photos if you are happy to share!

    Perhaps you have climbed a volcano or experienced an earthquake? Come in and talk with the children! Thank you!


    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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