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Little Leigh Primary School and Preschool

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Welcome to Year Three! Welcome to Year Three! Welcome to Year Three! Welcome to Year Three!

Summer Term Two!

 Welcome back to the final term of Year Three!

I hope that you have had a lovely half term break and made the most of the glorious sunshine and warmer weather. It feels far too soon to be preparing for our final six weeks of the year but it is very quickly approaching. Summer term two is one of my favourite half terms as the weather is better, the days are brighter and there are so many exciting outdoor learning opportunities and experiences to be had! We have another fabulous theme to focus our learning around also some very exciting news... 

I am very excited to announce that we will be taking care of a very special class pet over the next six weeks! Look at the clues below and see if you can guess which creature will be joining us:

- I live underwater but I am not a fish

- I have four legs and a large tail that is similar to a tadpole

- Sadly, I am critically endangered in the wild due to humans destroying my natural habitat 

- I have a super cool power! My body has the ability to regenerate and regrow when damaged - how cool is that?

What creature do you think I am?

Our PE slots will continue to take place on a MONDAY and TUESDAY.  Please endeavour to ensure that full PE kit is worn on Monday and Tuesday. In addition to this, my PPA slot will be covered by Mrs Robinson on a Tuesday afternoon.

You can follow our learning journey via our school twitter account, @LittleLeighSch, where I will post updates and pictures.

If you need to discuss anything with me, please don't hesitate to contact me on my school email rrochellgill@littleleighprimary.cheshire.sch.uk or the school admin team via email who will be more than happy to pass your message on.

Miss Rochell-Gill and Mrs Robinson



Our final theme of Year Three will be focused on...


'How do rivers change our landscape?'

Throughout this geographical theme we will be focusing on rivers in greater detail. To answer our main enquiry question we will be exploring what a river is, how it is formed and how the water cycle plays a part in these river systems. We will also look closely at what happens when a river bursts its bank and how this affects the surrounding areas.


Throughout this theme our learning and discussions will be underpinned by our understanding of two Sustainable development goals:















As Writers...we will explore the stunning book 'The Rhythm of the Rain' by Grahame Baker-Smith. This beautifully illustrated book outlines the water cycle through the eyes of a curious little boy called Isaac. He follows the water from raindrop on his favourite mountainside, through sparkling streams, tumbling waterfalls and finally into the vast sea. 


'From the tiniest raindrop to the deepest ocean, this breathtaking celebration of the water cycle captures the remarkable movement of water across the earth in all its majesty. A stunning non-fiction book from Greenaway medal winner, Grahame Baker-Smith.'


Throughout our learning this half term we will also explore and enjoy a vast range of fiction and non-fiction texts within shared reading and discovery lessons. Take a look at some of these below:











As Mathematicians...we will continue to embed our knowledge of fractions including recognising tenths, adding and subtracting simple fractions and ordering fractions on a number line. We will also cover Time, Geometry and Measure.

As always we will continue to practise our times tables through a variety of formats in addition to TT Rockstars practice at home.

Please find some of our favourite songs linked below:

Mr Demaio 3 x song               Skip count by 4                        Mr Demaio 8 x song 

Hit the Button is also another fantastic online resource that aims to build confidence in multiplication and division recall. 

As Scientists...we are going to investigate plants and their requirements for growth. This will include opportunities to identify parts of a flower, what plants need to grow and how differing conditions can affect this.

As Designers...In response to our learning around rivers and what happens when they flood, we will be completing a design project titled 'Beat the flood!'. This mini-project will involve the children studying the impact and after-effects of recent flood cases (including our very own flood in Northwich earlier on this year). Their main task will be to design, build and test a new home that will be flood resistant using their knowledge of materials, rivers and causes of flooding. 

Guided Reading

During the week, all children take part in guided reading sessions both as a whole class and individually. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts, chapters from stories and often work on our inference skills using video clips and images. These sessions aim to develop inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

In KS2 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read 2-3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child''s reading diary about that reading session.

PE Lessons

This half term our PE sessions will take place on a Monday and Tuesday with forest sessions every other week on a Friday. 

As the weather begins to improve and we enjoy more lovely sunshine, please ensure that PE is appropriate and that sunscreen is applied prior to the school day as we will be endeavouring to be outside as much as possible. 


Homework will now be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Both times tables and spelling practise will be set each week on our new platforms; Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. We encourage children to practise their set tasks at least three times a week alongside regular home reading. 

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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