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Welcome back Year Three! Welcome back Year Three! Welcome back Year Three! Welcome back Year Three!




 I hope that you have all had a fabulous summer break enjoying yourselves, making memories and spending time with loved ones. How quickly six weeks can fly by! I am very excited to hear all about your adventures and embark on a brand new adventure together in Year Three.

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

This year my PPA will be covered on a Friday afternoon by Mrs Tomlinson who the children are already very familiar with.

If you need to discuss anything with me, please don't hesitate to pop a note in the message book or I will be more than happy to speak to you at the end of the day.

Here's to a brilliant start!

Miss Rochell-Gill

Please click here to see this year's curriculum map!

Our Autumn Term topic is...

"Are we there yet?"

Our first theme of the year will revolve around the idea of journeys. We will not only look at physical journeys we take but also our own personal journeys we embark on throughout our lives.

As Writers we will begin with some creative writing based around the magnificent book 'Return' by Aaron Becker. This book is very special as it does not contain any text! Using only the beautiful illustrations we will allow our imaginations to take us on our own journey through the book.

I wonder how far we will go...?

As Mathematicians we will consolidate our understanding of number and place value in a variety of contexts and begin to build upon that knowledge further. We will also continue to practise our times tables including the 3x, 4x and 8x.

As Geographers we will investigate the question:

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Why do so many people choose the Mediterranean for their holidays?

Within our study, we will look at features of the Mediterranean that may attract visitors from all over the globe and compare those features to that of the United Kingdom. Alongside this, we will look at the positives and negatives of world travel upon the globe.  

As Computer Scientists we will explore the world wide web, how data and information travels across the world and learn about the journey of Code. As a result of our investigations we will also consolidate our knowledge of e-safety and how to prevent sensitive data from travelling.


Our author this term is...

Aaron Becker

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Aaron Becker is an american writer and illustrator of children's books. He is best known for his trilogy of wordless books 'Journey', 'Quest' and 'Return'

Prior to his children's book work, Becker illustrated scenes in children's animated films, including The Polar Express (2004), Cars(2006), Monster House (2006), Beowulf, and A Christmas Carol.

Embedded Calendar

Click on the link below to practise your mental maths skills at home!


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 Tuesday morning and a Friday afternoon.

Although our sessions are scheduled for these days, it is not uncommon for those to change due to other events in school so it is vital that all children have their kits in school on Monday and remain in school until the weekend. 

During the winter months, it is advisable for the children to bring warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms as sessions will continue outside where possible.


Homework is given on a bi-weekly rota, one week english is sent home and the following week maths is sent home. It is given on a Friday and due in the following Friday, please try to ensure that homework is brought in by the due date so it can be checked and prepared for the following week.

Spellings and times tables practise are sent home weekly on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

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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