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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Miss Hough and Mrs Collier


Autumn Term Vehicle - Chocolate!

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Year 3 children are becoming chocolatiers during the Autumn Term and will be designing, making and selling their own bags of chocolate, which we intend to sell to our community to enjoy! The children in Year 3 will be blind tasting chocolate bars to identify different flavours using different senses, planning and then undertaking some market research at ASDA with members of the public to find out which chocolate products they prefer and why, as well as which products they are drawn to due to their packaging. The children will also go on a trip to Cadbury World to see the journey of a cacao bean from where it starts to where it ends up as a chocolate bar. On the trip, they will also learn about the power of advertising and what makes a good advert so the children have an idea of how to gain people's attention to buy their own products when they make their own advert. Towards the end of the term, the children will be designing, then making their own chocolate to put into bags ready to sell.  We can’t wait to see what they create!

Key Information: 

Homework: Homework is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Children will be given alternate maths and English tasks on a worksheet in their books. They will also receive a spelling sheet that is also to be completed as homework. Any child who brings in their homework every week will receive a prize for being a 'Homework Hero' at the end of each half term.


Reading: As Dr Seuss once said, “The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn, the more places you'll go!” It is important that children are regularly reading both in and outside of school. Please aim to read with your child at minimum of 3 times a week and please sign in their reading diary. As children in Y3 are growing in independence, they can read to themselves and record this in their reading diary, please can this still be signed by an adult. Reading diaries will be checked every Monday so please ensure they are in school on this day.  Once reading diaries have been checked, the children will move up on our Reading Race track if they have read at least 3 times at home during the previous week. Again, a prize will be given to the children who have read the most times at home at the end of each half term.


Spellings: Children will be tested every Thursday. Spellings are given out as part of weekly homework every Friday and the spelling sheet is due in on a Wednesday to be stamped. Children are expected to complete all 4 practises on the sheet.


PE: Year 3’s PE days are Wednesday (swimming) and Thursday. Please ensure children have both an indoor and outdoor kit available in school as we approach the winter months. Earrings need to be removed before a PE lesson. If children are unable to take earrings out themselves then earrings need to please be taken out at home on a PE day. On swimming days, children need to be in school uniform, school PE kit or a sports tracksuit and have a suitable bag to put their swimming things in.