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 Welcome to Year 3!  



Shrewsbury Class - Miss Jarrett

Eaton Class - Miss Punter

Hilton Class - Miss Jones


Teaching Assistants - Miss Dakin, Miss Vardy, Mrs Pedley, Mrs Beecroft and Miss Robinson





Summer Term!




Wow, Year 3... another term done! One more term to go until you move on to Year 4! We have lots of fun, exciting things upcoming in Summer term: Cadbury World trip, Sports Day, Eyam trip, our whole school trip and much more! We thank you for your hard work and PRIDE shown in the last term and we hope that this term will be the best one yet.



The Ancient Maya




Our new History topic this term is all about the Ancient Maya civilisation. We will explore where and when in the world the Maya existed, understand the hierarchy of the civilisation, delve into their crazy beauty trends, learn about their gods and much more! We will also be reading the Mayan folklore of 'The Chocolate Tree' to investigate how they believe chocolate was discovered and why it was so important to them.





Addition and Subtraction

 Some of you this term will be consolidating your previous learning about addition and subtraction and will move your learning forward to answering more complex problems. Key number bond facts and quick adding skills will be a key focus this term, so get practising these skills at home!


See below a list of vocabulary that your child will be exposed to:

add, subtract, operation, inverse operation, calculation, estimate


Length and Perimeter




Some of you will be moving onto Length and Perimeter this term. We will be learning how to use a ruler to accurately measure in centimetres and millimetres and a metre stick to measure metres. We will also learn strategies to convert lengths and easily compare, add and subtract lengths. It is important we remember to include the unit of measurement (mm, cm or m) and know which measurement is most suitable for the object... you wouldn't measure a building in millimetres! Finally, we will look at how to calculate the perimeter of an object.


See below a list of vocabulary that your child will be exposed to:

unit, measure, equivalent, perimeter, millimetres (mm), centimetres (cm), metres (m)




The Iron Man


 One of our new texts this term is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We follow the journey of the Iron Giant who quickly turns from fa feared villian to the the hero of this tale.


At Riddings Junior School, to become 'good readers', we use 8 Inferential Reading Strategies (IRS) to explore new texts. Please see below our school's 8 IRS and feel free to use them when listening to your child read at home!



Wider Curriculum:


All classes will be partaking in Drumming this year. Hilton and Shrewsbury will continue with their drumming for the first two weeks of January. After those two weeks, they will have finish their drumming learning and Eaton class will begin their drumming in the Summer Term. If your child has PE on 


PLEASE NOTE: This is subject to change in a few weeks due to Eaton class beginning their drumming on a Thursday morning (a text will be sent to confirm and remind). 


Kit to remember:




Home Learning:





In Year 3, we have already started to develop our core math skills by using Numbots and TT Rock Stars. Please access these apps daily for short bursts of learning as these skills are fundamental.


Your child should be reading at least 3 times a week at home to support their fluency and comprehension. When they are ready, please encourage your child to quiz on their book in school on Accelerated Reader. We would like them to quiz weekly if possible, however we understand that they may begin to choose increasingly bigger and more complicated books. If this is the case, please let your class teacher know so they are aware of this.

 Homework Books

Please continue to support your child with their homework books weekly. We alternately set either Maths or English workouts for the week and ask for these to be brought back into school no later than Thursday, ready to be marked on a Friday morning.







Please follow us on Twitter! We would love to see what you are doing at home!

Eaton - @eaton_rjs

Hilton - @HiltonRjs

Shrewsbury - @ShrewsburyRJS