St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 3

PIctures for the children doing the writing booster sessions. Please bring in your writing on Tuesday.

Summer Term 2023


Welcome Summer!


It's Summer already!   Mrs. Milanovic and Mr. Handy are looing forward to a busy term, with lots of learning and fun, including 2 trips!




Just a reminder: What to bring to the classroom

Each day, the children need to bring:

  • A small pencil case (large pencil cases will not fit in the children’s trays)
  • An eraser
  • Pencil sharpener (the type that collects the shavings please!)
  • If the children wish: a small number of colouring pencils


The school will provide:

  • A pencil
  • A glue stick
  • A 30cm ruler

We do ask that children replace equipment they have lost or broken (lost pencils, snapped rulers, glue sticks without tops, etc.) as we want to encourage them to look after their equipment and respect school property.


There is not a lot of room in the cloakroom, so we ask that children bring small rucksacks, not large, hiking backpacks!




This term is mostly about fractions, time and  money.  It would really benefit your child if they could read clocks before we start the 'time' learning, as they can then spend this time learning more advanced maths.  Please ask your child questions about fractions (what's bigger, one-fifth or one-seventh?  What's bigger:  2-sevenths or 4-sevenths:  what is 3-eigths plus 2 eights?  etc."


The children will also continue to develop their reasoning and problem solving skills.




This summer we will be writing more stories, widening our vocabulary and writing non-chronological reports.  As a class, we will be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.




This term we will going further back in time, and learning about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. As part of out learning, we will be stepping back in time at Butser Ancient Farm (




We will be looking at landmarks, both locally and nationally.  Given our History topic, we will certainly be learning about Stonehenge!




Rocks!   The children seem to love this topic, especially as it includes , volcanoes, how fossils are formed and hitting things with hammers!



The children will be thinking hard in RE this term, considering questions such as "Can made-up stories tell the truth?" and "Does Jesus have authority over everyone?"   We are also very excited that places of worship are now re-opening to school visits, and we are hoping to be visiting a synagogue.




Keeping fit and netball! We are sure to have some competitive but sportsman-like Friday afternoons!




Alternating Maths and English homework will be sent home every Tuesday, and should be handed in by the following Monday. All children will be expected to complete their homework by this deadline.


We recommend that children complete their homework earlier in the week, as this gives them time to ask their teachers for help, if it is needed.


Of course, you are welcome to help your child complete their homework, but if they need a lot of help, please write a note in their homework books, so we can give them further support.


Please remind your child to bring in their homework every Monday (or earlier, if it is completed early) so that homework can be marked and new homework can be issued. However, you might like to let your child know we will not accept “My Mum/Dad forgot to put it in my bag” as an excuse!


Reading at home


We don't like to nag (But we are going to anyway!): but please ensure that your child reads aloud every day. This is absolutely vital if the children are to progress to their best ability. The children should bring in their reading record books every day, signed by an adult.



As ever, if you require any further information, please come and chat to the class teacher after school or send an email via the school office



Forces and Magnets Investigation: What materials are magnetic?