St Michael'sChurch of England Primary School

Sandhurst, Berkshire

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Year 3

2022 WOW Trip!


Amazingly, the secret held until we arrived at Windsor.  We all had a lot of fun, learning about coronations, royal flags, and the Jubilee; and admiring the treasures of the castle.


Don't forget about your Mission:


Now that you have completed the mystery WOW trip you have a mission.

You need to build or create something of your own to represent some part of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign. It should show your understanding of some aspect of the 70 years or of the Queen herself. The more diversity there is the better. It could be sewing fashions through the ages; designing and making a new crown jewel; making a newspaper; making a carriage fit for a Queen; designing and making a castle for a modern age; a gift suitable for a Queen; a framed, painted portrait of the Queen at 96; a 3D map of the Commonwealth; a representation of how life has changed in those 70 years; a room for a doll’s house; stables for her horses; a crown; a sceptre; anything you want.


You will have to have research to show how and why you made your creation and you will need to take responsibility for gathering the things you need. Have a think this weekend and start your plan. You will have just 7 school afternoons to work on your project, and these may well be interrupted. You are welcome to work on this project at home too.

Your project needs to be completed for display on Open Afternoon on Thursday 26th May.

Welcome to Year 3


Class Teachers: Mrs K. Dossett, Mr R. Handy

Support Staff: Miss N. Ivancic

Learning Support Assistant: Ms M. Milstead


Welcome to the Summer Term! This term in topic we will be finding out about the history of the Stone Age to the Iron Age, alongside our Rocks and Fossils topic in Science. Our theme in Assemblies is Friendship and  we will be looking at how we can support and encourage one another. We start the first week with Swimming and we will start to think about getting ready for Sports Day and other events. 

A WOW trip, Woods walk and a trip to Ancient Butser Farm after half term will mean plenty of hands on fun experiences to finish Year 3.


Year 3 Topics

We will be continuing our 'Home and Away' following the journey of adventurer Alastair Humphreys as he cycles from the UK to South Africa. This will be followed by our 'Ancient Egyptian' topic which will investigate ways of deciphering what ancient artefacts were used for and create our own museum as well as understand the ways of life from this ancient civilisation. We will finish the year studying The Stone Age and it's legacy upon modern day Britain.



English:  This term, the children will be learning instructional writing on How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and writing stories about the Stone Age Boy. We are looking forward to the WOW trip which will inspire some more writing and creativity. We will continue our focus on handwriting and our new phonics programme to improve spelling. 


Maths: This term we will be looking at measurement, time, fractions and geometry of shapes;  We will be revising our tables and ensuring we learn out 4x and 8x tables. Please give the children plenty of opportunity to play Hit the Button and Arithmetic Archery ( ,


PSHE:  In PHSE we will continue to learn about staying safe indoors and outdoors and online.




Homework will continue alternating between Maths and English. It will be sent home every week on a Monday and then marked the following Monday. Please remind your child to bring in their Homework book every Monday so new English or Maths sheets can be stuck in!


In addition to this set homework, your child should read aloud for about 10 minutes most days and their reading record books and bookmarks signed. Please could you (or encourage your child to) write the number of pages they have read so that we can keep a record for our school reading competition.


It is vital to encourage your child to learn their times tables. By the end of Year 3, all children must be able to recall their multiplication and division facts for the 3x, 4x and 8x tables in addition to the 2x, 5x and 10x tables that they would have learnt by the end of Year 2.


Class PE

To begin with Swimming will be on a Monday PM and replace the Friday session until after half term.


PE will take place on a Wednesday PM with Mr Louis and Friday AM with the Mr Handy.  We will continue to allow children to come to school wearing their PE kits - please ensure the correct school PE kit is worn by the children. Earrings and watches must be removed prior to each PE lesson.


Useful websites


Writing Inspiration

Spelling Help

Times Tables


Maths Salamanders

Natwest MoneySense

Oxford Owl for home

Interactive teaching clock

Maths Interactive Teaching Programs

Story Book Collection Apps


Useful Information


Ancient Egypt Topic

Cross Country

Year 3 discuss Communion with Rev. Castle

Year 3's Autumn Wood Walk. Looking for mathematics patterns in nature!