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Mrs Whitton

assisted by Debbie




Read every night to an adult and discuss your book with them using the comprehension skills questions to aid your discussion. Reading records should be brought to school every day and will be checked every Friday. Remember to answer comprehension questions in your reading record. We will aim to change your book every time you need a new one. 


Homework on Google Classroom 

This year, we will be setting homework on Google Classroom. Your homework should be ‘handed in’ on Google Classroom by Monday morning. New homework will be set on Google Classroom and on Mathletics on Wednesdays. You should complete your work in your homework book and upload photos to Google Classroom. You do not need to bring your books into school. You will receive a score out of 10 which will be awarded according to your effort on Google Classroom. Outstanding work will also be celebrated in class. 

Each week you will be set one reading comprehension task and one spelling task. Maths activities will be assigned through the Mathletics website. 


Please remember to practise your times tables and related division facts as regularly as possible. Practise them in the following order: 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8.

Click here for KS2 homework overview.


This term we will study forces and magnets. In our lessons we will compare how things move on different surfaces. We will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. We will also compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials. We will use these lessons to continue to develop our investigative and enquiry skills. 


We have been enjoying books written by Roald Dahl this term. We started with George’s Marvellous Medicine and are currently reading Fantastic Mr. Fox. We have really enjoyed experimenting with the language in these books and have practised lots of our SPaG and reading comprehension skills through these texts. We have developed our fiction and non-fiction writing.


Through our theme lessons we will learn about life in ancient Egypt. We will learn what was important to the people during this period of history, through considering artefacts and using them to gather information. We will develop a greater understanding of historical timelines, consider sources of information and their reliability and develop our historical and critical questioning. We will also use these lessons to develop our Art and D&T skills.


This term we will be learning about Sikhism. We will learn about what Sikh’s believe and what it means to be a Sikh. We will compare the key beliefs of Sikhism with our own beliefs and those of other people of faith. We will also consider what influences Sikh’s and what influences us in our beliefs. 


Please find the Year 3 Maths Methods Handbook here


We will continue to develop our mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in our lessons.  


Remember, you can practise your mathematical skills at any time on Mathletics.

During the Spring Term will be practising our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and their related division facts. We will then move on to cover multiplying 2-digit numbers, multiplying and dividing with regrouping and solving word problems. 



Boutcher Church of England Primary School | 93 Grange Road, London, SE1 3BW | 020 7237 2149