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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.


PE will be on Monday and Friday afternoons. We will be developing our ball skills whilst learning to play tag rugby. Children should come to school in their PE kit. 


Through our theme lessons we will learn about different aspects of life from the Stone Age to Iron Age. We will be investigating this fascinating period of prehistory and working as detectives to put the pieces of information we have together, to understand how the earliest people lived, survived and developed their way of life.


The first topic we will study in Science is Rocks. We will learn about the three different types of natural rocks, comparing and grouping together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and physical properties. Learn about how fossils are formed and develop an understanding of soils being formed from rocks and organic matter. 


We have started reading Stone Age Boy, by Satoshi Kitamura. It tells the story of a little boy who is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? We will be revising and developing our SPaG skills from Year Two and adding to them, whilst writing a range of fiction and non-fiction pieces based on the text.


We will be studying a non-fiction text called, Lost Species by Jess French and Daniel Long. In This book we will explore species from the awe-inspiring woolly mammoth to the incredibly rare Pinta Island tortoise 'Lonesome George'.  We will consider the part we are playing in endangering our wildlife and how we might make some small changes to our lifestyles and help save our wonderful species.


Our RE focus is on the big story of the bible and what it means to have faith in God. We will discover the metanarrative of the bible, whilst also reflecting on your own identity and faith. 


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.

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