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Bitham Brook Primary School

In a community of kindness where all belong: be positive, be resilient, be creative

Year Three

We have two Year 3 classes


Miss Cowley and Mrs Woodward 


Miss Grant 


Support Staff - Mrs Walkes and Mrs Horton

Autumn term


A new school year brings the opportunity for fresh learning with a renewed sense of energy and Year 3 is the perfect time to deepen friendships and become part of a close and supportive team.  Please continue to ensure your child brings minimal possessions into school. 


When the children have PE, they should continue to wear their Bitham Brook PE kit into school with the school jumper over the top (if weather conditions require a jumper).  Please note the Bitham Brook PE kit is a plain white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings/tracksuit with daps/trainers. Other sports clothing is not acceptable as it is important that, as a school, we have pride in our appearance. School will confirm which days the children have PE in due course.  


For Term 1 we are fortunate to have swimming on Thursdays.  Please can the children have a swimming kit of non-fashion swimwear, a swimming hat, towel and goggles.


Please continue to read at home

Spelling lists can be found on the school website



Tuesday - Dance

Thursday - Swimming in Term 1

Revolting Rhymes, by Roald Dahl

Year 3 learning this term



Place value

Addition and subtraction



We will be looking at writing instructions, recalling how to write recounts and exploring fairy tales.





During reading we will be working our way through our class book Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes and asking questions using the VIPERS (Vocabulary, Infer, Predict, Explain, Retrieve, Summarise) scheme so the children deepen their understanding of the text.



We will be exploring classical music including Mussorgsky's 'Night on Bare Mountain' and reading dot notations.



We will be learning simple greetings, how to say our names and ask others what their names are too.




We will be learning how to draw portraits accurately using proportion.





We will be recapping the continents and the position of the UK in the world and what this means.






We will be learning about animals and humans, exploring nutrition and the affect food has on our bodies.





  • In PSHE, we will be learning all about ourselves, our uniqueness in the world and what makes us special.



We will be learning about computing networks and the internet.

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