Year 3 Summer Term

The school day begins with registration at 8:55am and we really appreciate prompt time-keeping to get the children off to a good start. Each day we begin with reinforcing basic skills in Maths and English so it is vital that your child is in on time and ready to learn.

Reading diaries should be signed each night and will be checked each day. Please spend time discussing the book that your child brings home with them. We also encourage the children to read a range of other texts in addition to their home-school reading book. We would be grateful if you could comment on other books that your child reads at home.



This term we will be lerning more about fractions before moving onto money. 

We will be review unit and non-unit fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions. We will also be finding a fraction of a group of objects and of an amount.  We wiil look at the different coins and notes and their values before converting pounds to pence. We will also add and subtract money and work on finding change.

Later on in the term we will be focusing on time and shape.

Times Tables - Recapping 2, 5 and 10s and introducing 3, 4 and 8.



In English Year 3 will be reading 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo where we will be writing a character description, narrative and instructional text.  To support these we will work on sentence structure and punctuation, speech punctuation, descriptive language, imperative verbs and features of instructions.



In Science Year 3 will be looking at Light and will be investigating light and shadows.  This will involve identifying a range of light sources and recognising how shadows are formed.  We will investigate how and why shadows change as well as the fact that some surfaces are reflective.



Year 3 will begin the term with the unit of 'Harvest' in which we will explore further the meaning and purpose of the Harvest festival. We will then move onto our unit titled 'Which Rules Should We Follow' where we will consider the value and purpose of rules. We will also explore the different rules followed by different faiths and how they can have an influence on behaviour and decisions.

Later on in the term, we will reflect up Christmas as a a celebration of God's presence with us 2000 years ago and now. 



In History we will study the Ancient Egyptians. We will consider what life was like for Ancient Egyptians and learn about their beliefs concerning different gods and the afterlife.  We will also learn about some of the Pharoahs and how the pyramids were built.



In computing we will be learning to touch type and then finding out how emails work.


Design and Technology

Year 3 will find out more about healthy eating. We will design, make and evaluate a healthy sandwich for a child to eat for lunch in the school dining room.


Art & Design

During our Art topic, Year 3 will be developing their drawing skills to create accuarte drawings of people, particularly faces. We will experiment with a range of pencils and create close, detailed observational drawings.



Year 3 will be developing their skills in Netball and Yoga.    

Every Friday Year 3 will be swimming at Meadows Leisure Centre in Maghull. We aim for all children to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. They will learn a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


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Department for Education and Skills-School Achievement Award Logo
Arts Council Artsmark Gold Award
Church and School artnership Award Two
Children's University Logo
Healthy School Logo
Naace ICT Mark Accredited
British council International School award
British Council International School Award
UNICEF Rights Respecting School
School Games Award 2017-2018
Sure Start
Magic Breakfast Fuel for Learning
Internation School Award-2019-2022
Food Hygiene Rating Five
Arts Council England-Working Towards Artsmark

St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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