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Year 3


We hope that you had a lovely Easter break. Welcome to the summer term where we look forward to the continuing partnerships between home and school.


Our goal is to create confident, fluent and independent readers. We prioritise reading at Latchmere School and have very carefully chosen the texts your child will study this term. In Year 3, we focus on word reading to develop fluency and encourage the whole class to join in through strategies such as choral reading (the whole class read together) and echo reading (the teacher models the reading and the class echo back). We also have the Latchmere Reading skills. These are based on comprehension skills such as retrieval, inference, summarising, making links, prediction and vocabulary.

In Year 3, we will be studying ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit, ‘The Promise’ by Nicola Davies, ‘Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, ‘Dear Greenpeace’ by Simon James and ‘Eric’ by Shaun Tan.


Our curriculum is based on the White Rose Maths programme. This research-based initiative ensures that the skills and concepts children taught are fully embedded before moving on. The children are taught strategies such as bar modelling and have plenty of opportunities to use ‘manipulatives’ such as place value counters and dienes all the way through the school. This term we will be focusing on: fractions, money, time, shape, and statistics. Please refer to the Programme of Study for the objectives. Children should also use the TimesTables Rockstars program to increase their quick recall of multiplication and related division facts.

Curriculum Highlights

This term, we will be learning about:

• History – The Romans

• Science – Plants

• PSHE – Citizenship ‘Our rights and responsibilities’

• RSE – Body differences, personal space and help and support

• Physical Education – Athletics, Dodgeball, Cricket and Fundamental Skills

• Religious Education - How and why do people mark significant events in life? In Summer 2, the children will be taking part in RSE lessons. For more information about our RSE curriculum please read our RSE Policy which can be found on our trust website. The resources used in our lessons can also be viewed at the school office.

You can find out more information about all of the summer term learning by looking at the overviews and programmes of study on the school website.

Thank you in advance for all of your support in the year ahead,

Kind regards,

The Year 3 Team

Hannah Williams – Year Group Lead

Key Dates

Roman Workshop

21st May 2024 –Roman Workshop (children can dress up in Roman outfits).


Class Assembly Dates

3W – Thursday 2nd May 2024

3S – Thursday 9th May 2024

3R – Thursday 16th May 2024

3H – Thursday 23rd May 2024

Updates and reminders

Please remember to send your child’s reading journal and book to school every day.

Spelling lists will go home on a Monday. The spelling quiz will take place on a Thursday.




3W – Tuesday (Indoor PE) and Thursday (Outdoor PE).

3R - Tuesday (Indoor PE) and Thursday (Outdoor PE).

3S – Thursday (Outdoor PE) and Friday (Indoor PE).

3H – Monday (Indoor PE) and Thursday (Outdoor PE).

Please ensure that for outdoor PE, children are wearing weather appropriate kit such as jogging bottoms (blue, grey, black) as the weather turns colder.



Pencil Case

Below is a list of resources that we would like the children to have for Summer Term in a small pencil case. If you do not have these items, or cannot purchase them, please do not worry as we will be able to provide them.

• 2 x HB pencils

• a ruler

• a pencil sharpener

• an eraser

• 2 x whiteboard pen

• a red pen

• child-friendly scissors

• a glue stick (Pritt Sticks are much better for long term use)




Please send your child with a healthy (nut-free) snack for them to have during morning play, e.g. fresh fruit, rice cakes, dried fruit such as raisins/cranberries, malt loaf, plain digestive or rich tea biscuits. Please ensure your child comes to school with a named water bottle.




Please ensure that the school office has any relevant medication and that this medication is up-to-date.




As you may be aware, we closely monitor the attendance of pupils at our school as there is clear evidence which shows the correlation between attainment and attendance and pupil well-being. We believe working with families is very important, therefore when a child’s attendance falls below 94% we intervene quickly to work with parents to identify any barriers to regular school attendance and identify how we can support further.