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Year 3

Welcome to Y3!


General Information


Staff: Our Year 3 teachers are Miss Barber and Mr Baskeyfield who are supported by Miss Johnson, Mrs Atkhar (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Flint (Wednesday-Friday)


PPA: Our PPA is on a Friday. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Flint.


P.E: Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)


Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to

Topic covered:


Summer 1- The Shang Dynasty


This term we will be exploring the ways of life in China. In literacy we will begin by creating our very own fact files on the Shang Dynasty. Furthermore, in History we will be completing an in-depth study of one of the earliest civilisations, The Shang Dynasty.  

Books to enjoy at home!


Summer 1


Shang Dynasty (Facts and Artefacts) by Tim Cooke 

The Shang were skilled builders, artists and craftsmen, and one of the best ways to discover how they lived is by studying the artefacts they made. Just as ancient objects enable us to step back into the world of the people who made them, the stories people told can reveal what they thought about their world. This book combines facts about the ancient Chinese with photographs of the artefacts they left behind and the stories they shared with each other to present a full picture of life at the time.


Why did the Shang write on turtles? And other questions about the Shang Dynasty by Tim Cooke 

Who were the Shang people? Why did they LOVE mud and moths? And just what made the Shang such fearsome warriors? A Question of History: The Shang Civilisation answers all these questions and much more.




Yeh-Shen: A Cinderella Story from China by Ai-Ling Louie

Half-starved and overworked by her stepmother, Yeh-Shen's only friend is a fish with golden eyes. When the stepmother kills the fish for dinner, poor Yeh-Shen is left with only the bones. But the bones are filled with a powerful spirit. When Ye-Shen is forbidden to attend the annual spring Festival, the spirit grants her a gown of azure blue and delicate golden slippers. That night, everyone marvels at the beautiful, mysterious young woman at the ball.


Illustrated Stories from China by Various (Author)

Discover magical princesses, mighty dragons, mischievous monkeys and more in this captivating collection of Chinese stories, specially retold for readers today. The book features stunning traditional-style brush and ink illustrations by Chinese artist Li Weiding, and includes links to websites to find out more about Chinese folk tales and art.