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Year 3 Galaxy Class

Teacher: Mrs Christopher

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Beard

Welcome to Galaxy Class Page

We hope you find this page a useful resource over the school year and will update it every half-term with new learning foci, key dates, class information and homework.  Should you have any additional questions for us, Mrs Beard and I are always happy to answer them.

Important Class Information

PE this year will take place on Wednesday and Friday each week.  Can all children come to school in their PE kits with appropriate layers should the weather begin to turn cooler.

Reading books will be changed every Wednesday and Friday

Children will be eating lunch in their houses (Apollo, Endeavour, Phoenix, Galileo) this provides them with the opportunity to mix with other year groups and to make new friends, houses will be rotated regularly.  Feedback from the children to date has been very positive.

Key Dates 

21st and 23rd November: Parents evening.

Friday 1st December: FOBS Christmas Fayre .

Friday 15th December: FOBS Movie Slumber Party.

Friday 15th December: Homework due in.


This term our topic, 'Home Sweet Home' will be history and science-based.  We will be travelling back in time to look at how British people lived during the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Tudor times.  In science, we will begin by classifying objects into solids, liquids and gases before shifting our focus to electricity.  Children will get an understanding that many appliances need electricity to function before constructing their own simple electrical circuits.  A look at how electricity is generated in the UK will lead to some research into renewable sources of energy.  In RE, children will study the Christmas story in the Christian faith, Hanukkah in the Jewish faith and Eid in the Muslim faith.   


In English, we will be writing setting descriptions based around our topic of homes. 


We will be using the column method of subtraction before moving on to multiplication and division. 

Reading: Please can you listen to your child read daily for 10 minutes, and complete the reading task in the reading journal.  Books should be changed regularly.  Reading is the foundation for all learning, so your support with this will provide your child with the very best start to their education.

Maths Passport: Regular practise of Maths Passport targets helps pupils to retain knowledge and opens the door to all mathematical learning. 

Times Tables:  It is important all pupils learn their times tables up to the 12 x and know these by the end of year 4 this will prepare them for the statutory times table test. 

Useful websites for times table practise:

Homework Grid:  A copy of the new homework grid can be found below.  We would love your child to pick their favourite activities to complete and are looking forward to sharing them in class.  Please submit all homework on Friday 15th December.

Thank you for your continued support it makes such a huge difference to your child's learning. Please don't hesitate to us if you have any queries.

Warm regards

Mrs Christopher