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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 on Tuesday's and Friday's.

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 

Friday 29th September: Inset day (school closed).

Monday 2nd October: Parent open morning 9am - 10.20am.

Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th October: Flu vaccinations.


This term, our topic focus is on Geography and Science, although it will also encompass Art, RE, Computing and PSHCE.  Our theme 'Bountiful Biomes' looks at biomes across the world and investigates their different climates, vegetation belts and wildlife as well as a look at the impact of pollution.  In Science we will be understanding the lifecycle of plants and how these have adapted to different biomes.  The teaching in PSHCE will encourage children to discuss and learn ways to stay safe.  In Art we will spend some time investigating observational drawings and how we can take a second look to observe more detail and improve our work.  In RE, we will learn about rules in religion including the Ten Commandments and Five Pillars of Islam and how they may still be relevant today. 


In English, we will start with a summer recount and some one off writes to understand and assess the childrens' capabilities.  We will also be recapping previous learning to embed this knowledge before moving on to new skills.  Our main focus this term is writing a non-chronological report. 


We will be learning about place value, number and rounding.  We will also have a strong focus on times tables during each lesson and throughout the day. 


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 homework grid sent home with your children on Tues, 12 Sept can be found below.  We would love your child to pick their four favourite activities to complete and are looking forward to sharing them in class.  Please submit all homework w/c 23rd October.

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