Great Sankey Primary School

Elm Tree- Year 3 2023 - 2024

Miss Humphreys

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I hope you've had a lovely Easter holiday and are ready for our final term together!

Have a read through our welcome letter and curriculum overview to see all the exciting things we have planned for the Spring term.

On this page, you will find some useful information about the term ahead and any key messages that you need to be aware of. To the side of the page you will see our class Twitter feed and link to Google Classroom. We love to use Twitter to share some of the excellent things going on in Elm Tree Class and will use Google Classroom to support learning at home - spellings, homework and useful documents will be uploaded and made available on there each week.

We are set to have a great term and have some really exciting things planned and lots of new things to learn about. As always it is important that we work in partnership to ensure the very best for your children. If you have any queries or need some support, please do not hesitate speak to me at the end of the day, phone or arrange an appointment. 

Don't forget to follow @elmtreeGSP if you are on X (Twitter) for regular updates. 

Kind regards

Miss Humphreys 👩‍🏫

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In English, the children will use a variety of different stimulus throughout the term to engage and inspire the children’s writing.  The children will be looking at the books Seal Surfer and Zeraffa Giraffa this term and will cover a range of writing such as a setting description, persuasive leaflets, letters and poetry.  Children will also focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Elm Tree class have been working extremely hard with their spellings. This term the children will need to focus on using their spelling strategies and rules consistently to ensure they can spell a variety of the KS1 and KS2 common exception words. Please ensure your child is practising on Spelling Frame or using the spelling list from Google Classrooms every day. Little and often is the best way! 

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In Maths, the children will be studying the topics: Mass and Capacity, Fractions, Money, Time and Shape. If you follow us on Twitter (X), you will have noticed how hard we have been working on our times tables and our recall. We will continue this hard work in Summer Term. 

Elm Tree class should be using TTRockstars and NumBots regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables and basic skills. Login details for these websites can eb found at the front of your child's planner. Please encourage your child to do this as it will make such a difference! 
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How Have the Ancient Greeks Left Their Mark?  In this topic, children will gain an understanding of where and when some key events during the ancient Greek period took place. They will explore what life was like for different people and the different elements of daily life.  Children will learn about the birth of the Olympics and explore how, towards the end of the ancient Greek period, Alexander the Great grew an empire.


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What would we find at the end of a river?  In this topic, the children learn about the features of rivers, and the natural and human ways that rivers change over time.  They will learn the names and locations of the major rivers of the UK and the world and will also find out more about why rivers are so important to the towns and villages that have developed on their banks.

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Children will learn about how vibrations cause sounds and how sounds travel, as well as how sounds can change pitch and loudness. They will learn about how sounds are made, carrying out demonstrations of vibrations, and completing a sound survey of our school to find the noisiest part!!  They will work in a hands-on way to explore how high and low sounds are made; investigate how sounds change over distance and the best material for soundproofing.  

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Remember to read for around 10 minutes a day, at least three times per week. Please leave a note in your child's planner so we know how they have got on.

Times Tables:

Children should try to use TTRockstars and NumBots regularly at home to help with their recall of times tables and basic skills. Login details for these websites can be found at the front of your child's planner.


Spellings will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday. Children should practise these throughout the week ready for their spelling test on the following Friday.


Homework will be uploaded to Google classroom on a Friday and should be completed and returned to school by the following Wednesday at the latest. Homework will alternate between a maths or English task each week and will be linked to the unit of work children are covering in class.


Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child comes into school wearing their PE kits as they have done last year. We will be swimminbg on Fridays now, so the children will need their swimming costume/trunks, towel and a bag. The children will continue their swimming lessons each Friday.

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Liverpool Road, Great Sankey, Warrington, WA5 1SB
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