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Maple Class - Year Three (Mrs Murray)


Welcome to Year 3 and Maple Class.


 I hope you have all had a great summer! 


This term we will be studying the theme ‘There Is No Place Like Home’ as a part of our creative curriculum. 


This unit has a big focus on geography. We will be learning  to name and locate the counties and cities of the United Kingdom and focus in on Lancashire. We will be learning how to understand, use and make our own simple route maps. As a part of our fieldwork, we will observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, cameras and other digital devices. We will make links between features observed in the environment to those on maps and aerial photos. We will also be using ICT to link to map reading by using the zoom facility on digital maps and add a range of text and annotations to digital maps to explain features and places. 


In history, we will be looking at the history of Preston Docks and  change in our local area and using a range of sources to develop our knowledge of the past in the local area.



 In Literacy, we will focus on folk tales, using "Just So Stories", "The Tin Forest" and "The lady who lived in a vinegar bottle". For the second part of our Literacy we will be looking at  the biography of a significant local person.  


In Maths, we will be focusing on: place value in a variety of context.  Helping at home with addition and subtraction, using inverse and problem solving will support learning in class.  


In RE, we will be looking at "Gods Special Places" 


 In Science, will will be focusing on Light and Shadows and will hopefully be making a shadow puppet show.


This class page will keep you updated with all the goings-on in our class and any important information that you may need to know. If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to me after school. Attached is also a topic overview of all our subject topics for this year.


We are looking forward to a fun and successful Summer term in Maple class!


What you can do at home . . .


  • Daily reading - please sign your child's record when you hear them read.

  • Spellings given each Friday to be handed in following Friday.

  • Times table to be practiced daily at home.

  • Homework tasks- given half termly.

  • PE- Thursday (Please ensure PE kit and trainers are in school, this is for health and safety reasons)


If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to talk to me at the end of the school day, or alternatively arrange a meeting with me via Mrs Thompson in the office.

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