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Bishopton Primary School

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Year 3


This term, year three will be reading The Egyptian Cinderella as part of our topic on Ancient and Modern Egypt. Children will be creating their own stories, recounts and reports as well as writing their own Haiku poetry. Ms Burton will be teaching pupils weekly Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling lessons as well as completing comprehension activities. Stay tuned for examples of writing on this page over the next few weeks.

The Egyptian Cinderella read aloud Shirley Climo

As well as English lessons, pupils will complete weekly spelling tests. Spellings will be given out on a Friday and tested the Friday afterwards. 


Pupils will complete maths every day at school as well as completing Total Recall and CLIC tests on a weekly basis. Please support your child in learning their tables and mental arithmetic targets. 


In Science this term, pupils will be looking at the topics of The Human Body and Healthy Diets and also Light They will be researching different food groups and what a balanced diet is in addition to  completing a number of experiments, from finding out how shadows are formed to measuring the length of shadows produced by the Sun. Pictures of their experiments will be posted on this page over the next few weeks.


This term, the class will be completing the topic of Egypt. They will be approaching this from a variety of angles including researching where it is in the world, what customs they have now and what life is like to what life was like in Ancient Egypt and how Pharaohs were buried. In addition to topic work, pupils will be completing a number of Egypt related topics in English and Art. 


In computing this term, children will be continuing to work on their own vlogs in addition to learning how to program different sprites to make them move and change their appearance using 2Simple. Pupils will also continue to learn about esafety and staying safe when using electronic equipment. 

The Wider Curriculum...

But that's not all! The children will be completing a number of other exciting topics in a variety of subjects; from Reggae and Bob Marley in music, gymnasics and ball skills in PE and learning about a number of faiths and beliefs in RE. Information about all of these exciting subjects can be found in our Parental Newsletter below and pictures will appear here throughout the year. 

Parental information sheet Spring 2019

The Year 3 Timetable

Monday - Maths homework due in. English homework is given out. Reading books due in. 

Tuesday - Normal Timetable

Wednesday - Reading books due in. PE  in the afternoon.

Thursday - Normal timetable.

Friday - English homework due in. Maths homework given out. Reading books due in. Spellings given out and tested from week before.


What can you do?

  • Help by reading with your children for at least 10 minutes a day.
  • Assist pupils with learning their spellings and tables.
  • Go over their homework with them.
  • Make sure that PE kits and reading books are in on the correct day.
  • Speak to the class teacher or TA if you have any concerns. 

Want to know what exciting things we are up to during the week?

Click below to download the Spring timetable.