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Four Acres Academy - a Futura Learning Partnership school

Year 3 (Foxes and Squirrels)



Class Teacher: Miss Richards/Mrs Holden
Teaching Assistant: Ms Genge



Class Teacher: Mrs Hutchings
Teaching Assistant: Miss Silcocks


What to bring daily:

Bookbag including reading book and reading record

Water bottle


P.E. kit

School Jumper

Wellies and a Raincoat - with the weather getting worse we want children to still be able to make use of all of our play spaces !


General Information 

Year 3 is made up of two classes, Foxes and Squirrels. We continue to foster a love of learning through a range of different activities and approaches. We have a whole class approach to teaching, with a strong emphasis on working with a partner. Our curriculum consists of reading, writing and mathematics and our foundation subjects are taught following the Futura Trust Curriculum with some foundation subjects such as PSHE/Jigsaw, Spanish and RE taught discretely or by specialists. We keep all parents, carers and children up to date using our Class Dojo pages. Arbor is our school paying app.



In Year 3 reading continues to be really important to support all areas of our learning. We need to bring our book bags (with our reading records) every day. We expect children to read at home 5x a week and all children will read with an adult in school at least once a week. We may invite your child to attend a reading club to further support them. Please speak to a member of staff if you would like more information. 


This term our class book will be The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith.



This term will be writing both fiction and non-fiction using the Talk 4 Writing cycle of planning.


Here is some info on Talk 4 Writing: What is Talk for Writing? - Talk for Writing (


Our fiction:

Creation Myth story, How the world was made


Our non-fiction:

Recount, A Trip to Willy Wonka




We follow the White Rose Planning scheme for maths.


In Maths this term will will focusing on the following:


Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers

Subtracting a 2 digit number from a 3 digit number

Number bonds to 100

Inverse operations (50+30=80, 80-30=50)

Using arrays (2x5=10, 5x2=10)

Multiples of 2, 5 and 10

Multiply and divide by 3

Multiply and divide by 4

Multiply and divide by 8

Key Stage 2 Maths - Topmarks Search



In science this term we will be learning about skeletons, bones, muscles and food webs as part of 'animals including humans'

Year 3 Science - BBC Bitesize



In history this term we will be learning about life in ancient Egypt and comparing it with life in the Stone Age.

Ancient Egypt - Year 3 History - BBC Bitesize



In art this term we will be learning about repeated patterns and Andy Warhol.



In music we will be using the Glockenspiels this term. We will begin learning about musical notation and the notes on the musical scales. We will also be singing lots of Christmas songs (closer to Christmas !)



Jigsaw is our PHSE program where we are philosophers ! This term we will be celebrating differences and talking about bullying, the impact it can have and how we can all work together to stop it.



Our focus religion this term will be Christianity and we will be looking at Christmas. Discussing the Christmas story, the true meaning of Christmas and thinking about whether Christmas has lost it's true meaning.



Hola ! In Spanish this term we will be learning about los animales.

We will learn the names of different animals and how to say which ones we like. we will also begin using 'soy' to talk about ourselves



As athletes we ensure that our PE kits (white top, black bottoms and black trainers/daps) are in school ready for our PE day. Squirrels do PE on Tuesday and Foxes do PE on Thursday. We also have specialist PE teaching from Swift Academy twice a term - we will notify you of when these will be.

Home learning 

Home learning will consist of reading and spellings that are individual to your child. Spellings should be practised at home and will be updated when your child is ready for a new set. Any additional work will be posted on Class Dojo. Our Times Tables Rockstars logins are on the inside of our reading records.           


Break and Lunchtimes

All children across the school will be enjoying active playtimes. To best support your child, please ensure you send your child to school with uniform that is appropriate for the weather (e.g. coat, gloves, hat for the winter terms and a sun hat, sun cream, shorts for the summer terms). Children are allowed a snack for playtime. This should be as healthy as possible, and put in to the child's drawer when they come to school.