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Ever wondered what it would be like to be an Egyptian for the day?

Year 3 put on their best Egyptian clothes and set out to be Egyptians for a day.

Eating Egyptian food served by slaves.

Soldiers guarding the Pharoah - was Egyptian society fair?

Year 3 developed their clay moulding skills.

They rolled and shaped clay to make an Egyptian cartouche.

In science children developed their rocks knowledge and classified different types of rock.

Using a simple scratch the children ordered the rocks from softest to hardest.

Year 3 Summer Term 2 Curriculum




Year 3 Team

Bumblebee: Mr Tabner (Year Leader)

Dragonfly: Mrs McQuay/Mrs Booth

Butterfly: Miss Carey
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Mintram, Mrs Parkes, Miss Peck


Thank you for all your continued support.

The final half term is upon us! We are really looking forward to a fun filled half term before we break for the summer holidays. The Year 3 team would like to thank you all for your continued support.



Shirley Cruises


This half term Year 3 are going to journey around the world on a cruise ship. With cruise ships being a big part of the city of Southampton, we are creating our very own cruise company ‘Shirley Cruises’. As part of this topic the children will have to learn about all the different climates, learn about continents and oceans and learn about using compasses and maps. This will enable them to plan a journey for the cruise and navigate themselves around the globe. They will also be learning about and researching different countries on our journey in order to best prepare our cruise for our guests. We will be keeping a journey log throughout our journey and will be working really hard to make sure Shirley Cruises is the best cruise ever!


In Maths we will be continuing our work on fractions before moving on to statistics and measurements. In Physical Education we will be trying out lots of different Athletics events (throwing, running and jumping) in preparation for sports day.  The children will be continuing their work on coding in their computing lessons and will have their third half term of the year learning French.


One more half term to go! We are very proud of all Year 3 have achieved this year. Keep it up Year 3!




May half term homework 


Task 1 – Due by Monday 11th June - As part of our final topic for Year 3 we will be planning our own cruise. So that you can think about what makes a great holiday we want you to write about your favourite holiday. Make sure you explain what made it so great. If you want to include pictures for it then that would be great too!


Task 2 – Due by Monday 4th June - Times Tables - you need to play 30 games in the garage on Times Tables Rockstars


Task 3 (optional) - Optional poetry homework if you chose to do it. Details will follow.


For the rest of the half term homework will continue as the rest of the year. Set on a Wednesday and handed in on a Monday. Spelling practice weekly along with times tables. 


SPELLINGS – Please encourage the children to learn spellings throughout the next half term ready for a test. The words for this half term are:



increase        opposite         early         grammar         appear        

different        disappear       strange      straight


Summer Term 2 Dates for your Diary


Monday 4th June – Half term starts


Friday 15th June – Year 3 Blue Funnel Cruise Trip


Friday 22nd June – INSET DAY


Friday 29th June – Non-uniform day in aid of PTFA


Saturday 30th June – Summer Fair


Tuesday 3rd July – Share my learning 8.45-9.15am


Thursday 5th July – Share my learning 3.20pm- 3.50pm


Tuesday 10th July – Transition day


Wednesday 25th July – INSET DAY




For further information regarding Year 3 please visit the official school Facebook page. Shirley Junior School Year 3 2017-2018 (Please note that any other SJS Facebook pages/groups are not endorsed or managed by the school.)  

Thank you for all of your support.

The Year 3 Team

Mr Tabner, Miss Carey, Mrs McQuay and Mrs Booth


"Really pleased to see the homework over half term which is all about children's ideas for the Christmas performance, and gives them freedom to express their ideas in whatever way they wish. I love this approach. "