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Year 3


Mr Casella


Summer Term

Welcome to the summer term! We are looking forward to lots of exciting learning with you this term. 

Our PE days will be Monday and Friday so please remember to come to school in PE kit on those days.


Our Learning


This Term

In Maths we will be continuing our learning on fractions, focusing on equivalent fractions and fractions of amounts. We will then move onto decimals and learn about tenths.  

In our writing lessons this term we will be exploring News Reports. The texts that we will write will link to our class novel Kensuke's Kingdom and will develop skills needed for journalistic writing such as headlines and quotations.


In curriculum lessons we will be focusing on geography and learning lots about the features of mountains and rivers. We will be doing Health and Well being in PSHE, with a focus on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle. In music we will be learning about pulse and rhythm, different musical notes and how to play simple tunes.


In PE, we will have a coach in on a Friday afternoon and will be learning cricket skills as well as competing in the Berkshire Virtual School Games.



The Star of the Week for Ash this week is AMY! Amy produced a fantastic piece of art work when practicing different tones and shading. The eye, in particular, is very impressive. Well done Amy!




Values Homework

Meet The Teacher Presentation

Mr Casella Teacher Bio

New Routines

Ash class will start the day at 8:40 and finish the day at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using the Ash classroom back door, which is labelled with 'Ash - Mr. Casella'


All children have been given a reading book to take home. We love reading here at The Pines and it would be fantastic if our children could read at home every day!



Our regular PE lessons are on Monday and Friday


We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please can children come to school in their PE kit on PE days.

Recommended Websites:




Read Theory

Reading Games



Spelling Frame - activities to practise spelling patterns and rules



The Quest of Comma Castle

Spelling and Grammar









Times Table Rockstars

Top Marks 7-11

Radius of the Lost Arc


Word Problems

Maths Playground -you'll need paper ready for your working out!


Problem Solving and Reasoning

Nrich - mathematical games and problems