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Northborough Primary School

Year 3 - sycamore class


Welcome back to the first term of a brand new school year! Our class has settled in well and we have already begun to produce high quality work across a range of subjects.


We have begun this school term with our first topic “Gods and Mortals”. This topic focusses on learning all about the Ancient Greeks and modern Greece. During our learning, we will be looking at the myths and legends surrounding some of Ancient Greece’s gods and goddesses and exploring what life was like during this time. We will also be developing our geographical skills by using maps and atlases to locate ancient city-states and cities within Greece. The children will also incorporate their artistic skills during these lessons by exploring Greek architecture and Ancient Greek pottery.


This topic will also provide inspiration within our English lessons. We will be looking at instructional writing, diary entries, and non-fiction writing that links well to our topic. So far this term, we have enjoyed using ICT and the library to gather information and facts about gods and goddesses that we will be using for our character profiles.


Below is a breakdown of the types of skills and learning that we will be covering across our first half term.



Autumn 1


Gods and Mortals  - Ancient Greece


Non-fiction, instructional writing and diary entries.


Place value, addition and subtraction




Research skills and presentational skills.


Running, hockey and gymnastics




Ukulele with Miss Railton





Wednesday – outdoor P.E. Please make sure your child has both a tracksuit and shorts for outdoor P.E, as well as a P.E t-shirt. We will be going out if it is raining so a full change of clothes will be needed.


Thursday - indoor P.E. Please make sure your child has shorts and a school P.E. t-shirt for gymnastics.


Please feel free to leave P.E kits at school during the week if you wish. Please ensure all kits are labelled as well as school uniform.



We will be working with Mrs Heavens during the mornings and Mrs Belson during the afternoons. Mrs White will provide cover for release time across the week on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon.



The children will be given a project to complete this term based around our Gods and Mortals topic. The children will be given a list of possible activities they can complete and they are expected to choose 4 activities off that list. They will have the opportunity to work on their projects during a Friday afternoon during conferencing time. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children to showcase their learning through different creative mediums. At the end of this term, we will share our work with the whole class, this will take place the week beginning 14th October.


The children should also be practising their spellings on a regular basis, as well as developing their numeracy skills using mathletics and TT Rockstars. We also appreciate your continues support with daily reading (reading journals have now been sent home with the children).


Should you have any queries about our curriculum this term or any other aspect of our school life then please do not hesitate to contact me. I would like to also take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me so warmly to Northborough Primary School.

Kind regards,


Miss Shaw