Canon Popham C of E Primary Academy
Church Balk, Edenthorpe, Doncaster
South Yorkshire DN3 2PP
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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


Welcome back year 3! Its great to have you back in school and I am looking forward to a great year together. I understand that school may be a little different for you in school but myself and Mrs Holman will be here to make sure that you feel happy and safe.


Our starter topic this year is a whole school topic ‘Here We Are’.

This heartfelt and thought-provoking book from Oliver Jeffers is dedicated to his son, Harland and was written in the first two months of Harland’s life. It was inspired by Oliver’s desire to make sense of the world for his son, but is also a gift to all children at this time, helping them to make sense of their world and their role in it. This book provides a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.

In addition to using the book, we will be doing lots of PSHE work around children’s feelings and helping them to make sense of what has happened, so that they feel happy and safe.


After completing this we will then be looking at our first film topic of the year – Lune et d’autre. During this topic we will be looking at using speech in our writing, writing character descriptions and using conjunctions to join clauses.


READING – a daily activity 

Please continue to enjoy your reading each day. Reading is fun and a great way to spend time together with your family, as well as developing our imaginations. Don’t forget to ask your adult to record what you read in your home reading record. We will count all entries in the reading diaries once we return to school and award golden tickets to those who have read 20 times or more in a month. You will need to bring you reading records and reading books in on THURDAYS so that they can be check and books can be changed.



Unit 1 – Number sense

Unit 2 – Place value

Unit 3 – reading and interpreting data


During afternoons in school children will be looking at many different subjects. These subjects will consist of Art, Computing, R.E, P.E, Science, Music and French.


Children will need to come into school in their PE kit on Mondays.


Thank you for your on going support.

Mr Pitchfork and Mrs Holman