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Welcome to Year 3

Our fantastic topic this half term is…

Calling all engineers, scientists and designers…
Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and
materials. Open your mind as you test trial, build and move.
Which force is at play as you slide or swing?
Can you explain why magnets repel and attract?
Can you make a penny look shiny and new, or build a steel band from
pots and pans?
Meet Hogarth, the Iron Man’s companion. The Iron Man wants an iron
friend… We will go head to toe in competition with Year 4 to build him
one. They must be strong, sturdy and ‘ready to rumble!’
If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering,
precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy?
Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust!
Perhaps you are not a metal at all – but a force. A force to be reckoned


If you would like suggestions for questions to ask your Y3 child when reading at home and suggested comments to write in the home/school reading journal please see the following link. Year 3 Readers




Year Events

If you are off school please click the following link to access remote learning Year 3 Home Learning

Year 3 Resource List

Scholastic Book Club
Phonic Play
Oxford Owl
Maths Factor
Change 4 life
My Maths
Parent Info
BBC Schools
Family Information Service, Middlesbrough
North East Partner School
IQM Centre of Excellence Award
IQM Inclusive School Award
E-Safety – Progress
E-Safety – Commitment
School games silver
Early years quality mark
Parent view
Numbers count
Eco schools
Click ceop
British heart foundation
Arts council England
School games gold

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