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Year 3

A River Runs

Through It

During the term, we will be studying local geography, linking Market Drayton and Shrewsbury by comparing and contrasting the River Tern and the River Severn, visiting the River Severn towards the end of the term. While visiting the River Severn, we will be having a guided tour of Shrewsbury Museum and then exploring various significant locations around the town. In the morning, the children will be having a ride down the River Severn on the Sabrina boat, to see the River Severn closer to. The boat trip will include a commentary on the landmarks alongside the river.


In English we will focus on the story of Seal Surfer, by Michael Morpurgo, using this as a model to improve and innovate our own writing. Our Rivers theme, feeds into our Design Technology unit, as we design and build bridges using our knowledge of the different bridge structures in use around the world.


In Science, during the first half of the term we will focus on Animals including humans and the second half will concentrate on Light. To introduce the topic of Light, we have booked for a Colourdome to be set up in the hall, to allow children to explore the properties of light and the concept of travelling light. This promises to be very exciting and fun for all.


During this term we will be examining Christian and Jewish weddings; how both Christianity and Judaism welcome people into their faith by considering a Christian baptism and a celebration of naming a new born child in Judaism. We will also be exploring symbolism in both Christianity and Judaism.

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Useful information


Maths homework is given out on Monday and is due in on Thursday.
Literacy homework is given out on Monday and due in on Thursday day.
Notes: Please ensure your child has an indoor and outdoor kit in school on the appropriate days: PE & Games = Wednesday morning, Thursday or a Friday afternoon.


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  • Alexandra Road,
  • Market Drayton,
  • Shropshire, TF9 3HU
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