Perfect Panthers

Autumn 1 2019 Newsletter

 Perfect Panthers Newsletter – Autumn Term 1 2019

Welcome back after the summer holidays. I hope you have all had a lovely summer break and all the children are refreshed and ready for the new challenges that lie ahead in year 3.

This half term our topic will be Awesome Egyptians. We will learn all about life in Egypt, including the importance of Pharaohs and mummies. We will be looking at types of evidence and how we know things about the past, as well as researching facts about Ancient Egypt. We will be sharing what we have learnt in our topic in our special museum with parents later in the term. In English we will be writing a newspaper report based on Howard Carter’s discovery of King Tutankhamun and writing a time slip story linked to this discovery. Our Maths lessons will focus on place value, statistics and shape. As always please keep on regularly practicing your times tables. They really do make a difference to all Maths work that is done in class. In RE we are learning about special places with a focus on a Hindu Gurdwara and hopefully a visit to a Gurdwara in Derby (TBC).

PE kit

Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has a PE in school on Mondays. Starting from Wednesday 25th September, the children will be swimming. Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school on Monday and a swimming kit for Wednesday consisting of a suitable towel, swimming costume and a swimming cap and goggles if required.



  • Reading books at an age appropriate level (within the year 3 Lexile Range)
  • I can predict what might happen from details and events in the text.
  • I can retrieve information from non-fiction texts.


  • I can group materials based on their state of matter ( solid, liquid, gas)
  • I can describe and explain how some materials can change state
  • I can describe the water cycle
  • I can explain the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.


Your child will continue to receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.

Date Homework is sent home


Friday 13th September


Maths – Homework sheet or book:   Place value


Friday 20th September

English Reading Comprehension Books

Maths – Mathletics ( online)


Friday 27th September


Maths – Homework book or homework sheet

Friday 4th October


English writing homework : Newspaper report

Maths – Mathletics online


Friday 11th October


Maths Homework book or Homework sheet

Friday 18th October


English reading Comprehension Book


Friday 25th October

Topic Homework

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday. Children can take their books home so that you can see their results, but they must have their book back in school every Monday. Please continue to learn and practice the spellings from the Y3 and Y4 word list.

Dates for the diary

Thursday 10th October 3:45 – 5:00 y3/4 Mega Fest at Heritage School

Monday 14th October INSET day school closed

Tuesday 22nd October Y3/Y4 school rip to Sikh Gurdwara in Derby – this is to be confirmed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything I can do to help then please do not hesitate to ask.

Kind regards Mr Wilkins and Mrs Website

(Class teachers for Year 3)