Mars (Year 3)


           Autumn Term 1: Mighty Metals





You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (Iron Men, of course).

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials…..Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

This half term, we will visit the local playground and play on the equipment whilst investigating the forces at play when we slide down a slide or swing on a swing.  The local council will ask us to design a new piece of play equipment for the local playground.

Develop and Innovate:

We will be writing our own scientific explanations on forces based on our testing of parachutes, carts and magnets. We will design and make a magnetic travel game and write our own instructions for its use. From a range of film clips and written texts, we will write our own list poems about molten metal.

Then, the Iron Man wants a friend. Can we build him one? He must be strong, sturdy and ready to rumble!




We will end this fantastic topic with a celebration of all the work we have done on October 17th at 2pm-3pm – everyone is invited!






RE: Understanding Christianity and Hinduism

PE: Football and Gymnastics

Please ensure your child has appropriate indoor and outdoor PE kit in school at all times.


HOMEWORK:   Spellings will be tested on a Tuesday and new spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday.  Times tables will be tested on a Thursday.  When other homework is set, it will be taken home on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.


Ways in which you can help your child

Reading, reading and more reading! Please encourage your child to read as often as possible. Listen to them and ask questions about the text to develop their understanding.

Practise all times tables up to 12 x 12, especially the 7’s, 8’s and 9’s.

Test them on their spellings and encourage all homework to be completed to a high standard.

If you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us.

The Mars Team

Mrs George, Mrs Buck, Mrs Underdown and Mrs White