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Year 3




Hazel Class  


Class Teacher: Mrs Ireland


Almond Class 


Class Teacher: Mrs Wright and Mrs Patel


Walnut Class 


Class Teacher: Mrs May and Mr Gage


Year 3 Teaching Assistants: Miss Gower, Mrs Keast, Miss McIntyre




This week, these children received a 'Star of the Week' certificate from Mrs Powell. 


Hazel Class - Elsa

Walnut Class - Rufus

Almond Class - Oliver


This week, these children are our active champions! 


Hazel Class -  Leannne

Walnut Class - Dolcie

Almond Class - Oscar



Term 3

'Hot! Hot! Hot!' is our topic title for this term. We are excited to finding out about Volcanoes and the structure of the Earth. We will be creating music inspired by volcanic eruptions, learning all about rocks and even making pizza!  Our topic begins with an exciting visit from the Space Dome!


English - 'Escape From Pompeii by Christina Balit' 

Maths - Our chapters for this term will focus on 'Mass' and 'Volume'. We will become well-versed in reading scales and solving word problems involving mass and volume.


Whole Class Guided Reading - 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd




Term 2

This term, Year 3 will be finding out more about plastic pollution and the impact it has on the environment with our topic 'Plastic...Not My Problem!' We will be recycling and reusing materials to create our own 'seawig' based on our Power of Reading book.


English - Power of Reading

For Term 2, we are reading the amazing 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Phillip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there's the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with. 




This term, the pupils will cover the multiplication and division of 3, 4 and 8. Pupils will then get to use their experience of multiplication and division to solve word problems. Also Pupils will cover multiplying by a 2-digit number. The first few lessons look at decomposing a number into tens and ones so that the multiplication is easily managed and pupils can see the concept using Base 10 blocks. Lessons move onto multiplying where regrouping is necessary before pupils start to look at division. Pupils will then focus on solving problems using the multiplication and division methods dealt with in previous lessons.


Whole Class Guided Reading


This term we will also be reading 'Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure' by Alex T. Smith.




Term 1


English - Power of Reading

This term we are looking at the picture book  'Into the Forest' by Anthony Browne.  It has highly detailed illustrations which provide a great deal for classes to explore. The gaps in the main storyline enable children to relate it to their own experiences. The story uses rich fairy tale references and provides lots of opportunities for making links with the children’s knowledge of other texts.


Science 'Plants'




During Maths lessons the children have looked at place value and addition and subtraction. This term the children are learning to how to compose and decompose numbers, compare, order and look for patterns. You could help your child by practising adding 1, 10 or 100 more or 1, 10 or 100 less from any number.






Things to Remember

Spelling home-learning will be set on Thursday and words should be practised for a quiz on the following Thursday. 


 Time Tables

Times tables will be practised on Wednesdays and Fridays in class. Once a term we will have a quiz. Don't forget to use 'Times Table Rockstars' to help you with your tables.

If you have forgotten your login, don't forget to ask your teacher.


We encourage children to read as much as possible from their own books, school library and local library.  Every time they return their reading journal to school, they can move up their 'Race to Read' chart in their classroom, earning certificates as they go!

The children have all been given an 'Active Learn' login so they can access books online at home.



P.E Kits and Uniform


We ask that all uniform is clearly named.

We expect all children to be equipped with a full PE kit: shorts, t-shirt, socks and trainers as well as a jumper and tracksuit bottoms or leggings whilst the weather is cold.

Please ensure kits are named and in school all week as timetabling may change.

For swimming children must come equipped with a swim suit (boys trunks not shorts), swimming hat and towel.

Children with pierced ears should remove earrings for all PE sessions including swimming, and must have their hair tied back for health and safety reasons.



Please note: Swimming will take place in Terms 2,4 and 6 for Year 3. This will be replaced by Gymnastics/Dance in Terms 1, 3 and 5.























If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to ask.


 Thank you


The Year 3 Team