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Welcome to Year 3

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A brief tour of the Year 3 classrooms.

Damson Bubble

Walnut Classroom Bubble - June 2020

Practicing our football skills.
Learning our maths.
Art work using shading.
Art work using shading.
Art work using shading.
Art work using shading.




Hazel Class  

Class Teacher: Mrs Ireland


Almond Class 


Class Teacher: Mrs Wright and Mrs Patel


Walnut Class 


Class Teacher: Mrs May and Mrs Hopperton


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




You are all working so hard at home and in school. We are really proud of you. So make sure you hand in any learning you wish to share on Purple Mash, through the office email or Class Blog. 


Try to be active champions at home! You can keep active with Joe Wicks, Cosmic Yoga, Cyber Coach or even making your own obstacle courses. Try to do something everyday to get moving.  



Term 6

The Scarab's Secret

Our final term of the year and we finish with a great topic, The Egyptians. We will be researching and investigating from secondary sources, making art and mummifying tomatoes!  Our Science covers a range of investigations to develop our observational  and prediction skills and the skills needed to draw our own conclusions.


In Maths, we are continuing to follow Maths No Problem, focusing on our final chapters 12-14. Looking at Angles, Lines and Shapes and Perimeter. 


Our English is going to continue with 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and then we will be looking at 'The Scarab's Secret' by Nick Would and Christina Bait. An Egyptian Adventure.


Term 5

The Age of Iron

This term we are continuing to find out about prehistoric life and developing our understanding of the Iron Age. We will be researching and finding out what information we can learn through artefacts found and the remains of homes and settlements left behind. New materials were made - Iron. Iron and metal form a big part of our technologies today. Our science topic is based around magnets and the forces that can act between two materials. 

In Maths, we are continuing to follow Maths No Problem, focusing on chapters 10 and 11. Looking at Bar and Picture Graphs and then onto Fractions. 


This term, some of our English activities have been based on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  Children in year 3 have created their own amazing robots. Some more wonderful Year 3 robots are on the 'Learning from Home' page. WELL DONE Year 3!







Please share any fantastic learning you have done about VE day. You can email the school office or share through email on Purple Mash.

Penny - Almond


Term 4

'We Will Rock You!'

This term, we have a history focus to our topic as we are going to be developing our understanding of the Stone Age. We will be learning about prehistoric life, the tools that early humans used and early settlements.

In English, our book 'UG - The Boy Genius of the Stone Age' will link to themes in our topic and give the children the opportunity to write instructions, be persuasive and create our own comic strips.

During Maths in Term 4 we will be following Maths No Problem, Chapter 8 - Money and Chapter 9 - Time.

For our chapter on money children will need to recognise different denominations (both notes and coins) and be able to complete simple addition and subtraction of money. It further develops the concepts related to addition and subtraction of money using number bonds as a key method. For chapter 9 pupils will be telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Pupils then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. 


Whole Class Guided Reading - We are continuing with 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' by Andy Shepherd.


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