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Year 3

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The Year 3 Team

In Year 3, the class teacher is Ms. Shepherd. She is assisted by Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Mrs Townend. On a Thursday morning, Mrs Roscoe teaches French. Mr Smart leads PE sessions on Tuesday afternoons and on Thursday mornings.


What are we learning this half term?

This half term our topic is Rock 'n' Roll. This incorporates Science, History, Geography and Design & Technology (D&T).


In Maths, we will primarily be working on Multiplication. We need to learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables this year so those will be our main focus.


In English, our learning centres firstly around The BFG by Roald Dahl and after that around Stig of the Dump by Clive King. We will also be working really hard on improving our writing with some super sentence work.


(Ssshhhhh... we were very surprised when we walked into class on the first day back after Christmas to discover that someone had been living in our classroom over the holidays surprise  

After searching for and gathering their belongings, with a little detective work we figured out that it was the BFG!)


In our Topic work, we will be looking at rock formation and doing lots of work about volcanoes.

What about P.E.?

P.E. is on a Tuesday and Thursday.

Please ensure your child has a full kit in school and please make sure your child does not wear earrings on these days. 

  •  Indoor Kit: Black or navy shorts; white T-shirt; pumps. 
  • Outdoor Kit: Tracksuit or jogging pants, long-sleeved top and trainers. ​

  • All clothing and footwear should be clearly named.

  • All jewellery must be removed for P.E., long hair must be tied back.



All children in Year 3 are asked to bring their Homework Books and Home Reading Books up to class DAILY.


Homework Books

Your child has been given a homework book. Homework will be set each week by Ms Shepherd and will be stuck into your child's book. In line with the rest of the school, spellings are now being given out in a booklet at the beginning of each half term, with details of each week's spellings which your child will need to learn. There will also be a separate task to complete over the course of a half term, details of which will be given out accordingly.



In Year 3 we use the Oxford Treetop reading scheme. It is so important that you listen to your child read each night - little and often really is key and helps to develop fluency and confidence. Also, asking your child questions about what they have just read really helps them improve their comprehension skills, for example: "What happened to the main character(s)?", "How did the character feel and why?", "What do you think will happen next and why?". Also discuss the meaning of any words your child isn't familiar with as this can aid their overall understanding.


Please make sure you record the pages read with your child in their Reading Record and sign it.


Books are changed when your child brings them into class and places them in the book changing box and it is expected that your child's book is fully read and changed on at least a weekly basis. Mrs Townend loves to reward keen readers and super effort with stickers and certificates!

Please also let us know if your child is reading other books at home - we think all reading is brilliant!


Times tables

In Year 3 we need to be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (this is in addition to the 2, 5 and 10 times tables from Year 2). Please can you make sure your child practices these as they are used in several aspects of Maths.

All children have been given a login for Times Tables Rockstars, which has been stuck into the front of their Homework Books. If a replacement is needed, please ask Ms Shepherd or Mrs Townend.

Our Long Term Overview

This is the long term plan of what your child will be learning in Year 3.

  Topic Title Main subjects covered
 Half term 1  Romans History / Geography 
 Half term 2 Healthy Humans

Science / Music / Art

 Half term 3  Rock n Roll Science / History / Geography / D.T.
 Half term 4  Monsters (Iron Man) Science / D.T. / Music
 Half term 5  Local History Science / History / Geography
 Half term 6  How do Plants grow? Science / Art



Thank you to all of our Year 3 families who joined us on Friday 13th December for our Healthy Humans picnic. We had a wonderful time! There are some pictures below in the gallery...smiley

Year 3 Gallery!

Year 3 Gallery! 1 Our wonderful Roman Shields
Year 3 Gallery! 2 Our wonderful Roman Shields
Year 3 Gallery! 3 We all have a target to achieve on our stars
Year 3 Gallery! 4 Learning our Morris Dancing routine
Year 3 Gallery! 5 We loved Morris Dancing in PE!
Year 3 Gallery! 6 We got to wear a gas mask on WW2 Day!
Year 3 Gallery! 7 We all dressed up and had lots of fun!
Year 3 Gallery! 8 Our 'Winter' display of our calligrams & art work

Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19

Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19 1
Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19 2
Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19 3
Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19 4
Our Healthy Humans Picnic 13.12.19 5
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