Year 3 2018 - 2019

Our team

Teachers: Miss Fisher, Miss Ashley

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nurton, Mrs Dulson, Mrs Bell, Mrs Khatun



To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills, it is also important for the children to read every night. Could we please ask parents/carers to sign the children's Communication Diaries, so that we can evaluate how often the children read (they earn an extra smilie for reading 5 times each week). Children achieving this, will have a greater chance of gaining their Gold Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading, to help build their inference and comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories.


The children are given a spelling activity every Friday and are expected to complete it by the following Friday. This activity is to help children learn spelling patterns that they can apply to their everyday writing. New words appropriate to their year group will be taught in spelling sessions in school.



During this half term we will be focusing on multiplication, money and statistics.

We will be practising our times tables throughout the year as this is knowledge is central to success and confidence in maths. The times tables we focus on in Year Three are the 3s, 4s and 8s. Division facts are part of knowing your timetables e.g. 10x4=40, 40÷10=4. We will also be looking at multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit numbers e.g. 16x5=80.

The children will be tested in their times tables recall on Fridays and progress tracked. You will be able to follow this through the yellow test books in their book bags. The children also have access to Timetables Rock Stars where they can practise timetables online, their login is in the front of their reading diaries.

Children will be working with all values of coins to learn how to add and subtract values of money and find change. They will record amounts using both £ and P.

For statistics we will be learning how to read and understand pictograms, bar charts and tables. We will present our own data in different form and use the information to create and answer questions.


This term we will be continuing with our Rocks and Soils Topic. We will be looking at the 3 different types of rocks; Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic and exploring different aspects of them through investigation. We will also be looking at how soils and fossils are formed over time. We will also study  Light and Dark where we will be learning about different light sources and how shadows are made through hands on experiments.

After February half term we will be focusing on Plants. We will learn about how plants grow and everything they need to survive. 


CoJo (History and Geography)

Our explorer this term is Ernest Shackleton, who went on a polar expedition to Antarctica. We will be using his journey as our Geography and History focus, to help us learn about the diverse habitat of the Antarctic and the animals that live there. We will also explore the timeline of Ernest Shackleton’s journey and limited technology they had. Other subjects such as ICT, DT and Art will also be linked into this.



Children will be introduced to the Christian faith with a focus on the symbolism and artefacts that are important to Christians. They will be asked to reflect on what God means to the Christian faith and why it is important to Christians to follow the teachings of Jesus.

The children will be reflecting on their own beliefs, religious and otherwise that inform their own perspectives on life.

Parables will be a focus during the lessons and how they inform Christian lives. 


Class Miss Ashley

Wednesday Afternoon and Friday Afternoon

Indoor and Outdoor kit needed.


Class Miss Fisher

Monday Morning and Wednesday Afternoon

Indoor and Outdoor kit needed.

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named. 

Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.



The homework that children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 

Throughout the year projects relating to work covered in class may be sent home.

The children will receive Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG) and maths homework on a Friday and this will be marked the following Friday.  


Homework Book


Due in

Daily Reading




16 + 17


Spelling Homework

Spelling Sheet



Maths Book

32 + 33






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