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Year Three

Welcome to Polar Bear Class!

Our teacher is Mr Gosling


Welcome to Penguin Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Marshman 


Welcome to Seals Class!

Our teacher is Miss Tustin

Our teaching assistants in Year 3 are Mrs Etheridge, Mrs Hatful and Ms Furness

 Summer Term

We have arrived in the summer term! We look forward to a really exciting two terms that lead us to finishing year 3. The children have worked very hard and we hope they enjoy their last two terms as they leave their first junior year.

For maths we will concentrate on these areas for terms 5 and 6; fractions, geometry (including properties of shape), measurements and statistics. The children will be applying their maths skills (including the bar model) in all these areas. We will make as much of this work as practical as possible as these areas very much lend themselves to hands on activities.

In English for term 5 we will read the text: ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and take all of our work from this text for this time. Excitingly, in our last term we will be taking part in the very exciting ‘Make a Difference’ campaign and this will feed our English work for the last part of year 3 as we choose our charity and then work towards raising awareness and money for our chosen cause.

Our topic work continues to be Romans for the first part of this term as we work on their impact on British life. We will then move along our timeline and see how Britain changed under the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and the struggle for England. For Geography we will investigate the countries of Europe and compare and contrast two different cities. We will also look at Rivers in more depth and their physical geography.

Our Science topics are Rocks and Plants. In Rocks we will be investigating all of the different types of rock and how they are formed, their properties and where will find them. We will see that soil is made from rock and organic matter and try to make our own soil. As we look at fossils we will see that they are formed in rocks as living things became trapped.

In our Plants topic we will seek to identify and describe the functions of different parts of plants; roots, stem, leaves and flowers, exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. We will investigate the ways in which water is transported within plants and the role of flowers in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

These will be great times for the children!

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Curriculum newsletters

Term 1 and 2 curriculum newsletter

Term 3 and 4 curriculum newsletter

Terms 5 and 6 curriculum newsletter

Weekly Learning Letters


English in Year Three

Reading in Year Three
Throughout Year 3, we develop the children's positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they are reading by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books. They use dictionaries throughout lessons to check the meaning of words they have read and identify themes and conventions in a range of books. Children will read further exception words, noting the correspondences between spelling and sound. They will continue to develop drawing inference such as inferring a characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence and predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.

By the end of year 3, the children should be able to justify their views about books written at an age appropriate interest level. They will be able to read a book accurately and at speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words.

Writing and SPaG in Year Three

During Year 3, children will continue to develop the understanding of organising their writing in to paragraphs and in narratives, create settings, characters and plot. They will use the forms 'a' or 'an' according to whether the next word begins with as consonant or a vowel and be able to express time, place and cause using conjunctions.

Children will use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech and use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.

By the end of Year 3 the children should be able to write down their ideas with a reasonable degree of accuracy and with good sentence punctuation. They will understand and apply the concepts of word structure and use joined handwriting throughout independent writing. The children will begin to understand the skills and processes that are essential for writing : thinking aloud to explore and collect ideas, drafting and re-reading to check ideas, drafting and re-reading to check the meaning is clear.  

Maths in Year Three

 During Year 3, the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value by counting in multiplies of 4, 8, 50 and 100. They can work out if a given number is greater or less than 100 and recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number. Children develop mental skills to add and subtract including: a three-digit number and hundreds and recall and uses multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables developing on to formal written methods.

When working with fractions, the children will count in tenths; recognising that tenths arise from diving an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. They will be able to find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. They can recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators.

When looking at measurements they will be able to measure, compare, add and subtract length; mass and volume/capacity. They will investigate amounts of money, work out change needed, using both £ and p in practical contexts. and continue to tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour - hour and 24-hour clocks. The children will be able to identify right angles and relate them to quarter turns and also identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. Children will develop their understanding of statistics by interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables. 


Have a look at what we have been learning in Year Three!