Year 3

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Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Autumn Term 1 2021

The children will be thinking about their place in the world, using the text Here We Are? by Oliver Jeffers for inspiration. This will lead into the changing land masses from the beginning of time!

We will be thinking about how the world has changed through the ages and the history that can be found beneath our feet.

Mental an Physical Wellbeing

This is something that we always try to focus on as a school, but as we return after what may have been challenging times, we are going to spend quality time looking at our mental well-being. Please speak to your teacher if you have any specific concerns.


The children can come to school on their PE days already wearing their kit. Alternatively, they can bring a PE kit to change into for PE sessions. Please remember that long hair will need to be tied back.

Indoor PE

Children require shorts, tracksuit bottoms or leggings and t-shirt.

Outdoor PE

Children require weather-appropriate clothing. Ensure they have a suitable jumper for when the weather is colder. They should have a t-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or leggings. Please ensure they have suitable trainers for outdoor PE.


We are focusing on writing to inform this half term. We are going to begin by looking at volcanoes. We will unpick the features of instruction writing and non-chronological reports. We will be writing our own instructions on how to make a volcano. We will then develop our report writing skills to write a non-chronological report on the different types of volcanoes.




in Maths we will be deepening our understanding of place value. We will look at how to partition, order and compare numbers. We will then move onto using the column method for addition and subtraction. Throughout the year we will be learning mental strategies that can be used to answer questions.


in Science we will be exploring rocks and soils. We will learn about the different types of rocks and consider the characteristics of each type.

In RE we will be focusing on acts of peace across different religions. We will explore how land masses have changed over time.


We will be using our oracy skills to discuss local, national and international issues.In French we will be learning how to greet each other and how to recite numbers up to twenty.




We will take inspiration from a range of artists to create Pop Art relating to our topic. The children will also have a weekly music lesson and singing assembly.


In computing we will be focusing on the importance of keeping safe online and when using apps.

Bug Club

Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.

This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.

Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.

If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.

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