Year 3


smiley  Welcome to Year 3!  smiley


 This year our teachers are Mrs Little, Mr Alsop, Mrs Oliver & Mrs Roper. 

We are all looking forward to an interesting and exciting year full of new topics and experiences!



Throughout our units this term, we will have the opportunity to write and improve our work to create quality and well-planned pieces of writing. In addition, we will be working on how to use different types of sentences, openers, punctuation and vocabulary within our writing to create different effects, thinking carefully about the audience and purpose. We will learn and practise our spellings, using different strategies, as well as develop our handwriting joins.



We will  have the opportunity to read different text types during English lessons, Thematic lessons and guided reading sessions.


Please continue to listen to your child read on a regular basis and include any comments in their reading record books. Encouraging your child to discuss the book really helps to develop their understanding further.


*Spellings sets last two weeks, which are then tested during the first week. Dictation will then be substituted on alternate weeks in place of spellings.*



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Within our maths lessons, we will be working on developing and maintaining written and mental strategies for the four main operations. We will also develop our problem solving and reasoning skills involving place value, number sequences, fractions, money and rounding and estimating.



Alongside work based around numbers, we will also learn about properties of 2D and 3D shapes and how to interpret data from different types of graphs. 


Please remember to ask the office for a copy of our Calculation Policy or see the attachment below.


*For Times Table Rock Stars please go to the following website link and select the 'garage' option.  


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PE & Swimming


Indoor PE will take place on Monday afternoons for children who are not going swimming. While outdoor PE will take place on a Tuesday afternoon for both 3L and 3A with 3OR following on a Wednesday afternoon.


Please ensure your child has the correct kit for PE and Swimming if required.

*If possible, please try not to send your child with earrings in on these days as they cannot take part in activities with them in.*




This half term in our topic lessons, we will be focusing on the Industrial Revolution. This will be through both History and Geography but also linking together Art and Design Technology. Please see the attached document for a brief overview.




Topic - Spring 1

Year 3 and 4 statutory word list