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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Please check here for all the latest updates and information for Y3

Year Group Leader: Miss Lowson

3L: Miss Lowson, Mrs Karn

3R: Miss Rose,  Miss Strange, Mrs Betts, Mrs Duncan, Mrs Beale

3TM: Miss Miles, Mrs Tubb, Miss Somers


Please remember to buy The Borrowers book for our class read. Please ensure it is the same copy by Puffin. 



What Year 3 will be learning about this half term (SPRING 2):




We will be starting the half term by reading and writing poetry based on the poem The Magic Box by Kit Wright. We will be using our imaginations and super vocabulary to create our own poems based on this. We will also be linking our literacy to our IPC topic of 'Saving the World' and will delve into the beautiful world of the Amazon rainforest through the book 'The Great Kapok Tree'. Later on in the term, we begin an exciting adventure alongside Harry Potter by reading and exploring 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' and will base our learning and writing on this fantastic story and its magical setting.




In maths, we are moving on to learning about fractions - looking at what fractions are through practical and written activities, equivalent fractions and fractions of simple amounts. Other topics we will cover are money - coin recognition, simple money addition and solving problems involving money; lengths and metric measures, moving on to perimeter of rectilinear shapes. Throughout the term, we will keep our mental and number skills fresh during starters to lessons and also during soft start where we will solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division calculations. We are also going to be working with some year 5 children during 'paired maths' sessions on a Monday afternoon, where children will practise number skills such as times tables.




Our topic is called - 'Saving the World'

This covers the fascinating and beautiful topic of the world's rainforests. We will find out where the rainforests are and look at the diverse range of wildlife and plants that live there, also thinking about conservation and how to stop the rainforests being destroyed.


Science - Let's Plant It - The second part of our science topic focuses on plants, how they grow and what they need to survive.


Computing- Basic computing skills and E-Safety


Music- recorders- learning the notes A, B and G. Reading music to play simple tunes.


R.E./PSCHE- Judaism/links to school values


P.E./Games- gymnastics/ field sports

Please continue to encourage your children to practise their times tables- especially 3, 4 and 8 times tables! Thank you for your continued support.

Key dates for your diary Autumn Term



Monday 10th September - New Y3 Parents meeting @ 6pm

Friday 21st September - Team building day

Tuesday 25th September - Theatre group in to school to perform Pinocchio



Tuesday 16th October - Parents consultations

Wednesday 17th October - Parents consultations

Friday 19th October - BREAK UP FOR HALF TERM



Friday 23rd November - INSET DAY

Tuesday 27th November - Flu Vaccines (Y3/4/5)



Tuesday 11th December - Christmas Carol Concert

Wednesday 12th December - Christmas dinner

Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th December - Christmas performances

Wednesday 19th December - LAST DAY OF TERM 


P.E. and Games

All children in Year 3 have an outside games lesson on a Thursday. They all need to ensure that they have appropriate, outside clothing which consists of:

  • trainers and socks.
  • tracksuit bottoms- these must be worn in winter months.
  • hoody/jumper- these must be worn in winter months.
  • house coloured t-shirt..
  • Optional skins/thermals underneath house coloured t-shirt

3L have an inside P.E. lesson on Wednesday.

3TM have an inside P.E. lesson on Tuesday.

3R have an inside P.E. lesson on Thursday.


Inside P.E. consists of:

  • house coloured t-shirt.
  • green shorts.
  • plimsolls.

Children must have trainers with them everyday of the week, as they participate in Run the World as many days as possible. 

Make spellings fun!