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Don't forget to check the Curriculum Update on this page for this term.

Year 3
Updated 18/04/21

Welcome back to Year 3.

I hope you had a good rest and a lovely holiday.



A water bottle will be needed in school. It will be taken home at the end of each day to be cleaned and refilled. Please remember that Mr Perkins has requested water rather than juice.

Please remember to apply sunscreen and bring a sunhat as the weather improves.

Please let us know if you have moved or changed your phone number during the holidays. We will also need to know if somebody new is picking your child up so that they can be added to our “Pick Up” list. (You can phone this information through to the office.)


Welcome everyone!



This is just to give you an update on our new areas of study for this  term from April to July.



Recall and use 3x 4x and 8x tables and their division facts.

Revision of number facts and place value.

Revision of addition and subtraction  - consolidation of skills including add and subtract up to three-digit numbers using columnar methods with carry and borrow.

 We will count up and down in tenths.

We will recognise and use unit and non-unit fractions with small denominators.

We will recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.

We will add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole (1/5 + 2/5 = 3/5)

We will compare unit fractions and fractions with small denominators.


 You will also need to do your My Maths, TT Rockstars, and Numbots maths online for homework. 



Class Reader.

I am hoping to read three stories  over the next term. They are This Morning I Met A Whale, Romans On The Rampage and Daft Jack and The Bean Stack. Please feel free to join in with us if you have a copy at home. We tend to read a few pages each day at the end of the school session. I will, of course, have a copy for everyone for when you return, to read together as a class. 

 Steps To Read

Year 3 Unit C Rivers and Mountains 
We will extend our vocabulary, improve reading skills and complete comprehension tasks.


Our writing  at the start of this term will move to Big Blue Whale by Nicola Davies but you will also have SPAG and comprehension activities to do too.

 You will also find your weekly spellings and other activities on the Jotter learning pages for homework. Spelling test will be taken on Friday.

All children will have both fiction and non- fiction books to read at school. Our non- fiction books will be based on our history topic about The Romans

You will  need to use Bug Club online to keep up your reading skills at home. Don't forget to do the quiz in your Bug Club book by clicking on the Bug Face, every time you see one. This is the really important comprehension part of the activity. 


In Science we will be moving on from PLANTS to investigating MAGNETS AND FORCES. We will find out about magnetic poles and observe how magnets attract and repel each other and attract some materials and not others We will also  raise questions and carry out tests to compare how things move on different surfaces.


 Our New topic has a history bias for this term and it is called Emperors and Empires. We will investigate the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain


Creative lessons will be Art rather than D.T. for this term. We will be studying a unit of work that focuses on the history, planning and construction of mosaics and then we will create a small mosaic for ourselves.


 In IT/ Computing  we will be completing our coding work this half term and then moving on to improving keyboard skill via a unit of work called Keyboard Warrior. (Improves our touch typing.) 


All being well, other subjects, including French, PE, Music, PHSE/RE etc. will continue as usual and specialist providers will be back to teach string instruments on Tuesday  and French on Wednesday. 



Many thanks for your continued support during these unusual times. 

 See you soon. 

Best wishes,

Year 3 Team.

Help with reading at home