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Welcome back to our last half term in Year 3!

We've got lots to learn and do in the next 7 weeks.



Our text this half term will be “The Iron Man” by Ted Hughes.

We will use the text to look at the language used and learn new techniques. In our writing we will be working on instructions, explanation texts and news reports. We will be working on our paragraphing skills and learning how to use fronted adverbials effectively.



  • Recognise and find non-unit fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions
  • Recognise 3D shapes in different orientations
  • Know different angles and turns
  • Identify perpendicular and parallel lines.
  • Tell the time to the nearest minute.
  • Record and compare times
  • Identify roman numerals from 1 -12
  • Use all operations + - x ÷

We will be focusing on knowing our 3,4 & 8 times tables. There will beweekly timestable tests.



We will be learning about forces. We will experiment with magnets and learn how they can attract and repel forces on materials.



Our RE topic is about protection. We will learn about key figures in Hinduism such as Raksha and Bandhan that are related protection.

For our art topic we are learning about sculptures. We will be looking at the work of Giacometti and Breuning.

In History we will continue to learn about the Romans. We will be having a Roman Day on the 7th June.


Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday.

Please make sure that your child has their P.E. kitand trainers/plimsollsin school at all times and that earrings are removed.


There will continue to be weekly homework and reading. Please encourage your children to complete it and return to school on time. 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and are ready for some more exciting learning.


This half term our topic is The Romans. We will be learning about them in our History lessons in addition to our English lessons. We also have a few trips coming up so keep a look out for any letters!



The main text will be “Escape from Pompeii” by Christina Balit. From this we will focus on describing settings, writing diary entries and newspaper reports. We will be learning to use our inference skills to explore characters feelings, thoughts and motives. Children will also use non-fiction texts to retrieve and record information about the Romans.



  • Solve problems involving place value
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 3 digits
  • Use the inverse to check answers
  • Add and subtract amounts of money and work out how to give change
  • Multiply 2-digit and 1-dgit numbers
  • Solve multiplication and division problems



The key ideas we will be investigating are;

  • Light comes from a source.
  • There must be light for us to see.
  • We need light to see things, even shiny things.
  • Transparent materials let light through them and opaque materials don’t let light through.
  • Beams of light reflect off some materials.


Topic & RE

We will look at The Roman Army and the impact they had on Britain especially on architecture and what life was like in Roman times. In Art we will be learning about mosaics. Then we will create our own mosaic photo frames. Our RE topic is about places of worship.



Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. We will also have a rugby session every Thursday.

Welcome back to Spring 2.


I hope you have enjoyed your break!


In Year 3 our topic will be chocolate. Our main text will be 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl.

This will give us the opportunity to explore using vivid language in our writing. We will also be learning about adverbials, the possessive apostrophe and the perfect present tense. This will all link together when we write a story from an Oompa Loompa's point of view.


In Maths we are learning about tenths and unit fractions. Then we will be learning about angles with a focus on right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles. After that, we will look at measurement (length, capacity and weight) and time. Please encourage children to tell the time at home as this will really help them. For the rest of the term we will return to addition and subtraction.


In the wider curriculum we will follow the theme of chocolate. In Geography we will be learning about the cocoa bean, where it comes from. In Design Technology we will be looking at how chocolate is made and then making our own chocolate.


I'm sure we're going to have a lot of fun with this topic.


Miss Jones


Homework will continue to be given out in the first week of term. The homework grid provides a range of tasks for children to do at home that are related to our topic. Please make sure at least 1 task is handed in on each of the due dates.

Weekly spellings will also be set and sent home on a Friday to practice throughout the week.

Welcome back and Happy New Year!


I hope you had a great Christmas. We can't wait to hear all about it.


Last term we did so much super work, lets carry that on this term!

We have an exciting term ahead and lots of new learning to get started on.


English - Our book focus will be on Leon and the place between.

Maths - Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division (3's, 4's and then 8's)

Science - Electricity

History - The Iron Age

RE - Holi

DT - Circuits for moving objects

PE - Dance


Homework will be sent out on a grid at the start of term and one piece is due every Friday. This is in addition to weekly spellings and home reading. Reading logs will be checked every Friday so please make sure you have your reading log and book in school everyday. You may even win a prize for bringing it in regularly.


PE days are Monday and Tuesday.

Please make sure you have the correct PE kit for indoor and outdoor PE.

Earrings must be removed.



Miss Jones

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Welcome back! I hope you are all ready for a very interesting half term where we will be going back in time!


This half term our main focus will be on the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age. In English our text will be Stone Age Boy. This will give us opportunities to develop our writing and create our own story. We will then be using the text How to wash a woolly mammoth to support our instructional writing.

We also have our trip to Butser Ancient Farm where we will go back in history, make jewellery, make fences using wattling, and become archaeologists!


In Maths we will start with multiplication and division – our aim is to know our 3 and 4 times tables. This will then link to fractions, measurement and geometry later in the term.


Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please make sure you have your PE kit for both days.


There will be homework set every week. Like last term it will be set on Friday and due in the following Friday.


In addition to this please continue to read at home with your child and record when they have read in their reading log. Lets see how many stamps, certificates, bookmarks and free books China class can earn this term.


As always if you have any questions feel free to come and talk to me.


Miss Jones

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Welcome to Year 3.  I hope you have had a good summer and are refreshed and ready to learn.


This year your teachers will be Miss Jones and Miss Privett.


This term our topic will be about animals. In Geography we will be learning about the UK.


In English we will be reading Zoo by Anthony Browne. This will provide us with lots of fantastic writing opportunities.


In Maths we will be looking at place value and start to explore 3 digit numbers up to 1000.


PE will be on Monday and Friday. Please can you bring in a suitable P.E kit for both inside and outside and make sure it is in school at all times.


Please read with your child as much as you can. It is very important that children practice their reading at home. Children can earn certificates, bookmarks and books for the number of reading logs completed. 


Homework will be set on a Friday and is due back the following Thursday. Please make sure your child completes their homework and hands it in on time. 


I will be on the playground at the beginning and the end of the day if you have any questions.


Miss Jones

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