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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!




Welcome to our Year 3 page!


  The team is Miss Yates, Mrs Cain, Miss Armitage, Miss Ogden & Mrs Saeed. 



Year 3

Autumn  1

Can we identify ourselves in early man?

Identity and Diversity

Learning Journey

In History half term, we will be learning about The Prehistoric Era and people lived in these times. We will discuss what fossils and artefacts can tell us about the lives of prehistoric man. We will be making a visit to Cresswell Crags; a pre-historic settlement. In Geography, we will learn about settlements and the natural resources that attracted pre-historic people to particular places. We will also have the chance to practise our map-reading skills at Cresswell Crags. In computing, we will be learning how to save files and add images to make a poster. We will be using this knowledge to create a poster using our chrome books. The children will learn about ballads during music and will cook and learn about nutrition during DT lessons.   


In maths we will be revisiting what we know about place value and develop our existing knowledge of partitioning by using part-whole models to partition 2-digit numbers into tens and ones. We will also be compiling what we already know about addition and subtraction in order to learn new methods.


It is very important that you encourage your child to learn their times tables.

They need to know 2, 5 and 10 times tables as well as 3, 4 and 8s (which are introduced this year).




In English we will be working towards writing a narrative piece of work based around the book The Boy with the Bronze Axe. We will focus on creating a setting description and learn about how to write to entertain a reader and how to use features such as paragraphs, commas and ellipsis correctly.


Book Study

During books study sessions we will study Stig of the Dump and The Hidden House. The children will practise their comprehension skills and begin to use dictionaries accurately.  


We will be learning about rocks, stones and fossils.  We will learn about the different types of rocks and move on to investigating rocks used by prehistoric man and conduct a comparative, fair test to find out which rock type is best for hunting: carving, bashing or cutting.

Home Learning

  • Home reading every day. Every little helps!
  • IXL – maths to practise at home.
  • Spelling shed – logins will be given out.
  • Timestable Rockstars – logins will be given out.

For your information

  • PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Correct PE uniform needs to be worn to school that day.
  • Book bags need to come in every day with your child. Children will bring home a reading record to track their reading at home. Please fill this in so we know your child has read.
  • Please make sure that your child has a water bottle in school.
  • Please make sure your child attends school every day. Every day counts. 
  • Class Dojo It is very important that you are connected to Class Dojo and regularly check it. We will send key information using Dojo. You can also use it to message us.