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Rowan's Report-  Welcome to Year 3

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to an exciting term of learning. 

Please remember to bring your reading book and reading record into school every day.  P.E. lessons are on Tuesdays and Fridays- all jewellery must be removed for PE lessons..

This term, we will be:


In Maths, we will continue to revise and consolidate previous Maths work from Year 2.  The children will be working with numbers to 1000 within the following topics: number, money, shape, space and measure and data handling.   The children will explore these topics through mental maths, practical and written work.

English is organised into three main blocks: narrative, non-fiction and poetry. Children will also be engaging in regular reading, handwriting and spelling activities. This term we will look at instructions and other non-fiction writing, character descriptions and fact files.


In Science, we will be investigating 'Rocks, Fossils and Soil'.  Children will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties, describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. 

We will also begin to explore the topic 'Light, Shadows and Reflections' which will continue into the summer term.

In Geography, the focus this term is on rainforests.   We will investigate their localities, their climate, the human and physical features as well as exploring the plant and animal life.  We will also consider the causes and effects of deforestation.

In History we will be learning about the Romans and consider the effects of the Roman invasion and settlement of the Romans in Britain.   We will explore the lasting legacy of the Romans.

In Computing, we will be learning about how to write simple blocks of code using 2-code on Purple Mash.  We will be using both laptops and tablets to support our learning and will continue to develop our understanding about e-safety.

In PE, we will develop skills in basketball and dance this term. The children will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.


In Art we will focus on creating artwork using the artist Sonia Delaunay as an inspiration. We will be recapping on the techniques previously learned relating to colour mixing and primary, secondary and tertiary colours.  We will also learn about complementary and harmonious colours.


In Design and Technology we will design, make and evaluate moving monsters using simple pneumatic systems.


In Music  we will be listening to and appraising a range of different music styles and songs.  We will also be composing music using our imaginations and writing melodies and finding sounds that represent the story we want to tell.  We will play, improvise and compose using a selection of these notes: C, D, E, F, F♯, G, G♯, A, B.


In PD, we will be identifying dreams and ambitions, recognising obstacles which might hinder achievements and steps to overcome them.  We will also learn about healthy eating and the importance of exercise.


In Religions and Worldviews this term, our theme is 'Justice and Fairness'.  We will be reading, re-telling and acting out different parables from the Bible  and will explore religious and non-religious values relating to right and wrong.  In the second half of the spring term we will learn more about the Easter story.


In French lessons, we will continue to learn how to say numbers, learn to ask and give our age, talk about our families, learn the days of the week and say basic colours in French.

Meet the Year 3 Team

Mrs Wiltshire- Teacher

Mrs Byford - PPA teacher

Mrs Vass - Teaching Assistant

Mr Holmes- PE teacher

Meet the Teacher

Year 3 End of Year Expectations

Recommended Reads for Year 3

What do I need at school?​

  • Water bottles – you child will need a water bottle every day

  • A healthy snack for break times- no nuts- please refer to our Healthy Schools policy for guidance

  • Reading books and reading logs -  to be brought in everyday

  • A pencil case with list if resources as shared at meet the teacher

  • Coats - we will be going outside in all weathers so please bring a coat every day

  • PE Kit – a fully named PE kit should be at school every week. (our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday).  Please remember that all jewellery must be removed for PE lessons.

  • Home learning books to be sent in every Monday

  • A hat in hot weather

  • Old shirt or painting apron – for painting and craft

  • Library books – we swap each Friday 

Knowledge Organisers





Personal Development (P.D.)

Religions and world views




Home Learning

Times Tables Practice

Please don't forget to use TT Rockstars to practise your times tables. 

Log in details are your child's home learning book.

Use these other sites to practise too! 

Hit the button

Coconut Multiplies

Camel Times Tables

Maths is fun

Useful Websites:​

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