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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3



The teachers in Year 3 are:
Ms Encer and Ms Loftus (3LE)
Miss Marston(3L)


Also working in Year 3 are

 Ms Reddy & Mrs Nketsiah

Our topics for the Spring Term are:

Religious Education

Our theme for this term is learning about the Exodus story. We have begun to retell the events of the Exodus and are drawing on our previous knowledge to reflect and recognise its significance to our Catholic lives.


Our new book which we will be studying is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Part fairy-tale and part science fiction, the story will provide the pupils with plenty of creative opportunities to practise their descriptive writing in the form of persuasive letters, newspaper articles, comprehension, poetry and debate.

In addition, our guided reading sessions, spelling and handwriting practice will continue throughout the term.


In maths we will be working on multiplication and division, using the inverse method to check answers. We will also be working on fractions and decimals, as well as word problems involving money. In shape, we will be exploring geometric shapes and patterns and in statistics we will be interpreting and presenting data in tables and bar charts. In measurement we will be comparing units of measure and also working on time.

Times tables – every child in Year 3 must know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. Please help your child to learn these off by heart, by helping them recite them to you as often as possible.


Our first programme of study is rocks – including identifying properties of different rocks and understanding how fossils are formed. In the second half of term we will explore light and shadow, including experiments involving shadow formation.

History and Geography

In History we are exploring the world of the Celts, learning about when and how they lived.

In Geography we will name and locate counties and cities in the UK and learn about different settlements and land use.


Our new foreign language is Italian and we will be learning to introduce ourselves and simple everyday greetings.


In music we are beginning to use musical vocabulary. We are learning about various aspects of music and transferring these skills to playing the ukelele


Our programme of study will focus on creating an animated storyboard.

General reminders

Homework is set every Thursday and Friday and must be handed in on Monday, apart from spellings which should be returned on Fridays, in time for the weekly spelling tests.

PE is every Wednesday – please remember to send your child in with named full kit.

Please also make sure every piece of uniform and water bottles are clearly labelled.

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