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Teachers: Miss Diver 

Teaching Assistant: Ms Piddington   

Teachers: Ms Jones (M-W),  Mrs Mackie (Th/F) Teaching Assistant: Mrs Robbins




Autumn 1


    Welcome to the Autumn Term!

We hope you have all had a lovely summer break and are raring to go! We are looking forward to welcoming you all back and getting you know you and your families and having an engaging and fun year ahead. 


Key Information



We will post all relevant information for Year 3 pupils on this page, however, if your child is not in school due to isolation/quarantine, please see our Year 3 Remote Learning Page. We will only be populating this page if we are made aware of any Year 3 children who are self-isolating.

P.E DaysTuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).  Children wear P.E kit to school on these days

Mile run - three times a week on the days the children are not doing P.E. Wear or bring in trainers on

                 these days.

Library day - Friday (children can take out 2 books - one to remain in school and one for home)

Spot/home reading books - children can change these as soon as they have completed the book.  Please try and listen to your child read at least 3 times a week as this will have a huge impact on the progress they make. Discussing the book will also help them to develop their understanding of the text they are reading.

Spellings - a hard copy is given to the children on Wednesdays. Spelling tests take place the following Tuesday. Any support you can provide in helping your child learn their spellings is greatly appreciated. We will also update their spellings on this page.

Spellings - Week Beginning 13.09.21


Mrs Piddington/Mrs Robbins

Group A

Ms Jones/Miss Diver

Group B

Ms Jones/Miss Diver 

Group C

Focus-  'au' Focus - adding suffix 'ing'

 Focus - adding suffix 'ing'

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Common exception words

The children in Group B will

be given the same spelling and activity sheet as those in

Group C. We are asking that

they complete the activity

sheet but at the moment, only

learn the first 6 spellings.
































Our first text driver for this half term will be, 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley.

Our outcome for this will be instructional writing. 

Maths and TTRs



At the beginning of this half term, Year 3 will be focusing on 'Place Value' followed by 'Addition and Subtraction'. To help you have a better understanding of the Year 3 maths program, click here White Rose Maths home-learning videos. These videos reflect the objectives we cover in Year 3 as well as the methods we use to teach them.

In addition, we ask that you encourage your child to spend time each week on 'TT Rockstars' to ensure they improve their knowledge of the times tables and the speed in which they are able to recall them. 'Topmarks' is another free program which also helps in the learning of the times tables and many children enjoy using this program.

For the full National Curriculum for Year 3 please click here.

Foundation Subjects



In the foundation subjects this half term, we will be covering the following:-

Science      -     Rocks and Fossils and Working Scientifically

                          We will be grouping together different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and

                           simple physical properties. Recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic

                          matter and to understand how fossils are formed and that they provide evidence of

                          change over time.                                                                 

Computing -    Learning to be safe online and using the internet for research purposes

History       -     Neolithic to Iron Age Changes  

P.E               -    Gymnastics (indoors) and ball skills (outdoors)

R.E              -     Hannukah - Symbols 

Art/ DT        -     Clay sculpture Neolithic pots, Cave paintings, water colour water wash 

Spanish       -   This will be incorporated throughout the day with a focus on numbers and 

                          pleasantries to begin with.  

PSHE          -     Heartsmart - Don't forget to let love in

                          In addition, why and how rules and laws that protect themselves and  

                          others are made and enforced. Also, developing the understanding that bacteria

                          and viruses can affect health and that following simple routines can reduce 

                         their spread.