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Teachers: Miss Diver 

Teaching Assistant: Ms Piddington   

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

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Robbins




Spring 1


    Welcome to the Spring Term!

We hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and New Year! The children settled in very well in the Autumn term and are now very familiar with the routines and expectations of year 3. We are all looking forward to the term 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 - 19.01.22



Mrs Piddington/Mrs Robbins


Ms Jones/Miss Diver

Group B

Ms Jones/Miss Diver 

Group C

 Focus 'ar' and 'er'



 Focus - prefix 're'

 Focus - prefix 're'


build - rebuild

build - rebuild


visit - revisit

visit - revisit


play - replay

play - replay


write - rewrite

write - rewrite


cycle - recycle

cycle - recycle



place - replace



turn - return



fresh - refresh





























Our first text driver for this half term is 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Philip Reeve. Our outcome for this will be persuasive writing.


Maths and TTRs



At the beginning of this half term, Year 3 will be continuing with Multiplication and Division and developing written methods to calculate both. Knowing their times tables will benefit their learning greatly. To help you have a better understanding of the Year 3 maths program, click here for the 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    -     Forces and Magnets

                         By the end of this topic all children should be able to:- 

                         Compare how things move on different surfaces

                         Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces

                         can act at a distance

                        Observe how magnets attract and repel each other and attract certain materials

                        and not others

                        Compare and group together a variety of materials on the basis of whether they are

                        attracted to a magnet

                        Describe a magnet as having two poles

                        Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other depending on which way

                        the poles are facing                 


Computing -    PowerPoint

                         The children will be learning all the skills needed to create an informative PowerPoint

                          based on Peru

Geography- Biomes and Climate (comparision on Emsworth and Peru)

P.E               -    Gymnastics - Movements (indoors) and Invasion games - football (outdoors)

R.E              -     Special books

DT        -     Felt treasure boxes

Spanish       -   This will be incorporated throughout the day and in a weekly lesson with a focus on    

                          numbers and pleasantries

PSHE          -     Heartsmart - 'Too much selfie isn't healthy'

                          The main message within this topic is consider others