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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Your teachers are Miss Jones/ Mrs Wrigley (Y3JW) and Miss Joyce (Y3J).

Your teaching assistants are Mr. Farrall, Mrs. Machin, Mrs Simpson, Miss Wood.


Our topic this term is


English - Writing

Our new book to support our writing this half term is:

             Image of Seal Surfer By Michael Foreman


English - Reading

Our new reading book this half term is:


In our reading we will be focusing on the following concepts:


In maths this half term we will be focusing on the following concepts:

  • number and place value up to 1000
  • addition and subtraction
  • multiplication and division
  • shape


Focus tables:  x3, x4, x8, 

and from Year 2:  x2, x5, x10


Websites we enjoy using in class:

Daily 10 - Mental Maths Challenge - Topmarks


Other areas of the Curriculum

Science: Animals Including Humans 

Geography: Under the Sea –Locating the seven continents and five oceans, the layers of the ocean and ocean habitats.

Art: Under the Sea - drawing, painting, 

PSHE: Self- esteem & Positive Thinking

RE:  Diwali (Hinduism) Sikhism 


Year 3 have PE on Monday and Friday.

On these days we ask that children come to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.

Children will have athletics with Sports Coaching NW and a sports lesson with their class teachers this half term. 

Long Term Plan


Homework Practise is split into two sections: Compulsory and Optional Home Practise.



Weekly spellings will be given out on a Friday and we expect the children to learn them during the course of the week.  We ask that this sheet should stay at home in order for your child to learn these spellings. The children will then be tested on these spellings on the following Friday.  The spelling groups will be posted below (just incase your child forgets them).

Week 7



Week 6


Week 5



Week 4



Times Tables

This week we have continued to learn our three times table . Please can your child practise these at home by writing them out. You can then question them (in and out of order).

Next week (8.10.21) we will have a weekly test on the 3s.







....... up to 12x3=36


We request that your children reads at least 3/4times a week. We would love it if they are doing a mixture of independent reading and reading aloud to a grown up.

Please record all reading in their reading diary.



There will be a few optional tasks for your children to have a go at every week using our two online resources- Sumdog and EDshed. The children's login details can be found in their reading diary. Please let us know if you have any trouble logging in.

This week's Sumdog task will link to the 2 or 3 times table, depending on their level of ability in this area.

This optional Edshed work links to our weekly spellings that have be sent out.

At the moment, we are mainly using our purple mash software in school to work through set units.  Please feel free to login at home and re-visit work we have previously done or for them to play with the other paint/draw tools. Login details are again in the diary.

Art Fine Motor Activities

The children in Year 3 are enjoying developing their artistic talents and they have asked me to share some of the pieces we have used for inspiration. Please find the images below for them to try at home if they wish.  They just need a black marker pen/whiteboard pen and a black fine line handwriting pen.

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