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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Your teachers are Mrs. Lawrie and Mr Harrison.

Your teaching assistants are Mr. Farrall and Mrs. Machin.


Our topic this term is

'How deep is the sea?'

Autumn 1

This half term we used our geogrpaghy skills to locate the 7 continents and the 5 oceans of the world. We also learnt about the different layers of the ocean and different ocean habitats. 

Through our English work we used the basic geographical vocabulary beach, cliff, coast, mountain, sea, ocean, season and weather to refer to and describe the setting in our story, Seal Surfer. 

Seal Surfer 

The Sea Book

Autumn 2

This half term, these are the books we are using to support our reading and writing skills as part of the Pathways to Write and Pathways to Read schemes.

Winter's Child

In our English we will be focusing on the following aspects of writing:

  • Use conjunctions and adverbs to express, time, place and cause
  • Use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a vowel or consonant
  • In narratives, create characters, settings and plot
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech

Ice Palace

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

  • Ask questions to improve understanding
  • Draw inferences (inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions) and justify with evidence
  • Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination

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

  • Adding and subtracting 100s, with and without exchanging
  • Adding and subtracting a 3-digit number and 1s, with and without exchanging
  • Adding and subtracting a 3-digit number and 10s, with and without exchanging
  • Adding and subtracting a 3-digit number and a 2-digit number, with and without exchanging



Weekly Overview

In the instance that your child is required to remain off school as a result of self-isolating, here is an overview of the learning taking place in class this week.

There are links to useful resources and games that can be clicked to enable children to access their learning at home.



Year 3 have PE on Tuesday and Friday.

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

Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and House PE sweatshirt. If the weather is cold, then track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.

Long Term Plan