Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Morley and Mrs Parkhouse make up our Year 3 Team.

Summer Term 2024


This term we will be reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.  We will be using the story to help us to plan and write our own adventure stories.  We will also try to put a bit of Roald Dahl humour into our writing.  Our grammar focus will be how to write in paragraphs, using commas in lists, fronted adverbials and apostrophes for omission.

In our weekly reading sessions, we will continue to work on reading with fluency and expression.  This half term we will focus on reading poems from Hot Like Fire and Other Poems by Valerie Bloom.


In Maths this term we will be looking at the relationship between the 2, 4 and 8 times tables. 

We will be counting in intervals of 2, 4 and 8.  We will be securing times tables and matching divisions for the 2, 4 and 8 times tables.

We will use our knowledge of the relationships between the 2, 4 and 8 times tables to solve problems.

Later on in the term we will be learning the formal column method for subtracting 2-digit numbers and 3-digit numbers.



We will be looking at Plants and Plant Reproduction.  We will be explaining how plants reproduce in the context of the life cycle of a flowering plant, gathering data on plant growth and investigating the structure and function of the parts of a flowering plant.


Our theme this half term is Settlements. We will be finding out what a settlement is and the different types of settlement. 

Throughout the topic we will be learning about; what settlers needed, places you could settle, how land is used in a settlement and how settlements are linked.

We will also look at the early settlement sites of Stonehenge and Amesbury.

Autumn Term 2023


In Maths, we will be exploring adding three numbers together and understating that addition can be done in any order.  We will also be adding and subtracting across 10. Later on in the half term we will be looking at numbers to 1000.

As always, times tables will be vital.  In KS2 the children can work towards earning their calculator once they know all their times tables confidently.  Children can practice their times tables on TTRockstars, Hit the Button and other such resources.


Our key text in English is ‘A Walk in London’ by Salvatore Rubbino. There will be a focus on accurate tense, expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, handwriting and accurate punctuation.  Children will also be encouraged to use higher level vocabulary.


Support with Reading at home this year is extremely appreciated. Reading with your children at home and discussing books and texts helps them to continually develop their knowledge and understanding.  We have asked the children to aim to read 3 times each week and to have this recorded in their reading record.  Each Monday the children will have their reading book changed if they are ready to do so.  Every Wednesday we will visit The Den and the children will have the opportunity to choose a library book to either read independently or share with an adult.


We begin with our focus on PSHE where the children will be exploring and thinking about their aspirations for Year 3 and the future.

Our Geography theme this term is the UK. Children will learn about the four countries that make up the UK, their capital cities, regions, physical features and landmarks.

Children will take part in fieldwork where they will study part of the local area and in doing so will develop their geographical skills - creating a map with symbols, observing human and physical features.


In our Science lessons the children will be learning about movement and nutrition.  We will be finding out about the skeleton, the bones in our body, muscles and movement, nutrient groups and a balanced








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