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Year 3

 Welcome to Year 3

Who's Who?


Miss Furniss - Class Teacher

Mrs Goss - Learning Support Assistant

Mrs Wood - Learning Support Assistant


Class routine



Home work due in. 

Wednesday Spelling tests


Home work given out



P.E: It is essential that children have a full kit of white t-shirt and black shorts, including pumps. If we are outside for P.E. they require trainers and can wear jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt if the weather is colder.

Our topic this half term is Crime and Punishment. We will be finding out about what crime and punishment was like was like in the past covering the Victorian, Roman and Tudor eras. We will then compare that to the crime and punishment system we currently have today. Together with year 4, we are also planning an exciting day to put our learning into practice.


In English this half term, we will begin by further developing our use of emotional language by writing a diary entry based on a traditional fairy tale. Then we will be focussing on genres of non-fiction that are tied in with our Crime and Punishment topic. We shall begin by writing a Police report recount based on evidence found at a crime scene. We will then be looking at features of Journalistic writing to produce a newspaper reports about some of the crimes discussed within our topic work.


In maths we will be focusing on developing our number skills this half term. We will begin by concentrating on addition and subtraction where we will be adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers mentally (including 3-digit and ones, tens and hundreds), using formal written methods, estimating answers using inverse operations, solve problems including missing number problems. We will then use the known number facts to solve more complex addition and subtraction problems. We will then be using the multiplication and division facts for x3, x4 and x 8 tables to solve problems.


We will begin our new science topic called ‘Animals including humans’ this half term. This involves looking at what is a healthy diet and finding out about different types of nutrition and the amount of nutrition our bodies need.

We will then move on to learning all about the human skeleton and identifying different bones. We will then compare the human skeleton to the skeletons of different animals. We will finish off by finding out all about different muscles within the human body and learning about how they work.

We are looking to encourage children to read as much as possible so please help to remind your child to read every day and complete a book review to ensure they are understanding what they have read. If you are able to spare any time, volunteers to hear children read would be much appreciated, please contact the office to arrange. PE this term will be swimming on Tuesdays and Rugby on Thursdays so please ensure your child has the appropriate kit. Spellings and times tables questions will be sent home on Thursday and are to be returned to school on Tuesday. Any homework not completed, will mean your child will need to attend homework club during lunchtime to ‘catch up’. Please encourage your child to practise these as much as possible as this helps enormously with their school progress.


What's happening this half term - Topic Web

Harvest 2019 - The value of courage

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Harvest 2019 - The value of cooperation

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Harvest 2019

Harvest 2019 1

My New Classroom

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Year 3

If you have any questions or suggestions for any of the Year 3 team please send us a message.