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Year Three

Welcome to Polar Bear Class!

Our teacher is Mr Gosling and our teaching assistants are Miss Parry and Mrs Denby-Jones.



Welcome to Penguin Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Ratcliffe and Mrs Hobbs Our teaching assistants are Mrs Crowe and Miss Haslam



Autumn Term 2020

Welcome back Year 3! It is great to have you all back at school and we can't wait to start delving into our new learning!

We understand that you have not been back in school for a long time and it is important that you have the time and space to talk about your experiences whilst the school was closed and to re-connect with your friends and teachers.

We are having extra time during the week to focus on your well-being and how you are feeling as well as additional PE activities during the week to have fun and develop our team building skills.  


In English this term we will study the classic Roald Dahl text: ‘The BFG’. We will have this text in class, so there is no need to purchase it at home, although I am sure many of you will possess it as well as having seen the excellent film adaptations. We will use this text to inspire not only our creative writing but across the curriculum.

Please concentrate on reading with your children at home, even though they may be a free reader, they will benefit from reading and discussing their text with you.


In mathematics, we will be covering place value and number lines for both addition and subtraction. Challenge cards will extend the children’s mastery skills in these areas. Measures involving money, length and time will be covered before Christmas.

It is also vital that children continue to learn their times tables by rote, to support them with their calculations. Times tables tests will take place on a Friday, as there is an emphasis on speed and instant recall.

For further information on the other subjects your child will be learning this term then please see the curriculum newsletter and curriculum map below. 

 Click here to see our weekly timetable

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Year 3

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 curriculum map


Curriculum newsletters

Term 1 curriculum newsletter


Weekly Learning Letters

English in Year Three

Reading in Year Three
Throughout Year 3, we develop the children's positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they are reading by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books. They use dictionaries throughout lessons to check the meaning of words they have read and identify themes and conventions in a range of books. Children will read further exception words, noting the correspondences between spelling and sound. They will continue to develop drawing inference such as inferring a characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence and predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.

By the end of year 3, the children should be able to justify their views about books written at an age appropriate interest level. They will be able to read a book accurately and at speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words.

Writing and SPaG in Year Three

During Year 3, children will continue to develop the understanding of organising their writing in to paragraphs and in narratives, create settings, characters and plot. They will use the forms 'a' or 'an' according to whether the next word begins with as consonant or a vowel and be able to express time, place and cause using conjunctions.

Children will use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech and use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.

By the end of Year 3 the children should be able to write down their ideas with a reasonable degree of accuracy and with good sentence punctuation. They will understand and apply the concepts of word structure and use joined handwriting throughout independent writing. The children will begin to understand the skills and processes that are essential for writing : thinking aloud to explore and collect ideas, drafting and re-reading to check ideas, drafting and re-reading to check the meaning is clear.  

Maths in Year Three

During Year 3, the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value by counting in multiplies of 4, 8, 50 and 100. They can work out if a given number is greater or less than 100 and recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number. Children develop mental skills to add and subtract including: a three-digit number and hundreds and recall and uses multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables developing on to formal written methods.

When working with fractions, the children will count in tenths; recognising that tenths arise from diving an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. They will be able to find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. They can recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators.

When looking at measurements they will be able to measure, compare, add and subtract length; mass and volume/capacity. They will investigate amounts of money, work out change needed, using both £ and p in practical contexts. and continue to tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour - hour and 24-hour clocks. The children will be able to identify right angles and relate them to quarter turns and also identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. Children will develop their understanding of statistics by interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.