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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


I am Mrs Downey and am delighted to be teaching Year 3 this year.


The children have all settled in well to their new class and are looking forward to the year ahead.

In our class we are supported by Miss Joy and Mrs Tosun.

This term we will be learning about life from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

We have PE once a week on Thursdays.


In order to support your child at home with their learning, please encourage them to:

  • Be responsible readers every night.
  • Rehearse the KS1 common exception words spelling lists. (We will begin work on the Y3/Y4 list in class.)
  • Rehearse the 10x, 5x and 2x tables. (We will be learning the 3x, 4x and 8x tables in class.)
  • Use Numbots to develop their understanding of number bonds. 
  • Use Times Tables Rockstars to develop their fluency in multiplication and division facts.
  • Use Lexia to develop their reading.
  • Complete all home learning tasks.


This term, In English we will be writing both fiction and non-fiction. Our first story will be based on a Stone Age adventure. Another story will be based on the Iron Man book. Non-fiction (a holiday brochure) will link to the Bronze Age and our science unit about rocks and soils (explanation text).

In maths, we will be catching up on any missed learning from Year2 and continuing our Year 3 topics based around number and place value.

In science, we will be learning about dinosaurs and their fossils; rocks and soils; and animals and their skeletons.

We will be learning about how to stay safe and then touch typing and databases.

Our history and geography topics this term are Stone Age to Iron age and the counties and cities of the United Kingdom.

In art and design & technology the children will learn about Stone Age cave paintings and seasonal food.

In Religious Education we will be exploring the ideas of Hinduism and asking whether celebrating Diwali brings a feeling of belonging.

We will also begin to learn French for the very first time, starting with some simple greetings.


All of our curriculum information can be found on the curriculum page of the website.


If you would like to speak with me about your child's learning, please contact the office and I will get in contact with you.

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all the wonderful learning that has taken place in Year 3.

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