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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

I am Miss Milliams and am delighted to be teaching Year 3 this year.

In our class we are supported by Mrs Ramthor.

This term our topics are ‘How do we use our land?’ and ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’.


We have P.E twice a week on Thursday and Friday. 


Children are expected to complete some learning at home every evening. In order to support your child at home with their learning please encourage them to: 

  • Read every night
  • Complete their Lexia time (40 minutes per week)
  • Complete home learning tasks
  • Revise the Y1 and Y2 statutory spelling lists and begin to learn the Y3/Y4 list
  • Revise the 10x, 5x and 2x tables and learn the 3x, 4x and 6x tables (TTRockstars is great)
  • Develop their mental maths skills using Numbots
  • Learn their Year Y3/Y4 glossaries

Spring Term Learning

This term in English Year 3 will be writing a variety of genres including instructions. Their fiction writing will include a narrative based on the books ‘Flood’, ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘Stone Age Boy’. Their learning will include a clear focus on the skills of drafting and editing. Year 3 will continue to develop their knowledge of different forms of punctuation and grammatical terms and how these can be used to improve their writing.


In Maths, Year 3 will continue to learn maths following the Maths No Problem scheme. This scheme is based on the highly effective, research based Singapore method of teaching mathematics. Lessons and activities are taught using a problem-solving approach to encourage the development of higher-level thinking. Ample time is spent on topics in order to deepen understanding and master concepts. New concepts are initially learned using concrete examples before moving on to pictorial representations and finally abstract symbols. The focus of the series is on teaching to mastery.


In Science, the Year 3 topics are ‘The Power of Forces’ and ‘How does your garden grow?’ They will also be learning about ‘Our Changing World’ - a topic that will be on-going throughout the year.


The children will be learning how to code, including the use of timers, to use spreadsheets before moving on to touch typing and email.


Our History topic this term is ‘Stone Age to Iron Age’. Year 3 will be learning how we know about ancient history when nothing was written down, why the Neolithic period was so important and what it was like to live in the Bronze and Iron Ages.

Our Geography topic this term is ‘How do we use our land?’. Once we have completed the ‘Active Planet’ unit, Year 3 will be moving on to learn what a cartographer does and have a go at drawing their own maps which will include a key and show relative distances between landmarks.


In Art the children will be learning about prehistoric painting, making their own paints, tools and painting on different surfaces  and in D.T their topic is ‘Moving Books’ where they will be learning the mechanisms involved in creating ‘pop-up’ books.


The children will be continuing with our PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Dreams and Goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.


In R.E, Year 3 will be learning about Christianity this term. They will be investigating the questions: ‘Could Jesus heal people?’ and ‘How important is it to Christians that Jesus came back to life after his crucifixion?’

Year 3 will be continuing with their French lessons this term with the topics ‘All About Me’ and ‘Food, Glorious Food’.

Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on dance, netball and gymnastics.

Music will be taught by our music teacher, and the children’s learning will be based around the topics ‘Three Little Birds’ and ‘The Dragon Song’.

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

If you would like to speak to me about your child’s learning please contact the office and I will be in contact. 

Please check the website regularly as we will be updating it with all of the wonderful learning that has been taking place. 

Lea Valley Academy - The Wiz

Make Your Dreams Come True Week

Science - How can we stay safe in the dark?

Celebrating National Poetry Day

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Year 3 have been learning about the work of Benjamin Zephaniah. This is their performance of 'Be Cool Mankind'.

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