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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 ‘Our European Neighbours’ and ‘Rotten Romans’.


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

Summer Term Learning

This term in English Year 3 will be writing a variety of genres including a holiday brochure. Their fiction writing will include narratives based on the books ‘The Iron Man’, ‘ The Incredible Book Eating Boy’ and ‘The True Story of the Three Little Pigs’. 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 ‘How does your garden grow?’ and ‘Rock Detectives’. They will also be learning about ‘Our Changing World’ - a topic that will be on-going throughout the year.


In computing, the children will be learning how to use spreadsheets, and email before moving on to touch simulations.


Our History topic this term is ‘Rotten Romans’. Year 3 will be learning about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.


Our Geography topic this term is ‘Our European Neighbours’. The children will locate the countries of Europe and their capital cities. Their learning will focus on Italy, in preparation for their work on the Romans. They will consider the similarities and differences between Italy and the United Kingdom.


In Art, the children will be exploring how shapes and negative spaces can be represented by three dimensional forms and in D.T they will complete their ‘Moving Books’ topic before their learning moves on to focus on textiles in the topic ‘Pencil Cases’.


The children will be continuing with our PSHCE Curriculum and completing the topics: ‘Relationships’ and ‘Changing Me’.


In R.E, Year 3 will be learning about Hinduism this term. They will be investigating the question ‘How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything?’ and questioning whether visiting the River Gages would feel special to a non-Hindu.


Year 3 will be continuing with their French lessons this term with the topics ‘Family and Friends’ and ‘Our School’.


Their P.E will be with our Sports Coach, Mr T, and they will be focusing on tennis, fitness, athletics and rounders. They will also be taking part in a cricket course as part of ‘Chance to Shine’.


Music will be taught by our music teacher, and the children’s learning will be based around the topics ‘Bringing Us Together’ and ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’.


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. 

King Charles III Coronation

Comic Relief - Origami Frog Racing!

Children's Mental Health Week

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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