Welcome to Year 3 

Autumn Term 2018

Dear Parents


Welcome to Year 3.

We have a great deal of wonderful topics to enjoy over the year so here is some information for the autumn term.

Below is an outline plan of what the children in Year 3 will be studying this term.


English - History/Geography Topic – Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

A lot of work will be carried out through the following Novels; 


  • Punctuation   .    ,     !   ?  " " and '

  • Main and subordinate clauses.

  • Comprehension work.

  • Grammar and Punctuation exercises through topic work.

  • Viewpoints and emotions.

  • Planning stories.

  • Instructions.

  • Recounts - Past tense. 

  • We have Read, Write Inc. Program which the children will follow everyday. - Orange words (common misspelled words in Year 3)

  • Guided Reading will take place each day with a group.

  • Children will also be given time to read for fun.

Numeracy –  During the autumn term we will be covering:


  1. Compare and order numbers up to 1000

  2. Recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number (100s, 10s, 1s)

  3. Add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and 1s; a three-digit number and 10s; a three-digit number and 100s

  4. Make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them

  5. Find 10 more or less than a given number

  6. Counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10

  7. 3 Multiplication table

  8. Add fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, 5⁄7 + 1⁄7 = 6⁄7]

  9. Measure, compare, add and subtract mass (kg/g)

  10. Identify right angles, recognise that 2 right angles make a half-turn, 3 make three-quarters of a turn and 4 a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle

  11. Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

  • In addition to this, it is important that the children learn their times tables at home. We will be learning them in class and will be having times tables competitions to encourage the children to learn them independently.  



Homes - God’s vision for every family

promises - Promises made at Baptism

visitors - waiting for the coming of Jesus





  • Pupils will study various aspects of Judaism for one week for Year 3 our focus will be the synagogue.


Science -  Working Scientifically: Plan - Predict - Test – Measure



Compare and group together different rocks.


Describe how fossils are formed.


Recognise soils are made from rocks.


Forces and Magnets

How things move on different surfaces.


Magnets act at a distance.


Attract and Repel.


Magnets have to Poles (North and South).


PE – please ensure the children have the correct PE equipment for lessons.

Indoor – black pumps, tee-shirt and blue shorts

Outdoor - as above but the children may wear trainers if they wish


Swimming –Year 3 will start school swimming lessons on Friday 7th September and they will be swimming every Friday until the end of this half term. Swimming is part of the National Curriculum for Year 3 pupils, therefore it is a compulsory lesson.


Children must bring their swimming kits to school every Friday. They will need their swimming costumes, a towel, goggles (if the children wish) and a swimming cap. Boys must wear the correct swimming trunks, not loose fitting shorts.







Homework will begin Friday 8th September


Spelling - Spelling will be given out on the Friday night and the test will be on the following Friday.

Times tables - It is vitally important that the children know their times tables. This needs to be done at home as well as in school and the children need to know them off by heart. The children should already know their 2, 5 and 10s. This year we are expected to commit to memory the 3, 4 and 8s.

Reading - Please read with your children. Your child is then to complete a piece of reading homework linked to the reading book they have read. This is to be brought back on their reading day.

Maths homework - will also be sent home on Friday and it must be returned on

English homework - will also be sent home on Friday and it must be returned on Monday or Tuesday.


Also the children have access to the RM Easimaths, Sumdog and Purple Mash learning platforms for reinforcement and extension.


Dinner money

If the children wish to stay for lunch the cost is £2.10 per day (£10:50 per week to be paid on Monday) in a sealed envelop with the child name on the front.  Hot dinners can be paid for in advance if you wish.