Year Group Overview

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Brief Overview

In Year 3 we continue to develop our skills, knowledge and understanding across a wide range of new and exciting topics in the Spring term.

Our new topic in history involves studying ‘Persia and Greece’ and comparing how Ancient Greek and Persian Armies evolved. In Geography we will be finding out all about Agriculture. In science we will be studying Animals including humans. This term in PE we will be looking at Athletics and continuing with our swimming.

Maths this term we are going to be focusing on fractions and then moving onto mass and capacity and we will be working a lot with our time tables. Extra practice at home with these will be fantastic. Within English, we will be exploring Instructions and Calligrams and Shape Poems. Finally, during RE lessons we will be focusing on Listening and sharing and giving our all.

Homework in Year 3

New homework is given each Monday. The homework relates to maths and English work that we have done in school. We ask that this is given in to the class teacher every Friday so that it can be marked. We suggest that weekly homework should take no longer than 30 minutes. If you are struggling with homework, stop after this time and let your teacher know.

All children should read with someone at home for 15 minutes each night and Reading Records must be signed and dated. These should be sent into school every day so children can be heard read and the books changed. Some children will take home a Read Write Inc book and a reading for pleasure book.

Reading Books

If your child/ren still participates in Read Write Inc phonics sessions they will bring a book home each Friday for you to read with them during the week. This book will correspond with the work they have been doing in school and should be confident with this. If your child is not in RWI sessions they will choose a book from the library as a reading for pleasure book and encourage them to read this throughout the week.

We ask all parents sign the children’s reading records each time they have read at home including those times they have just read for pleasure.

Please can children bring their reading books and reading records into school each day.


3NM and 3HH will have PE on a Friday for this term and 3SF will be doing PE on a Wednesday. All 3 classes will be swimming on a Thursday.

Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school on these days. For Swimming, all children will need costume, towel and a swimming hat. Goggles are optional.

Water Bottles

It is important that every child has a water bottle in school. This is to maintain hydration levels and to stop unnecessary disruption in lesson due to having to go and get a drink.