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Year 3



Dear Parents/Carers,

We thought we would take this opportunity to let you know some of the great things we will be learning about in Year 3 this Spring term. 


English:  At the start of the term, we will be studying biographies, explanation texts and newspaper reports linked with our history topic.  Later on in the term, we will be writing narratives based around our work on Ancient Egypt.


Maths:  We will continue to focus on number including addition, subtraction,  multiplication and division, and putting them into context through word and reasoning problems. We will also be looking at measures including time. There will continue to be a particular focus on learning  times-tables.

Science: We will be learning all about Forces., including learning about magnets and friction.

After half term, we will be looking at Animals, including Humans. This will include thinking about what makes a nutritional diet and how skeletons work.


PE: Please ensure that children have appropriate kit for our sessions which are as follows;

3M— Wednesday indoor and Thursday outdoor (Swimming every afternoon w/c 24th January and 31st January)

3P— Wednesday indoor and Thursday outdoor (Swimming every afternoon w/c 10th January and 17th January)

Topic.: Our history topic is Ancient Egypt. Our Art and DT lessons will be linked to this, where we will be making canopic jars from clay and mummies.  In geography, we will be studying rivers, with a particular focus on the Nile.

RE: We will be thinking about “What is it like for someone to follow God?” in Christianity and after half term, “How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?”

PSHE: Our focus is Understanding, investigating the themes Tolerance and Respect.

Computing: Computing is taught throughout the curriculum covering word processing, research, communication and presentation skills.  This term there will be a particular focus on coding and using images with added texts.


Homework for English and Math will be set on a Friday.

Spellings will also be given out to learn and available to practise on Edhshed.

We also ask that you help your children when learning their times tables each week.

TT Rockstars is great for this. Please could you also continue to support their reading too.


We will encourage the children to read at home daily. Please question the children about what they are reading.



If you have any questions you would like to ask us, please feel free to see us after school.

Thank you,

Year 3 Team