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St Martin's Primary School



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 term.

English:  At the start of the term, we will be looking at a variety of genres including biographies, newspaper reports and explanations. Later on in the term, we will be reading and studying information texts, instructions and report writing.

Maths:  We will be focusing on times tables and the 4 operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, and putting them into context through word and reasoning problems. There will be a particular focus on learning and recalling quickly our times tables.

Science: We will be learning all about Forces. This will include studying the different types of forces and investigating magnets and their properties. After half term, we will be looking at Plants.

PE: 3P & 3T— Wednesday outdoors for both classes and then 3P indoors on a Thursday and 3T indoors on a Friday (for the first half!). 


Topic: Our history topic is the Ancient Egyptians so we will be learning all about King Tutankhamun's Tomb, it's discovery by Howard Carter and the hieroglyphics found within it. Our Art and DT lessons will be linked to this and include making, designing and evaluating our own canopic jars. In Geography, we will be learning all about rivers and their different courses and features.

RE: We will be thinking about Christianity and what it is like for someone to follow God. After half term, we will be focussing on how festivals and worship are important to Muslims.

PSHE: Our focus is ‘understanding’.

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 then designing posters using suitable software.


If your child would like a snack at break time, please try and remember to pack them one. If you have any questions you would like to ask us, please feel free to see us after school.



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