Year 3

Meet the Year 3 Team

Miss Smith Mrs Preece

Mrs Rumens


Mrs Jones

Mrs Campbell  

Welcome to our Year 3 Page

Here you will find out about all that is happening in year 3. We will post regular updates and photos of our learning as well as useful tips and advice on how to support your children with their learning.

During this year we focus on supporting your child as they make the transition from Key Stage 1 into Key Stage 2. Teaching them the skills they need to become increasingly independent learners; further embedding the 6 R’s and promoting a growth mind set so that they are able to achieve their full potential and adopt a love of learning.

What we will be learning…with top learning tips

Reading... In Guided Reading we will be learning about different fiction and non-fiction texts, and furthering our comprehension skills. We will explore the features of instructions and discuss their impact on the reader. Through fiction texts we will focus our inference skills and predict what might happen next.

Learning Top Tip – Use a dictionary to help with spellings and meanings of words and also expand your vocabulary by using a thesaurus to find alternative words.

Maths...We will be reinforcing and extending our number skills: place value, number bonds, addition and subtraction during this half term. Alongside this, daily practice of our times tables will be happening. We will be making sure we are secure in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s and learning the 3, 4’s and 8x tables. This term will also be full of problem solving, learning new skills and investigations. We shall be moving the children onto fractions and measure including time.

Learning Top Tip – When learning 4 x tables remember it is double the 2 x table So, if 3 x 2 = 6, then 3 x 4 = 12. Double 6 = 12.

GRAMMAR -Curriculum expectations, which children need to know and be able to apply in their writing and reading: prepositions, conjunctions, word families, prefixes, clauses, direct speech, using ‘a’ and ‘an’, inverted commas (or ‘speech marks’). We will also focus on being descriptive in our writing and using well-chosen adjectives to interest the reader.

Learning Top Tip – carefully read back what you have written and edit your writing by asking yourself: ‘Does this make sense?’, ‘Can I use a more powerful word?’, ‘Is my writing interesting to the reader?’

History- We began our Ancient Egyptians topic with a re-enactment of the opening of Tutankhamun’s tomb. We shall be exploring this ancient civilization by studying artefacts found in the tombs and thinking about what they tell us about how the people lived. We shall be comparing this to our own chronological era of the Bronze Age.

Art and DT – Art and DT will be linked to our history, science and RE topics.

RE – Hinduism/Christianity

PE – In outdoor P.E we will be focusing on our team game skills. Chilcombe A will have indoor P.E. on Wednesday afternoons and Chilcombe B will continue swimming on Fridays.

Jigsaw (PSHCE) –Our topic this term is ‘Celebrating Difference’

Music – We will be listening to and appreciating the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in November and Michael Buble in December. We will also be singing throughout the term.

Science- Our topic this half term is Animals including humans. This includes studying nutrition, bones, muscles and the human skeleton. We will launch this topic during our science days on 26th November.

Latest Year 3 Newsletter

To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 3 learning letter.


All homework is set on Thursday and due in the following Tuesday. Each week the children are expected to complete the English and maths learning activity. As well as these set pieces, your child should read regularly and get an adult to sign their reading record book.

Spellings are set on a Friday and are linked to the spelling pattern we have been focussing on throughout the week in our Read, Write, Inc sessions. Spellings are assessed through teacher marking in your child’s writing.

Times tables learning – children have the opportunity every week to achieve a bronze, silver or gold star in their target times tables. Times tables practise is included in your child’s home learning every week and they are encouraged to practise them regularly. Times tables knowledge is a crucial key skill that underpins many aspects of maths and makes a huge difference to a child’s mathematical learning.

General information

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE.

Outdoor P.E is currently on a Tuesday afternoon and indoor P.E is on a Monday.

Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.

Remember that your child will need to bring a piece of fruit to school if they wish to have it at break time as fruit is not supplied in Key Stage 2. (Please no fruit or snack bars)

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.      


The BBC bitesize website has teaching, activities and quizzes that will support you in your learning: 

BBC Bitesize

The Top Marks website has fun spelling and grammar activities.

Top Marks Website

Woodlands Junior School has many useful links to different subjects to support you in your learning:

Woodlands Resources

Click on the link below to view the Punctuation and Grammar Glossary

Punctuation and grammar glossary

If you have a grammar question or want to look for an example - check this fantastic website out:

These short video clips clearly shows you how to pronounce the sounds your child has been learning in school.

Articulation of Phonemes

Sounds of the English Phonic Code




St Andrew's Road


Headteacher: Mrs. Helen Farmer
01308 422846
Fax: 01308 458710