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Year 3


Mrs Sian Lenden

Year 3 Class Teacher

Welcome to Year 3!

Term 4 – Myths and Legends

Welcome back to Year 3! I hope you all had a restful half term and are ready for a short, but busy fourth term!

This term, we will be joining year 4 to put on an epic play: ‘The Last Monster in Scotland’. Some of our class will have lines, but all of us will have songs! This will help with our speaking and listening skills, hopefully we might even get some ideas for our own writing!

In English, we are continuing to identify main and subordinate clauses in complex sentences and using more sophisticated conjunctions to extend our sentences.

In maths we will start by recapping our knowledge of time, reading an analogue clock to 5 minute intervals. We will then be looking at bar graph and pictograms, as ways of presenting then interpreting data.

PE will continue as Mondays and Wednesdays.

Homework will continue to be given out on Fridays and handed in on Thursdays.

Year 3 Priorities

  • Identify main and subordinate clauses in a sentence.
  • To tell the time to 5 minute intervals. Interpret data from bar-graphs and pictograms.


Term 3 – Volcanoes!

Welcome back to Year 3! I hope you all had wonderful Christmas break and are ready to work hard! We have a very exciting topic coming up, volcanoes!

We will be looking at how volcanoes are formed, and their impact on people who live near them. We will be exploring: rocks, soils and fossil. We will be looking at where volcanoes are on maps and noticing any patterns. We will be writing poetry about the natural formations around us and writing a story based on the adventure of a pebble!

In English, we are exploring and identifying main and subordinate clauses in complex sentences and beginning to punctuate direct speech.

In maths we will recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. We will recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.

PE will CHANGE to Mondays and Wednesdays.

Homework will continue to be given out on Fridays and handed in on Thursdays. Please note that if homework is not given in by Thursday, it is unlikely that it will be marked until the following week.

Year 3 Priorities

  • Begin to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
  • Recognise and show equivalent fractions.


Term 2 – Walk like an Egyptian!

Welcome back to Year 3! I hope you all had a restful half term and are ready to hit the ground running! We have a very busy and full 8 week term coming up!

We will be learning about how bodies were mummified, how Ancient Egyptians survived in such a hot climate and how they grew crops. We will be investigating the significance of the River Nile to Egypt now and in the past. We will be writing diaries about the process of mummification and writing suspense stories about an explorer in a Pyramid. In DT we will be making sarcophagus shaped pencil cases, and making kahk, which is similar to shortbread. We will be writing questionnaires to repeat and alter the recipe to make it tastier! We will be learning about multiplication and division in maths, and using this to scale recipes up and down. We are also going to start looking at fractions, which we will recap later in the year as well.

PE continues to be on Mondays and Fridays.

We are continuing to work on making our

Work better by editing and improving spellings, punctuation and up-levelling word choices.

Mrs Lenden


Term 1: Animal Kingdom

This term the class have chosen to learn about Animals, this will include humans as part of the animal kingdom. We will be looking at what we need as humans to keep us healthy, particularly our diet. We will also be creating leaflets later in the term to explain to owners how to look after their pet.

We will be making our own savoury dish; trying to make it as healthy and tasty as possible. We will also be looking at why humans need to eat food and the reason we have skeletons. We will also be making still life pictures, exploring different mediums.

Our learning in maths this term will include place value and the use of addition and subtraction in contexts and problems. We will also be practicing our times tables over the year to prepare for next year!

Our school values during term 1 are Friendship and Equality.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and having an exciting and productive year!

Mrs Lenden

Year 3 Priorities

  • Extending the range of sentences using a wide range of conjunctions, e.g. when, if, because, although, however.
  • Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.