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Welcome to Year 3


Teacher : Mrs Strugnell

TA: Ms Smith and Ms Woods

 Welcome to the Spring Term! I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break. We have made a great start to learning in 2019 already and I hope the children are looking forward to the weeks ahead as much as I am.


For homework this term, students will receive their homework and spelling words on a Wednesday. This will be due back completed by the following Monday. They will also be tested on their spelling words on a Wednesday. The children are expected to do their home reader each week and will need at least 3 signatures from someone who has listened to them read at home. This rule applies across the whole of KS2. 


This term year 3 will be “Word Detectives,” exploring a range of rules and spelling patterns.  We will also be looking at lots of different sorts of poems as well as writing our own.


In maths we will continue to work through the new Maths Essentials by Hertfordshire for Learning,


For science this term, students will be learning about Light. They will have opportunities to do their own experiments to answer enquiry questions about these topics.


The children will be working with a coding program – espresso coding.  They will learn how to create their own maze simple game by coding.


The students will be looking at the life, times and stories of Jesus. 


Students will have swimming on Wednesday and PE on Thursday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit.

Topic/ Art:

This term, our topic is “Why Do People Visit the Mediterranean?” This will involve map work as well as artist and cultural studies.


Students will continue with ukulele lessons on Fridays.


 In Spanish, students will be developing their reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.  They will be learning both numbers up to 20 and colours.

Year 3 Spring Timetable 2019

Year 3 Termly overview

 In Year 3 we learn to:








  • Comment on the way characters relate to one another.
  • Know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning.
  • Recognise inverted commas
  • Recognise:

o plurals

o pronouns and how they are used

o collective nouns

o adverbs

  • Explain the difference that the precise choice of adjectives and verbs make.

Our phonic scheme is Letters and Sounds

Our reading scheme is Phonics Bug and Bug club from Pearson






  • Use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because).
  • Use adverbs (e.g. then, next, soon).
  • Use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).
  • Experiment with adjectives to create impact.
  • Correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.
  • Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause.
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.
  • Group ideas into basic paragraphs.
  • Write under headings and sub-headings.
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency.




  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000.
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits and words.
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.
  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number.
  • Add and subtract:
  • o   3-digit nos and ones

    o   3-digit nos and tens

    o   3-digit nos and hundreds

  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits using written columnar method.
  • Estimate and use inverse to check.
  • Multiply 2-digit by 1-digit
  • Count up/down in tenths.
  • Compare and order fractions with same denominator.
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator with whole.
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using Roman numerals.
  • Tell time to nearest minute.
  • Know number of days in each month and number of seconds in a minute.