Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 3


Teacher: Mrs Strugnell

TAs: Miss Payne


Welcome to Year Three! It is lovely to be back in school after lockdown and I am so proud of how well the children have settled back into work.

Our topics for this half term are Ancient Egyptians followed by Stone Age through to the Iron Age. During topic lessons in the first half term, children will be learning about the history of Ancient Egypt. English this year will follow an exciting, new book-based curriculum developed by Hertfordshire following an initial revision/ catch up period.

In Maths, we will be picking up where the children left off in March.  This means that after investigating Multiplication and Division, before moving on to Fractions. In Science we are learning about Forces and Magnets followed by Animals and Humans.


PE lessons will take place every Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. Please make sure that PE kits are named and at school on these days.


Children will be given a designated day to read with an adult at school. Their books will be changed on that day providing that they have read them with an adult at home. We expect children to read at home three (or more) times each week.  Please sign the reading record provided. Reading will also be taught by daily guided reading lessons. I will read with a different group each day, whilst the other children either read with an adult or take part in other, reading-based activities such as comprehension of phonic work.


Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and will consist of spellings, Maths and a reading/writing activity. The homework needs to be handed back in on the Monday and the children will also be tested on their spellings that day.


Thank you for your support. If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to speak to me. 


Many Thanks,

Mrs Strugnell

Year 3 Spring Timetable 2020

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.