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Welcome to Year 3


Teacher : Mrs Strugnell

TA: Ms Smith and Ms Woods


Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and feel refreshed for this final term.

For this Summer term, we will be asking ourselves the question ‘What makes the Earth so angry?’ In this topic we will be finding out about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and will have a go at designing and creating our own erupting volcano!  For Science, we will continue investigating ‘Plants’ and after half term we’ll be exploring all things to do with ‘Rocks’.  In Maths, our focus now is on multiplication, division and fractions.

This term, the children will be having their PE lessons every Wednesday afternoon and on Friday mornings after break a specialist teacher will be in to teach Outdoor/Adventurous Activities.

This homework will be handed out every Thursday as I am now out of the classroom on Wednesday afternoons. The children will still have spellings to learn and an activity that reflects what they have been learning that week.  The children should also be reading as often as possible and have at least three signatures in their reading records. Homework should still be handed back in on the Monday and the children will also be tested on their spellings that day.

In addition to reading at home, the children have a designated day to read with an adult at school.  Their books will be changed on that day provided that they have read them with an adult at home.  Just another reminder that as a school we expect the children to read their school books at home three or more times each week.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Looking forward to our final term ahead,

Sarah Strugnell

Year 3 Summer 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.