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Year 3 2021 - 2022

Meet the Team                       

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Mrs Horbury

Miss Cundy


Miss Cooper


Spring 1


In Literacy this half term, we will be focusing on the story of ‘Flat Stanley: The Great Egyptian Grave Robbery’. We will be continuing to think about how to make our sentences more interesting, including the use of ambitious vocabulary, conjunctions, prepositions, expanded noun phrases and adverbs. We will be working on writing a range of different text types, including narrative stories, instructions and non-fiction pieces.  


In Maths this half term, we will be finishing our work on multiplication and division. Please continue to practise times tables at home with your child, as by the end of Year 3 they should be confident with all of the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We will also be learning about money this half term, thinking about how to make different amounts and using the four operations to work with money.  


Our Topic for this half term is ‘Ancient Egypt!’ We will be learning about what the daily lives of Ancient Egyptians were like, including comparing how the lives of farmers and Pharaohs would have been different. We will talk about the class system during that time and will also think about the importance of the River Nile. We will explore Ancient Egyptian beliefs around life and death and also look at the lives of some significant individuals, for example King Tutankhamun.  


In Science this half term we will be learning about ‘Light’. We will talk about how light travels and different sources of light. We will also investigate how and why shadows are formed and how these can be changed. Importantly, we will be discussing the idea of sun safety and how we can protect our eyes.  


In Music, we will continue to be learning the violin! The children are progressing so well with this and it is so lovely to see their confidence improving from week to week.  

Autumn 1

In Year 3 this half term, we have been learning all about the Stone Age. We have talked about how life was different for people living in that time, including how they got food, what they ate, where they lived and how they dressed. We have also thought about how we know about the past, thinking about important discoveries by archaeologists which have taught us about the Stone Age.  

In Science, we have been learning all about rocks. We have sorted and classified them using their shared properties and have even learned about how fossils are formed and what soil is made of.  

In Literacy, we have been working on improving our writing, choosing more exciting adjectives and extending our sentences in a range of different ways. Most of our work this half term has been using our class text, ‘Stone Age Boy’.  

In Guided Reading, we have continued to develop important reading skills to help us understand what we are reading, including inference, retrieval, summarising and predicting. We have also done lots of work on the vocabulary used within different texts, to make sure we understand everything we are reading.  

In Maths, we have worked on developing our place value knowledge, thinking about the value of each of the digits in 3-digit numbers. We have used this to help us to order and compare numbers and have also developed our skills to find 10 more and less and even 100 more and less. We have also begun working on our times tables, extending our knowledge to begin learning the 3, 8 and 4 times tables.  

In Computing, we have learned about how computers are connected to each other. We have also begun learning French, thinking about simple greetings, numbers and colours.  

As part of our Music lessons, we have begun learning the violin. This will continue weekly throughout the year and we cannot wait to see how our skills progress! 


Useful Information

PE day: Friday

Please make sure your child is wearing their PE Kit suitable for the weather.

Children should not be wearing earrings on this day.



Files to Download

Year 3: Class Gallery items

Y3 Manor Lodge Trip, by Mrs Bunting

Year 3 Gallery, by Mrs Bunting

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