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Year 3

Autumn 1 2022


Welcome back to a new school year in year 3!


We hope that you all had an enjoyable summer break and are now ready to start your journey in KS2.

We are looking forward to welcoming you into Year 3.


Working in Year 3 this year will be myself (Mrs Bryan) and Mrs Sandiford.



On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 



Mrs Bryan

Y3 Newsletter Autumn 1

Autumn 1 Homework grid

Forest school letter

These are the words that the children will be learning how to spell.

At the Heys we follow Anima Phonics

Year three learning


In year three, this half term, we are going to be learning lots of new things including:



This half term in English we will be focusing on diary entries, narratives and adventure stories. We will be reading ‘Stig of the Dump’ as well as lots of other books based during the Stone Age, which is our discovery this half term. We will look at key features of these genres and we will be trying to replicate these in our own writing. We will be using lots of exciting powerful vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, such as expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials to make our writing better!


Focus Texts




In maths this half term we will be learning the place value of numbers to 1000. We will also be learning how to add and subtract with numbers to 1000 using formal written methods such as the column method. We will be solving problems involving place value to help us to understand the importance of each digit and its place in the number system.  We will also continuously practice our times tables using times table rock stars which you can also access at home. In year 3 the children need to know their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables.






In our science learning, we will be looking at rocks and fossils. As scientists we will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties, describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rocks, recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter and explore rocks in our local environment.





We will be looking at Online Safety. We will teach the children how to stay safe whilst using the internet.






 In year three our history is ‘The Stone Age’. As historians, we will understand changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age





The first jigsaw piece will be ‘Being Me in My World’. 

The children will recognise their worth and can identify positive things about themselves and their achievements.

The children will be taught ow to face new challenges positively, make responsible choices and ask for help when  needed

For the children to understand why rules are needed and how they relate to rights and responsibilities




We will be looking at what people believe and the focus is on God. The children will be encourage to ask and answer questions and discuss various view points related to the unit in a respectful and understanding way.





We will be practicing our appraisal skills whilst learning about the instruments in an orchestra. 



The children will be designing and making new clothes for Stone age boy. The children will be taught the design and making process and will be taught sewing techniques to attach materials together.




Year 3 2021-2022

Summer 2

Welcome back to a new half term in year 3!

Mrs Shepherd, Miss Hewitt and I are extremely impressed with the progress made by all children so far this year. Keep going with your fantastic learning year 3, we can't believe there's only one half term left!


On this webpage you will find information about what we are learning this half term, key events, pictures of the children's learning and useful websites to visit. 


If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to send me a dojo message and I will respond within the working week. 


I am looking forward to seeing all the progress the children make this half term!

Miss I Sidebottom



This half term in our writing we will be learning how to write Adventure Stories, Free Verse poems, Tanka Poems and Haiku Poems

We will:

  • discuss writing similar to that which we are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • organise paragraphs around a theme
  • read our own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear
  • indicate possession by using the possessive apostrophe with plural nouns
  • use and punctuate direct speech
  • use and understand prepositions and conjunctions


We will look at each genre of writing in detail, understanding key features and content to include, before writing our own. 


In maths this half term we are focusing on measurements.

We will:


  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks
  • estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
  • know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
  • compare durations of events [for example, to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks]



Please ensure you are frequently using TTRockstars at home. It is great to have a quick recall of multiplication and division facts.

This half term, as scientists we will be learning how to work scientifically. 

We will:

  • set up simple practical enquiries
  • understand what makes a fair test
  • make systematic and careful observations and taking accurate measurements.
  • record findings in a variety of ways
  • report on findings using written explanations
  • use results to draw simple conclusions and suggest improvements.

In geography we will learn to use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world


In Computing we will be learning to code using Purple Mash. We will understand what a flowchart is and how they are used in programming. We will also learn about timers and which timers are appropriate for different purposes. We will build our skills and knowledge and finally design and create an interactive scene. 


In Art we will be learning how to improve our mastery of techniques when using texture and colour. We will be looking into the famous artist Marc Allante. 


We are introducing a second P.E lesson in the curriculum once ever fortnight and for this we will be learning to develop our throwing, catching and batting skills to outwit our opponents and win a game.

 We will learn to demonstrate a growing understanding of the difference between attack and defence (batting and fielding). The game we will be focusing on to embed these skills is cricket.