Mr Avis
assisted by Debbie, Jemma, Nikki & Stacey




The most important thing every Year 3 must make sure they do is read to an adult every night. You need to be able to read well in order to succeed in all subjects we study at school - there's even a lot of reading in maths. Discuss your reading book using the comprehension skills questions in your reading record. Reading records should be brought to school every day. Written entries should be made at least three times a week. 


Homework on Google Classroom 

Homework is set on Google Classroom on Wednesdays and should be completed in your homework book, which stays at home. A photo of it must be uploaded by the following Wednesday morning. Each week the written task will involve writing sentences containing each of the spelling words. Each sentence will practise a taught grammar skill. The spellings word must be learnt for the tests that take place each Wednesday. Maths activities will be assigned on Mathletics.  

Click here for KS2 homework overview.

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We'll be reading and discussing I am the Seed that Grew by Fiona Waters. It is a collection of poems, one for every day. We’ll build on what we learnt about poetry from Carol Ann Duffy’s New and Collected Poems for Children, learning new vocabulary, looking at its features, making predictions and making inferences. We’ll then move onto reading E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. 

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We'll spend another week on Flotsam before moving onto Cinderella of the Nile by Beverley Naidoo for the inspiration for our writing. Through this text, we'll learn a range of spelling, grammar and punctuation skills that will be applied to a range written work.

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We’ll finish our topic on Plants and then move onto learning about Forces. 

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  • Book bags with reading records and reading books must be in school each day. Reading records should have at least three written entries a week. 

  • Water bottles must be in school each day.

  • Homework is set on a Wednesday and must be uploaded on Google Classroom by the following Wednesday.

  • Spelling tests will take place each Wednesday and results recorded in reading records. 

  • Swimming is every Monday. Swimming costumes, hats and towels must be brought to school.

  • On Fridays there is PE. Children must attend school in their PE kit.



This term, Year 3 will learn about Sikhism. The questions we’ll be answering this  include: What do Sikhs believe? What does it mean to be a Sikh?

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Year 3 have PE on Mondays (through swimming) and Fridays. Children must arrive at school with their swimming kits on Mondays, and arrive at school in their PE kits on Fridays. They will be learning and practising their tennis skills in the first half-term and then athletics in the second.


Click here for Year 3 book list


In history, we’ll be learning about the developments in lifestyle, culture, religion and technology in Ancient Egypt. We'll also look at the physical geography of Egypt. 


During this half-term, we’ll be looking at number and place value then moving onto calculations involving addition and subtraction. If your child doesn’t already know how to tell the time with an analogue clock, please keep practising with them. All children are expected to be able to tell the time by the end of Year 2. Children can now use their Numbots log-in details to access Times Tables Rockstars.