Year 3

Class Page for Year 3

Welcome back!

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Here's what we will be getting up to in the first half of the Spring term.  


We will start off by extending our place value and number knowledge through missing number problems and reasoning around numbers. We will then move on to more work around addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Throughout the half term we will continue to work on our multiplication and division facts through working on our number clubs. We will be focusing on our 4 times table this half term as well as ensuring our 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s are consistent.

Place value game

Place value game

What's my number?


We will start the half term by looking at letters. We will identify the features of them and the difference in structure between a formal and informal letter. We will then move on to look at different forms of poetry incuding haikus, limericks and kennings. We will investigate the rhythm and rhyme within each type and then we will write our own based on one of these styles.


Our Science topic will be all about plants. We will look at how plants survive and what they need to do so. We will explore their transportation of water and how they make food. We will also investigate their way of reproduction and pollination.

Religious Education 

Our RE topic is 'What do different people believe about God?' This investigation enables pupils to learn in depth from different religious and spiritual ways of life regarding diverse beliefs about God. The investigation implements the principal aim of RE, which is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own. 


Our topic this term is Violent Volcanoes. We will explore the make-up of a volcano and where they are in the world. We will identify where in the world the most volcanoes are and what happens when a volcano erupts. The topic will lead us to explore two European areas that have been affected by volcanoes. We will research Iceland and Pompeii in Italy.

Design and Technology 

Our DT topic is graphic design. At the end of the topic we will make a pop-up book that is suitable for Reception aged children. We will explore and practise different pop-up features and evaluate which ones we would like to use. We will then design an educational book with pop-ups for Reception aged children.


Scratch will be our topic of choice this half term. We will explore correcting bugs within Scratch programs as well as making our own Scratch animation.


We will continue with our brass music lessons until February half term. Watch out for a letter inviting you to a mini concert.  


We will be looking at getting on and falling out this half term. This will focus on friendships and what it means to be a friend but also what happens when we fall out and how to deal with this.


The children will continue with weekly French lessons and will learn many words and phrases over the coming weeks. They will eventually be able to translate simple phrases and paragraphs from French to English and vice versa.

French games


The children will be starting their gymnastics topic this half term. We will be balancing, travelling and rolling.

Children MUST make sure they bring the appropriate P.E. kit. 

Indoor: pumps, shorts, t-shirt. 

Outdoor: (depending on weather) warm jumper, t-shirt, trousers, shorts, trainers – pumps are not suitable for outdoor sports.

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