Year 3

Class Page for Year 3

Hope you all had a great Easter.

Hello from Ms Bradford! I will be continuing to teach class 3 until the last week of the summer term, when Mrs Potter plans to return from maternity leave.

Look out for secret website missions. You may get some extra housepoints.


Secret website mission: Keep practising our methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Keep practising to tell the time.

Games to support learning in maths:

Place value 1

Place value 2

+ - x ÷


x ÷ and number bonds



We will start the term by looking at reading and checking for sense. This is something the children find tricky when writing. We will be looking at techniques to help us. We will then move on to looking at plays and dialogue. We will compare how speech is recorded in plays and in stories. Poetry will be our next topic. We will go back to looking at traditional poems and will read, act out and offer our own opinion on them before writing our own. We will then end the term with persuasive writing. We will look at the features and structure before having a go at our own persuasive text.

Punctuation games:

Spelling games 

Sentence work

Secret mission: Keep reading and writing stories.


Our Science topic this half term is all about plants. We will be looking into why plants have leaves, stems and roots and the things they need to grow. We will explore what happens if it doesn’t have one of those things. We will investigate how water is transported in plants by completing a little experiment. We will also look at plant reproduction and will explore pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Secret website mission: Why do plants have leaves?

Religious Education

Our RE topic for this half term will be all about ‘Showing the Way’. This unit is designed to help pupils explore who leads them in their life and what makes a good leader.  It begins by looking at people in their home that they look up to as leaders. We will explore the leaders in other religions and how they help their people to follow the right path.


Our topic this term is a local history one - 'Surviving the Blitz'

Website to support learning:

Design and Technology

Our topic will be based upon 'Make, Do and Mend' (recycling fabric/sewing).


We will be looking at communicating over the internet. We will look at how this works and will send and reply to an e-mail.


Add scratch website to have a go:


This term children will be discussing right and wrong and choices, and from this will explore the feeling of guilt and what it means to feel guilty. They will be studying friendship and what it means to be a friend by examining the main characteristics of friendship such as sharing, caring, expressing opinions, views and worries.


The children will continue 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.

Secret website mission: Ask someone what their name is in French.

French games to add:


As the weather is getting nicer we will be outside for our PE sessions on a Monday. We will be beginning to practise for sports day and will be competing in various athletic events.

Children MUST make sure they bring the appropriate P.E. kit. If they are not dressed suitably and safely they may not be allowed to take part.

Indoor: pumps, shorts, t-shirt.

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