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Year 3 Information

Summer Term

We are keen for parents to support the children’s learning at home as much as possible. To help with this we produce Topic Overviews for each term outlining our main topics.

Please download our Information Booklet to find out more about the routines and expectations in Year 3. You may also wish to take a look at the Y3 Curriculum Map, which shows you the topics we will be covering in different subjects over the course of the year. Please talk to us if you would like more information.

Optional Homework


No Nonsense Facts

Purple Mash

We are delighted to tell you that we have now set up Class Blogs on Purple Mash for each class in Year 1 to Year 6. Children can now share, with their teacher and classmates, some of the wonderful things they have been doing at home. Teachers will check their Class Blogs once a day. All posts and comments need to be ‘approved’ by the class teacher before they can be seen ‘live’ by other members of the class. The blogs have been set up so that they are only accessible by the class teacher and members of the class. Please see the attachment for some simple instructions on how to access and post information onto the Class Blog. We are looking forward to sharing work and finding out what you have been doing at home.

Mrs Prosser-Betts

3.1 Macaw Class
Middle Years Phase Leader

Mr Davies

3.2 Toucan Class

What's been happeningYear 3


Macaw Class have really enjoyed learning about polygon’s and angles and have been using their square corner checkers to find right-angles and angles larger and smaller than right angles.


What's been happeningYear 3


In Year 3 we have been thinking about what we have in common with each other and what is different. We used this to think about our own identity which we then put into a melting pot. We also considered how there can be different stereotypes types linked to identity and how we can try to avoid those stereotypes.


What's been happeningYear 3


Year 3 were taken back in time to the Stone Age all the way through to the Iron Age. They were a human timeline – learning all about the different time periods, how people’s clothes changed, how their skills and tools developed and how the climate changed and the impact that had on early man. They were detectives, exploring a range of artefacts and discussed what they could be and what period they could have come from. They ground grains to make flour and even hunted woolly mammoths in the playground!


What's been happeningYear 3


Year 3 have enjoyed their work on ‘animals including humans’ in science lessons. They have been thinking about healthy diets and the human body.


What's been happeningYear 3


Macaw Class have been busy partitioning and redistributing hundreds, tens and ones in different ways using their place value counters to help.


What's been happeningYear 3

Quest Stories

Macaw Class wrote absolutely amazing quest stories based on the book the Ice Palace by Robert Swindells.  Here are some pictures of them sharing their stories with each other.  They went onto publish their favourite few paragraphs and some of their published work can also be seen in the photos.


What's been happeningYear 3

Tangram Puzzles

Macaw Class were busy at the beginning of term, learning about tangram puzzles through the book Grandfather Tang’s Story by Ann Tompert.  They used the skills of flipping, rotating and sliding to recreate the tangram animals from the story.


What's been happeningYear 3


We have been busy using our prior knowledge of bridging ten from Year 2 to help us to bridge 100 with two two-digit multiples of ten.  We used our ten frames to support our understanding of the structure of the mathematics and learned to bridge one hundred by adding and subtracting.  We then used the dienes to help us bridge one hundred when we had a two-digit and a one-digit number and recorded our thinking on our whiteboards.