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                                    laughWelcome to Year 3laugh

The Year Three Team are:

Mrs James (3J) Miss Baker (3B)

Miss Brotherhood



Please note that for children self isolating, daily work is loaded onto the home learning page under Year 3.


Topics for the Autumn Term

Autumn 1 - The Blue Abyss  

Autumn 2 - Rocks, Relics and Rumbles


In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.




We will be studying and producing a variety of work based on a number of books during this half term. These will include:-

Black Dog- Levi Pinfold

The Firework Maker's Daughter - Phillip Pullman





Children will learn to: 

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
  • write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
  • solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division.



Rocks - The children will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. They will learn to describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock and be able to recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.



This term the children will study festivals. We will concentrate on the festival of Diwali and Christmas; their stories, traditions and meaning.

The children will gain a greater understanding of the meaning of the Christian term "Trinity". 



PE will be on a Monday afternoon and children will need to wear their PE kit to school. The kit will comprise of black jogging bottoms/leggings, a white t-shirt and their school jumper.  Trainers will also need to be worn into school.



In Year 3, children will continue with Guided Reading in class. Please note, these books do not go home.

‘Home Readers’ will be Oxford Reading Tree books and we ask that you read with your child at home as much as possible.  Oxford Reading Tree books can be changed once an adult has confirmed completion of their current book.



Spellings will be given for the whole half term. Spellings are tested on a Friday.

At the moment the children have been asked to read each night and continue to work on Times Tables Rock Stars and Manga High.

There will be further information regarding homework provided in the coming weeks.


Additional Home Learning resources

Try reading online with EPIC.  You will be able to choose from fiction, non fiction, audio books and videos.  This is free until at least 30.06.2020


On a laptop/desktop/Chromebook 

Log in to 

Log in with the class code: sjv1325
Select your name from the list and start reading. 


On iOS/Android

Download the EPIC app

Select "Have an account? Log in"

Students & Educators

Log in with class code sjv1325

select your name from the list


If you have any problems logging in, or you cannot see your child's name on the list, email Mrs Rigby


Update!  It seems that some people are having difficulties logging in depending on the device being used.  If in doubt, click on my name to send an email and put 'Invite me'  as the subject.  I will then send you an email that can be used for access.


To find books suitable for your child's age, click in the search bar and search for a subject/title, then use the first tab on the left, 'AGE' underneath 'ALL' to filter results for the age you are looking for.


I hope this helps,

Mrs R x




This is a great book for children to help them understand what is happening around them at this time.

First aid challenge for children at home, use the link below to access online.

Information on home schooling music.

Services for Education have launched an Online Learning Platform, which has videos for learning a musical instrument for all levels from KS1 – UKS2. It’s free for the summer term and it’s only available to schools who work with Services for Education. To access this, children need to go to:

Username: stpeter

Password: wLYfe82H