Year 3


This Year’s School Theme is….

How does the Stone Age inspire our generation to be
Strong, Brave and Fearless?


I hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to life in Year 3 and Key Stage Two! Our school theme is inspired by a quote from ‘Joshua 1:9’ This year we are going to ‘Be Strong, Be Brave, Be Fearless’ because we know we are never alone. Our learning journey together will an exciting, risk-taking, challenging but fun one. We will learn from mistakes made

At the heart of our journey in our faith this term will be the ‘Come and See’
topics and their Big Questions ….Homes ‘What makes a house a home?’
Promises ‘Why make promises?’ and Visitors ‘Are visitors always welcome?’ Our ’Other Faith’ this term will be Judaism.

We start this Autumn term with out class topic ‘Stones and Bones: How
does the Stone Age inspire our generation to be Strong, Brave and Fearless?’
We will use a range of high quality texts, information books, film and music
to inspire and motivate us! During our weekly Whole Class Reading
sessions this term, we will be expanding our vocabulary and comprehension skills, using Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ and Antony
Browne’s picture book version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and ’Through the Tunnel.


We will be examining and analysing various texts in English, and using imaginative models of writing to inspire us to create our own. To help enhance our Speaking and Listening skills we will participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role-play, improvisations and the occasional heated debate.

In Year 3, we will discover all about The Stone Age and through History and Geography, deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, from hunter-gatherers to early farmers. From this we will look at bread making, evaluating and hopefully, recreating our own bread through Design and Technology.

This term we will focus on ‘Place Value’ and really mastering our knowledge of numbers. We will reinforce and extend our Maths through data collection, measuring and investigations! We are going to revise number bonds and multiplication facts in order to improve fluency!

Year 3 must know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x by the end of the year. The children will be given their passwords for the websites Times Tables Rock Stars and Mathletics to support them in this area.

In Science we will be studying ‘Rocks and Fossils’ and ‘Nutrition and Skeletons’ so plenty of investigative work to be undertaken. In Art, the children will explore the work of the artist, Poonac. P.E. will be Games on Thursday, and Gymnastics on Wednesday. Music will explore Live and Recorded Music and discover how the Stone Age people made music! In Computing we will learn how to stay safe online and use programming skills to create work related to our topic.

How you can help
There will be reading, spellings and Maths homework every week. Please try to practice multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could be follow-up research in other areas if appropriate.

Please check the weekly homework diary and encourage your child to complete the tasks set on time. Encourage your child to read regularly and discuss what they’ve read to ensure understanding.

Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit(black shorts, white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays and PE kit should stay in school all week. Your child also needs a painting apron/old shirt in school to  protect their uniform during art lessons. This should remain on their peg in their bag all week. If you haven’t already vamped up an old shirt to be used as ‘lab coat’ in previous years, do so now! We will wear them every Science lesson.

Please check this Year 3 page for updates and recommended websites. Support your child in blogging and posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their own school email address. 
If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, maybe you have some woodwork skills, are an expert baker or would be able to chat to the children about your job. I’d love to hear from you! If you have any queries please feel free to ask.
Thank you for your support, exciting times ahead!

Mrs Byrne

10th September, 2.30pm: Welcome Mass
5th October: Parents’ Consultations
12th October: Parents’ Consultations
8th October: Whole School Harvest Mass
19th Oct—30th Oct: Half term
2nd Nov: INSET Day
11th November, 11.00 am: Remembrance Liturgy
2nd December: Advent Celebration Liturgy
16th December: Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day
17th December, 2.30pm: Advent Mass

MATHS Homework Mathletics

All children will have individual maths homework allocated to them on this website. They’ve been given their password & it should be stuck in their Reading diary.   Please let me know if access is a problem.


Mathletics You also have access to the free ebooks on this site – it also works on iPads too! Children will have the login and password stuck in their Reading diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.


All children have their login details – same as last year.


For Parents!


History for kids


Moon Maths

Hit The Button   Place value game InverseMachine

Beat the computer in a place value game! Stop the clock game! Set the Clock. Time travelling Fling The Teacher! Weigh and measure the parcel Measure ingredients Weighing parcels




ENGLISH (and other games for grammar skills)



KS2 English activities


  1. Today I did some FANTASTIC work on maths addition, column and numbers. You need to pick two numbers. Put 3 brackets facing downwards and on your numbers put + your number that is facing down next to the bracket and there should be 2 single numbers on the big numbers that you are going to add together. Add the single numbers together and write your answer down before the bracket. Then move onto the next number down which will be a multiple of 10, you will need to add 2 multiples of 10 which will be different then add them together and write your answer down before the bracket. Now, move on to your next number, you will need to pick 2 numbers which is a multiple of 100,add them together and write down the answer before the bracket. Add all of your equal numbers and them all together then that will give you your final answer of =. There you go, this was what we did in our session of maths today 🙂

  2. I did the sports hall challenge with Stanley , Analeah , Matthew we ran as fast as we could . I do not know if we are in the final !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I really enjoyed doing the sports hall challenge yesterday, some of the obstacles were really hard especially the speed jump challenge, but we all tried our best and I hope we are in the finals!😀😀😀

  4. On Saturday, I had a football match with my team, we drew 1-1 and I got a trophy for man of the match. I enjoyed playing football with my friends because it is fun and it keeps me fit. I enjoy going swimming with school on Monday’s because I love taking part in all sports. I hope all of my class friends had a fun weekend.

  5. The spy mision was so exiting. I was with Mrs Smith in team 7 when we got into the mission I was siting in the drivrs seat and Kian was the co-pilot . I had to stear the stearing wheal and Kian had to turn all the swiches on. Every one in our team had a agent name. I was there befor on Matthew birthday

  6. I think year 3s could be the next 007s (James Bond) you were all excellent at solving the clues, good team work and a most enjoyable and rewarding adventure!

  7. I have some very exciting news for the class and the school. My horrible history story about the Egyptians is going to be in a book. I got a certificate and a letter. I’m so excited

    • Wow, that’s amazing news. Congratulations Madison, well done! You’re certainly a talented writer.

    • Another talented writer! Congratulations Matthew. You must bring it in to share, I can’t wait to see it in print!

  8. This is my 3rd week of homeschool (DACT) we start the day with a Joe wicks work out before I sit down and do my maths and English tasks.Then After my lunch break I do you some art and my online dance lessons .
    And of course the end the day I’m allowed to go on YouTube also keep in touch with my friends from year 3 on Google hangouts.
    I am missing everybody at Brw but I can still say hello on Google hangouts .
    Tilly xx

    • You sound very busy Tilly! I am glad to hear you’re getting a good balance to your day, including keeping in touch with your friends. Best wishes to you and your family, and I will see you before you know it!

  9. This is my fourth week of homeschool I am having so much fun learning new skills like painting, fixing, baking and much more. My favourite part of the week was painting my playhouse, fixing our tree and baking chocolate cupcakes they were yummy. I am missing everybody but I still have hang out so I can message everybody. I have everybody on hangouts so I can keep in touch with what they’re doing.

    • Sounds like you’ve been very busy Tilly. We’ve all missed you too. Hope you have a lovely Easter break. Keep an eye on the Year 3 Learning page for activities and our next topic in two weeks.

  10. Mrs Byrne, I have been trying to get onto Oddizzi but the username doesn’t work. Can you please tell me what it is please?

    • Hi Finley, I am sorry to hear that. Glad to hear you’re having a go though. I will email everyone with a copy asap. Mrs Byrne

  11. Mrs Byrne, I struggled a little bit on the last question of today’s fraction sheet. Can you help me with this when we come back to school please?

    • Hi Finley, I hear you’ve been doing really well with this so well done. Keep persevering! Of course I’ll help you. In the mean time, go back to the video – I’m assuming you are on Week 3, Lesson 4? If not, let me know. This is a tricky one as we don’t know our 7 times tables…yet. (Hint hint)
      Watch from 10 minutes in again. It says to look for equivalent fractions so look at the denominator first. What number are they all multiples of?
      Multiply top and bottom of each fraction by the denominator of the other. Look at the example on this page to see if it helps.

  12. Carelessly, the bumpy cat scratched the wall, with it’s beady claws even though it was scared of heights.

    • An interesting use of beady Shaun. We tend to say ‘beady eyes’ as beads are round like eyes. Can you think of a better adjective for claws? (or talons?) 🙂

  13. I hope you liked it I worked so hard on it.Anyway since I,m in Year 3 I think it is so fun,exciting and wonderful cause MISS BYRNE IS SO NICE ITS TRUE MISS BYRNE I LOVE THE HARD STUFF YOU GIVE US. I,ve got something I want to tell you too……1 2 3 THANK FOR THE TEACHING I HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD TIME IN THE HALF TERM CAUSE YOU DESEVRE IT EVERYBODY IN BRW DESERVES IT ASWELL HAVE A GOOD SUMMER EVERYONE BYE!!!!!!

  14. Also I just wanted to say hi everybody, I hope you are enjoy your half term holidays! Oh, also I want to thank Mrs Byrne for the great challenges you have given us at school I’d say they are really fun and I’m looking forward to get back to school!

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