Year 3


This Year’s School Theme is


In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:16

The Anglo-Saxons … How Dark were the Dark Ages?

Happy New Year and Welcome back to our Spring Term 2020!

I hope you all had a wonderful and peaceful Christmas and are all ready and eager to get back to learning! We are travelling a little further back through in time to an exciting new adventure in  Anglo-Saxon Times!


Come and See

Topics this term:


Listening and Sharing

Giving All

At the heart of our learning this term will be the  Sacrament of the Eucharist.

Our journey in faith will be developed with the themes of Journeys,  Listening and Sharing. The children will learn about the journey and sacrifice that Jesus made as they deepen their knowledge of the Eucharist and the events of Holy Week during the theme of Giving All.

Our cross-curricular topic is The Anglo-Saxons …How Dark were the Dark Ages? So we will be incorporating many areas into this exciting work.

We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English, and using good models of writing to inspire us to create our own. We will read factual books, fictional stories and famous poetry such as the epic ‘Beowulf’. We will extend our vocabulary and increase our fluency in reading through ‘The Sheep-Pig’ and Paddington. These texts will fire the children’s imagination and inspire creativity!

In Maths we will be linking our Science work on circuits, buzzers and lights which will involve some  measuring and investigation. We will continue to master multiplication, division, addition and subtraction. We’ll also be tackling measurement, shape and fractions!

Through History and Geography we will deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain, during the Anglo-Saxon period. We will pose questions and follow lines of enquiry using a range of historical sources. In Geography we will learn about Settlements. What they are, where and why they are located in particular areas and recognising features of  settlements.

This term we will begin our French lessons and build up a bank of simple words and phrases to  introduce ourselves. Miss Ferrara will continue to teach Art where we  will look at textures and weaving. She will also guide the children through our Come and See topics.

In P.E. we will begin gymnastics lessons this half-term, as well as Dance and next half-term the children will work with Gordon to build upon Games skills. Please have P.E kits in on Monday through to Friday.

We will be learning about the History  of Music, with an emphasis on the time period we’re studying in History. Our Coding activities will also link to this subject too.

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 swimming kit and 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. Please remove earrings on PE days!
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 the Year 3 Web 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. Blog address:

We have a fantastic inspiring term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support, I’ve been so impressed with the creative approaches and wonderful homework so far this year—I can’t wait to see what this term holds!  Mrs Byrne


13th Jan School Photos

17th Jan Talent Show Auditions

4th Feb NSPCA Number Day

5th Feb KS2 Film Night

6th Feb KS2 Talent Show

13th Feb Spring Hamper Raffle

14th Feb INSET Day

17th—21st Feb Half Term

26th Feb 9.30am

Ash Wednesday Mass, Corpus Christi

5th March World Book Day

Parent’s  Consultations: 

24th March


25th March

Wed 1.30pm –3.30pm

Forest School Dates: TBC

Spring Term 6th-20th April

Year 3 Resurrection    Assembly

Wed 22nd April

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

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

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