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


At the heart of our journey in our faith this term will be the 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 ‘Viking Victories: Raiding, Ruling and Resistance’ We will use a range of high quality texts, information books, film and music to inspire and motivate us!

Come and See

Topics this term:




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 version of ‘Hansel and Gretel’

In Year 3, we will discover all about the Invasion of The Vikings and through History and Geography, deepen our understanding of timelines and changes in Britain! We will investigate why the Vikings have such a bad reputation and if recent excavations might lead us to change our opinions…
We plan to follow in the Viking tradition of story telling, becoming skalds (story tellers), writing mini-sagas and learning about Myths and Legends through some exciting and wonderful books, texts and film!

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.
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.
In Science we will study Sound. We will investigate how Sound is made and what factors affect it. After half-term we will explore Light and investigate how shadows are made and how we can change them.

In Computing we will learn how to stay safe online and use programming skills to create work related to our topic. In P.E. the children will have swimming sessions on Mondays after half-term. We will also be learning skills through Invasion Games.
In Art, the children will explore the use of colour and explore the work of the artist, Ben Mosely .

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. We are attending Clifton Leisure Centre every Monday the second half-term, for swimming lessons, so a towel, cap and appropriate swimwear is required (no bikinis or baggy shorts with pockets please) Please write a note if your child needs to wear googles if they are unable to swim independently. 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:

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


30th August / 2nd Sept INSET days
12/09/19 Whole School Mass of Welcome
Parents Consultations :
8th Oct 4 – 7pm
9th Oct 1.30 – 3.30pm
York Visit 14th October
10/10/19 Harvest Mass 9am
World Homeless Day
HALF TERM 19th Oct – 3rd Nov 2019
14st Nov KS2 Film Night – 3:30- 5:15pm
11/12/19 Year 3 Christmas Celebration 2.45pm
19/12/19 Whole School Advent Mass 9am
18th Dec
Christmas Jumper Day – BRW Christmas Dinner
Carols Around The Tree 5:30pm
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS 21st Dec 19 – 5th Jan 2020

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. 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.



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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