Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

From October Half Term to Christmas, we will be focusing on the geography topic of Extreme Earth, where the children will be learning about how volcanos erupt, and earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis and floods happen as well as their impact around the world. In DT our topic will be Textiles and the children will be making their own Christmas decoration. In RE we will be studying the Trinity.

Below is a summary of our learning for this half term:



Poetry - Autumn is Here

Explanation – The Street Beneath my Feet

Non-Chronological Report - Earthquakes



Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division




(Not this Half Term)


Internet Safety and Powerpoint Presentations


(Not this Half Term)


Textiles - Christmas decoration




The Trinity


Celebrating Difference (taught through Jigsaw)


Extreme Earth



Outdoor - Ball Skills

Indoor - Gymnastics


Glockenspiel Stage 1 (taught through Charanga)



This will be sent out on a Friday (Numeracy or Reading focus) and is due in the following Wednesday. The children will also bring home weekly spellings to learn and will be tested each week.



Your children are becoming fluent and expressive readers, but understanding the text that they are reading is just as important. Every week, your child will bring home a colour-banded book, which supports targets for your child's reading level. Please aim to read the book at least 3 times with your child to consolidate and secure their understanding as repetition is key to closing any gaps. In addition, questioning and encouraging your child into a discussion about what they have read will assist their progress. Alongside their colour-banded book, the children should also be reading a book for pleasure, which can include novels, magazines, comics and poems. 

When reading with your child, please remember to sign their home reading record so we can assess their progress.

I ask that you aim to read with your child 5 times per week - I know that finding the time can be tricky, but even a 5 minute read can make a difference!

If you have any worries or questions, just drop me a message on Dojo and I will respond as soon as I can.

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Short

Policies that may be useful to the parents of children in Y3 

English Policy

Year 3 KIRFS

Maths Calculation Policy