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Welcome to year 3, Our first term in year 3 will be full of exciting topics, read on to find out more :) 


 I hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. 


Your teaching team will be Miss Ghassempour, Mrs Wood and Mrs Questa. Mrs Wood will be our teaching assistant and she will be with us Monday – Friday mornings. Mrs Questa will teach Year 3 on a Tuesday afternoon. PE will continue to be on a Monday and Thursday this term, it may change termly if we have PE coaches in I will update the website to let you know each term. Please continue to scroll down for further information regarding our PE coverage.



There has been a few questions about what the children need to wear for the Christmas play this year. Without giving too much away....the year 3 scene is set on Christmas Day in a church. Some children will be part of the church choir (they know who they are) so they will need to wear a white top with black trousers/skirt. The rest of the class are part of the church congregation so they will be wearing their own clothes with a Christmas top or jumper if possible. This will also be going out on the class homework letter this Friday. 

We are committed to safeguarding; if you have any concerns about the well being of a child in school please contact a member of staff.


Key Information 


PE days in Autumn term 2 will continue to be Monday and Thursday. We will be doing health and fitness on Mondays and team games on Thursday. Please make sure your child comes into school wearing their PE kit


We will aim to change school books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 


Gymnastics / Dance / Indoor Games

Plain black shorts.

White school PE T-shirt provided by KoolKidz or a white round necked or polo T-shirt.

Outdoor Games

School tracksuit provided by KoolKidz or a plain black tracksuit.

White PE T-shirt provided by KoolKidz or a white round necked or polo T-shirt.

White or black trainers


When the weather is colder/wetter, please send your child in their tracksuit so they can keep warm at break and lunchtimes.

Staff Photos-updated shortly

Upcoming Events

Monday 3rd September - Staff training day

Tuesday 4th September - School re-opens 

Monday 17th September - Morning Parent Meeting (whole school)

Wednesday 10th October - Harvest Festival 

Thursday 25th October - Break up for half term.  

Friday 26th October - Staff Training Day

Monday 5th November - School Opens 

Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th November - Parents evening 

Thursday 15th November - Year 3 trip to Leeds City Art Gallery 

Friday 14th December - 2.30pm - Parent Topic Share - 'Volcanoes'

Friday 21st December - Break up for Christmas. 

Monday 7th January - School Opens

Wednesday 13th February - 9.45am - Parent Topic Share - Stone Age  

Friday 15th February - Staff Training Day 

Thursday 28th March - 2.30pm - Parent Topic Share - Stone Age

Friday 12th July - 2.30pm - Parent Topic Share - Romans






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Homework Expectations-Please see the front of Learning Logs


Every Week the Learning Log homework will be stuck into your child's Learning Log. On there will be Maths, English and Topic work,  We also ask that you practise spellings with your children from their Read Write Inc. spelling log books, which should go home every night and then come back to school the following morning.


Topic homework will be shared with the class. Completed homework will be shared with the class or marked in the way highlighted on the learning log page. We will go through the maths and English homework during the maths and English lesson on the due date and any questions can be asked then. It is really important that the homework is completed and in class on the due date to ensure we can go through it with the work in front of the children so that we can help with any questions.


Please make sure all work goes into the Learning Log and is stuck down. If your child has made a large piece, such as a model, that won't stick into the Learning Log, please leave a space and we will put a photo of the work there instead.


We will aim to complete a timestable test and a spelling test every Friday. 



Curriculum this half term



Our Topic this term will be Volcanoes and earthquakes and extreme weather. 


I can use the correct geographical words to describe a place.

I can describe how volcanoes are created.

I can locate and name some of the worlds most famous volcanoes.

I can describe how earthquakes are created.

I can name a number of countries in the northern hemisphere

I can name and locate the capital cities of neighbouring European countries. 





Recounts, Descriptive narrative writing-focus on characters, setting and plot. 

Can I use the correct tense in my writing?

Can I write narrative with a clear structure, setting and plot?

Can I use a range of sentences with more than one clause by using a range of conjunctions?

Can I begin to use paragraphs?

Can I express time, place and cause by using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions?

Can I use headings and sub headings correctly?

Can I edit, redraft and check my writing? 



place value

I compare and order numbers up to 1000.

I can read and write numbers up to 1000.

I can find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.

I can recognise the place value of each digit in a three digit number.


Addition and subtraction

I can add and subtract mentally 3 digit numbers and ones, 3 digit numbers and tens, 3 digit numbers and hundreds.

I can add and subtract 3 digit numbers using written methods

multiplication and division 

-I can recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2x 5x and 10x table 

- I can multiply a 2 digit number by a multiple of 10 eg. 13 x 20 = using mental methods 

-I can solve problems involving multiplication and division. 

I can add and subtract measures using length, mass and volume. 




-I can count up and down in tenths 

-I recognise and can find fractions of objects 

-I can compare and order fractions

- I can add and subtract fractions with the same denominator. 



In Science this half term we will be looking at Forces and magnets. 

I can explore and describe how objects move on different surfaces. 

I can explain how some forces require contact and some do not, giving examples. 

I can explore and explain how objects attract and repel in relation to objects and other magnets. 

I can predict whether objects will be magnetic and carry out an enquiry to test this out.

I can describe how magnets work.

I can predict whether magnets will attract or repel and give a reason.



I can use the Internet safely, understanding the risks associated with Internet use

I can find relevant information by browsing a menu

I can search for an image, copy it and paste it into a document

I can use 'Save picture as' to save an image to the computer

I can copy and paste text into a document

I can use note taking skills to decide what to copy into my own work


RE-updated shortly

RE this half term will be Christianity.  



This half term, PE lessons will be health and fitness and team games. 



French will be taught by Mrs Questa. 


PSHCE/British Values-Updated shortly

PSHE this half term will be looking at tobacco and drug education. 

End of Year 3 expectations for Reading, Writing and Maths

Questions to ask your children when reading at home