Year 3 - Miss Oakes

Welcome to Year 3, we've got a really exciting half term ahead with lots of exciting learning opportunities to look forward to!


Please find below a range of information and helpful links to support your children in their learning.

Please note that Mrs Crossen will be teaching the class every Monday morning and every Tuesday afternoon.


This term our topic will be ‘How it all started…’ where we will be learning about ancient civilizations with a focus on the lives of the Ancient Egyptians.


English - We will be reading 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl to inspire our writing this half term. We will be exploring how to write newspaper articles, biographies and diary entries.

Maths - We will be exploring the place value of three digit numbers, considering their values and different ways of representing them, ordering three digit numbers and adding and subtracting 10 and 100 from given numbers.  

Science – Mrs. Crossen will be leading Year. 3 Science this year, beginning with a focus on plants and animals.

Tuesday PE  - Our indoor PE lesson will be on a Tuesday afternoon and we will be beginning with dance.

Thursday PE – Outdoor PE this half term will be on a Thursday afternoon and we will be learning how to play football, learning, applying and using the skills required for this team game.

Music – In music we will be using our voices and hands as musical instruments to learn about rhythms and create our own songs, making links with our Egyptian themed topic.

RE – We will be learning about Judaism in RE, developing an understanding of the values and celebrations taking place within this religion.

MFL – We will be learning Spanish and how to use this language to greet others and communicate socially.


Dates for your diary:

Monday 26th September - Spelling and Phonics workshop held in the hall.

Tuesday 4th October - Harvest festival held in the hall.

Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th October - Parents' Evening.

Monday 24th - Thursday 27th October - Mantle of the Expert.



English and Maths Homework is given out on Fridays and should be returned back to school on the following Wednesday. This will be a English, Maths, and Spelling task. Please keep working on your child's times tables at home to reinforce what we are learning and testing on in school, this year we will be learning the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. 

Please also note that reading records will be checked on a Friday and books swapped, we expect that children should have read at home three times during a week and this should be documented within their reading diaries. Class dojos will be given out to those children that have done so. Should your child need to change their book during the week they are welcome to do so during registration time.   

Click the video below to watch how we remember how to multiply and divide by 10 and 100!
Maths Rap
Helpful links
Topmarks KS2 mental maths games (we LOVE hit the button!)
Phonics information and resources
KS2 Grammatical Terms
KS2 Spelling patterns and word lists (we are learning Year 3/4 content)

Miss Oakes

Alexandra Gilbody,
12 Apr 2016, 07:22
Alexandra Gilbody,
12 Nov 2015, 03:33
Richard Norris,
9 Nov 2015, 14:38
Alexandra Gilbody,
1 Oct 2015, 03:54