Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the Spring Term. The children have been thoroughly enjoying our new Topic ‘Alive’ which started off with ‘Funny Bones Friday’.

Look at our photos to see what we got up to!

Our class book this term is ‘The Iron Man’.

During guided reading the children participate in class discussions in relation to how the characters may be feeling, making predictions of what might happen next and exploring new vocabulary. It would be great if you could ask your child some comprehension questions when reading with them at home.

This might include:

– Can you find a word in the text that means the same as…?

– Why do you think that the author used the word… to describe…?

– Can you find me an adjective/verb/adverb?

– What do you think…. means? Why do you think that?

– When / where is this story set? How do you know?

– What is the main point in this paragraph?

These questions can also be used to support your child with writing their three comments about a book they have read in their diary.


Children have their spelling test on a Monday. Their spellings each week incorporate some of the statutory year 3/4 spellings. It is also important to ensure that your child is confident in spelling the statutory year 1/2 words.


Fractions is our new topic in Maths. This Maths unit will take us up to Easter and also continue for three weeks at the start of the summer term. The children will be learning to recognise unit and non-unit fractions, count in tenths, recognise and find fractions of a discrete set of objects, add and subtract fractions and also compare and order fractions. Please encourage your child to use their Maths workbooks at home to consolidate what they have learnt at school.

Each week in Maths we have a designated times table that we focus on. This week we will be focusing on the 3 times tables. Children in Year 3 need to know their 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3. It would be great if you could support your child in becoming fluent in recalling random multiplication facts. The children should learn their times tables in the format of ‘1 times 3 is 3, 2 times 3 is 6’ up to 12 x 3.


Over the next few weeks in English we will be looking at newspaper articles. The children will be exploring the layout and language used in newspaper articles. If you read any interesting newspaper articles over the next few weeks bring them in and we can share them with the class!


Thank you for your continual support.

Miss Pruszewicz, Mrs Parry and Miss Farmery.

SPORTS FOR SCHOOL with Luke Delahunty

DANCE WORKSHOP FOR BOOK WEEK – based on “Where the Wild Things are”