Year 3

Class Page for Year 3

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Here's what we will be getting up to in the Autumn term.  


We are starting off the year by looking at place value. We will complete several activities around this, looking at partitioning numbers, writing numbers in words and digits, ordering and comparing numbers, finding 10/100 more or less than an amount and counting up in intervals of 4, 8, 50, 100 starting from 0. We will then move on to recap our knowledge and skills, whilst beginning to develop our Year 3 methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Place value game

Place value game

What's my number?


We will start the term by looking at basic sentence structure and word use. This will build on what we have already learnt so far. We will then explore books by Roald Dahl. During this topic we will read extracts from a variety of his books. We will explore the different characters within these books and begin to build on our descriptive knowledge to write character profiles. Instructions and explanations will be our next topic. We will look at the features of these types of text and we will use our skills to write our own instructions and explanations. We will then end the half term with image poetry. We will read out loud poems that create images in our heads and as well as those that are presented as images. We will then practise our drama skills to perform these. Following this, we will look again at more stories - this time, some from different cultures. We will use these as a base to write our own. Non-fiction writing about Christmas will become our next topic. We will end with informal letters and when we might use them.


Our first Science topic is called ‘Funnybones’. We will explore nutrition and being healthy. This will include looking at the 5 food groups and thinking about healthy foods and eating in moderation. We will investigate the effects of bad food on our bodies. We will also look at our skeleton and what it is made of and how it helps us. This will include us looking at our muscles and how they help us to move. We will then look into the animal world and explore animals with and without skeletons. 

Our second topic of the term will be 'Sounds Exciting'. In this topic, we will explore what is inside our ears and how they work. We will also look at sound and how it is made and travels. 

Religious Education 

Our RE topic is 'What is it like to be a Christian in Britain today?' This investigation enables pupils to learn in depth from different religious and spiritual ways of life about what Christians do at home, in church and in the wider community, and why these things are important to them. The investigation implements the principal aim of RE, which is to engage pupils in systematic enquiry into significant human questions which religion and worldviews address, so that they can develop the understanding and skills needed to appreciate and appraise varied responses to these questions, as well as develop responses of their own.  


Our topic this term is all about ‘The First Britons’. We will explore from the early Stone Age right the way through to the end of the Iron Age and the very beginning of the Romans. We will find answers to questions such as: How long ago was the Stone Age? Who lived in the Stone Age? What did they do for jobs? What did they eat? Where did they live? Did they travel? How did they build? Why were they called the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages? This topic will include a class field trip to a Neolithic stone circle.

Stone age information


Our topic this term is all about ‘Farming the Earth’. We will look at how humans used to use the land around them and how they used to prepare it many years ago. We will use our History topic to help us explore how this has changed over time. We will explore what it means to farm in Britain today.  

Design and Technology 

Our DT topic is FoodTechnology this term. This will be linked to our Science where we will look into the 5 main food groups and why we need to eat more and less of certain types of foods. We will end the unit by making our own healthy pizzas.  


We will be practising our word processing skills to begin with. This will include using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint. We will then be turning into computer engineers. We will investigate the cables attached to the computer, internet connections, data travelling and internet safety.

In the second half of the term we wll become news reporters. We will each take on a role in a group to make a news report. We will then film and edit these. 


We will begin our brass music lessons this half term and will carry on with these until February half term. Watch out for a letter inviting you to a mini concert.  


We will be looking at New Beginnings to start with. This will include thinking about how we have helped someone in their new beginning and how we cope with our emotions during new times. We will then look at friendships. We will investigate the importance of friendships and how we can use them to support us. We will also be briefly going over our network hand to make sure we know where to go if we have any problems. 


The children will begin weekly French lessons and will learn many words and phrases over the coming weeks. They will eventually be able to translate simple phrases and paragraphs from French to English and vice versa.

French games


The children will be practising their skills of throwing, catching, running and jumping. We will put these into fun games so we can improve on our technique. 

Children MUST make sure they bring the appropriate P.E. kit. 

Indoor: pumps, shorts, t-shirt. 

Outdoor: (depending on weather) warm jumper, t-shirt, trousers, shorts, trainers – pumps are not suitable for outdoor sports.