Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3. In the Year 3 team, we have Miss Farid (Year leader), Mrs Hill-Cornwell, Mrs Vincent, Mrs Trew, Ms Rouse and Mrs Newman. We have lots of exciting things planned as part of our Roald Dahl topic for the Summer term.


All children are expected to complete their homework every day. This includes their Maths challenge, their spellings and reading every day. Homework for Maths is now set on Maths shed and we expect every child to complete it and turn it in. Once all homework is completed, home journals need to be signed by an adult. We really do appreciate the support of parents and carers in ensuring that homework is completed on time and to a high standard. Login details for Google Classroom and Maths shed can be found in the back of your child's home journal. 


Should you wish to contact your child’s class teacher, please email the office and the message will be forwarded. If you have any problems with your child getting on to Google Classroom or Maths shed to complete homework then please contact the school office to arrange to discuss this with the child’s class teacher or write in your child's journal so your child's teacher is made aware. 




In English this half term we will continue to read Fantastic Mr Fox and will be focusing on non-fiction and fiction writing including letters, biographies, descriptions and instructions. Please continue to support your child in spelling all Key Stage 1 words and the Year 3 and 4 common exception words. Please support your child in spelling the Key Stage 1 words and Year 3 and 4 common exception words.



Our texts this half term are 'How to train your dragon’ and ‘Iron Man.’ How to train your dragon follows the story of boy called Hiccup who needs to pass the important initiation test by catching and training a dragon. The author, Cressida Cowell (MBE) is a British Children’s author and illustrator of the best selling 'The Wizard of Once' and 'How to train your dragon' books which have sold over 11 million books worldwide.  




This half term we will continue learning about angles. The children will learn to recognise horizontal, vertical lines as well as parallel and perpendicular lines. After this, we will move onto learning about 2D and 3D shapes and measuring weight and capacity. The children will be learning about the different shapes and their properties. They will also be measuring ingredients/objects and reading scales with intervals. 


We will continue to do lots of practical work using a variety of resources to represent calculations and deepen our understanding.


At home, please help your children with their daily homework and practise the times tables regularly. By the end of Year 3 the children are expected to know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables. They should also be able to find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.


Year Three have PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The children will be playing rounders on Tuesdays and practising athletics on Thursdays. These activities will focus on working as a team and developing their batting and ball skills. 


Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school from Monday to Friday. They will need a pair of trainers for Games on Thursdays as these lessons will be outside. Also, as the weather is getting warmer, please ensure children bring in suitable PE kit.


This term our topic is Plants. The children will learn about the different parts of a plant and the functions of a plant. They will investigate how plants change over time and learn about the life cycle of a plant. The children will also look at different ways seeds are dispersed.  


Year 3 will develop the skills necessary to plan and carry out an investigation, as well as beginning to identify what makes a fair test. 


In Geography we will be learning about our local area, High Wycombe and comparing it to Great Missenden. We will look at the human and physical features and why people might want to visit High Wycombe and Great Missenden.

Design & Technology

In DT the children will be designing, creating and evaluating sandwiches. They will also be looking at healthy eating, different food groups and a balanced diet.


Please visit the news section of the website for experiences and trips in Year 3.

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