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Year Three 2019-20

Class Teacher- Mrs Yarnold

Teaching Assistant- Mrs Stanley

Year 3 Autumn overview

Year Three

Year 3 are a hardworking, enthusiastic and motivated class who love learning and working together!



Our class text this term is ‘Cliffhanger’ which is a book written by Jacqueline Wilson. We will use this text to form the basis of most of our English lessons. We will also be working on spelling, punctuation and grammar. There will be a key focus on reading and to help children with this, there will be weekly reading and comprehension activities to aid knowledge and understanding of what they are reading.  


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In Maths we will be reading, writing and ordering numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words, counting from 0 in multiples of 4 and 8, know the place value of digits in a three-digit number and solving number and word problems. We will continue to work on our times tables and being able to recall facts up to 12 x 12. There will also be a key focus on mental maths and aiding children in being able to calculate problems in their head. We will also work toward becoming fluent in calculations involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.





This term the children will be learning about ‘Ancient Greeks and Greek Philosophers’. The children will be finding out about Athens, the Olympics, the Persian Wars and Greek philosophers.



This term the children will be learning about ‘spatial sense’. This will be looking at the Geography of the local area, including maps, co-ordinates and the physical environment. They will also be learning about ‘Western Europe’ looking at climates, cultures and economic activity.



This term the children will be focusing on New beginnings.



The children will begin to learn Latin. It links to English as lots of the key vocabulary and spelling patterns are derived from Latin.



The children will focus this term on the use of lines in art. They will study famous artist who use a variety of line work in their art. The children will develop their sketching skills.



The children will focus this term on ‘Patriotic Music’. They will study a range and wide variety of different anthems.



Your child will be having PE on a Thursday focusing this term on invasion games and gymnastics. Your child will need to have the correct PE kit in school. In a pump bag, there should be a yellow polo t-shirt, blue shorts and a pair of pumps/trainers (black). Jogging trousers will only be allowed in cold weather for lessons outside. Please note that jewellery is not allowed for safety reasons.



This term the children will be looking at the topics of ‘Rocks and Fossils’.


Year 3 Reading List