Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome back!  

We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term which we are sure you are going to enjoy!

Our Autumn Term Topic – Gods and Mortals

What do you know about Gods and Mortals?

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life. Then rising majestically from the darkness came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.

Discover a world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

Meet Theseus the hero and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships.

Explore the terrain of Greece , where in pure blue skies , the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Daedalus and Icarus.

Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.

Our new topic Gods and Mortals will have a Historical focus. You will learn about Ancient Greece, study Greek life and learn how their achievements have influenced the western world. You will learn skills based around sculpture and in PE learn and practise the skills and sports from ancient times.

Where is Greece? Can you locate it on an atlas or even use Google Earth?

And finally…..  A mysterious box with a heavy lock is found. A sign on the box says ‘Do not open’. What should YOU do?

What do I need to remember?

Monday Maths games handed out.

Hand in Maths and English homework.

Bring in reading book to be checked and changed - make sure you have read at least 3 times and it has been signed by an adult (see reading guidance and support below). 

Class cornet lessons 


Swimming Kit - remember your towel and swimming hat. 

P.E kit - remember your team colour t-shirt. Hair must be tied back  and earrings removed.

Spelling and homework will be given out today (returned Wednesday). 

Spelling and weekly times tables test. 

Homework handed out. Spellings handed out.

Musical Instruments 

You will have the opportunity to learn the Cornet this year. Lessons will be done as a whole class on Wednesday afternoons. Parents will be invited to watch a performance later in the year.

Reading Tips 

We hope you will aim to read to parents at least 3 times and week and read as much as you can throughout the week (every day if possible). 

Here are some useful tips for parents when they're listening to you read:

Top Marks Reading Parent Tips 

Long Term Overview of topics for Year 3 - 2018 - 2019

This year the following topics will be incorporated:

Autumn 1 - Tremors

Autumn 2 - Gods and Mortals 

Spring 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious

Spring 2 - Tribal Tales 

Summer - Predator

Work from our previous Year 3! 

Tribal Tales

Last year, Year 3 found themselves transported back 2.5 million years ago where they learnt all about how the early humans lived. We went on a learning journey which saw us through the Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age. They had a go at creating our own Stone Age weapons as well as Bronze Age inspired pots. Some children even created their own settlements for their homework project. 

Here are some examples!