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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


The staff working in this year group to support your child's learning are : Miss Constanti, Ms Walsh, Ms Calliste, Mrs Georgiou, Ms Corry and Mrs Khajuria.

Homework & Routines

Your child will have 2 PE lessons during the week so please ensure that they come to school wearing their PE kit on these days.  They are not to bring their PE kit bag to school due to restrictions within the school.  Their kit should include; dark shorts/jogging bottoms, a white polo t-shirt, their Queenswell sweatshirt and trainers NOT plimsolls.  



Indoor PE - Tuesday

Outdoor PE – Thursday


Indoor PE - Tuesday

Outdoor PE – Thursday


Homework will be set each TUESDAY and is due to be handed in on the following MONDAY.  We will be setting homework on Google Classroom, your child will be given further training on Google Classroom in the coming weeks, we are doing this to minimise contact from home and school and to minimise paper usage.  The weekly homework will include; spellings/SPaG, timetables and challenge homework.


Children are also expected to read for 10 minutes every day, preferably with an adult. 


Please send your child to school with one pencil case including; writing pencils, blue/black biros, ruler, sharpener, rubber, a set of colouring pencils, a Pritt stick and a green pen.  Additionally, please send your child to school with a water bottle and a coat.

Our Learning Journey

Our Learning Journey this half term is our History topic, The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.


This half term, the children will be writing in role, using their knowledge and understanding of adjectives and adverbs to write setting descriptions, character descriptions and describe Viking and Anglo-Saxon artefacts and tools.  The children will also, research and use evidence to write about the lives of people in that era, compare it to their lives in the present day, identify and give reasons for people’s actions and look at similarities and differences using timelines.  Additionally, the children will use drama, freeze frames and role on the wall to further understand this time in history and support their writing.


During this half term, the children will continue to write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods. They will solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.




In Science this half term, the children will be learning all about Plants and Flowers.  By the end of the topic, the children will be able to; identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants. (roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.), explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant. (air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room to grow.), investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants. (pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.)

Religious Education

This half term the children will be learning all about 'Religion, Family and the Community, and Places of Worship'. They will consider, what does it mean to be a Sikh? They will explore: what Sikhs believe, Sikh families and the wider Sikh community. They will also learn about the Gurdwara as a place of worship.


This half term the children will be learning about The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. The children will learn where the Vikings came from, how they invaded Britain, who King Arthur was, some of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking Gods and tools, as well as looking at events in chronological order on a timeline. 


This half term the children will be linking Geography to their History topic, The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. This will involve using map skills to explore where the Vikings originated from and where they settled in Britain.


This half term the children will explore sketching to produce still life pictures. They will also be making Viking Long ships using recycled materials.






In PSHE this half term, the children will be focusing their learning on 'Relationships'.  They will learn about: behaving responsibly; the importance of respecting others’ privacy; looking after things; being able to talk about feelings; recognising and responding appropriately to a wider range of feelings in others. In addition they will also learn about: extended families; issues for families living overseas.


In PE this half term, the children will be exploring orienteering, working cooperatively with others and showing an awareness of how to keep safe. They will also be exploring tennis, using a range of different throwing, catching and batting skills.



This half term, the children will be learning about 'Caperucita Roja' (Little Red Riding Hood).  The chidlren will speak with others using simple words, phrases and short sentences and write some familiar simple words from memory or using supported written materials (e.g. familiar nouns).


This half term children will be looking at movement of notes in an octave. They will be looking at a piece of music called 'Polka - Alexander Borodin'. Children will be working with tuned ercussion such as Xylophones and Glockenspiels to practice performance using synconization.They will be working on a 'chopsticks' technique to identify notes that begin close to eachother then get further apart within the octave. They will also be listening to a range of classical pieces which use the same or similar techniqes. They will be listening, discussing tepo, dynamics and movemnt of pieces. The children will be able to play and perform their own version of Alexander Borodin's Polka.




Introduction to Presentation Skills using Google Slides 

This half term pupils will be introduced to Google Slides, the web-based presentation software program from Google’s office suite.  They will learn how to change the background colour, add additional slides, add and format text, and add images. 

Online safety

Our online safety focus this half term will be Safer Internet Day which takes place on Tuesday 8th February. Computing lessons that week will cover the SID theme which covers two things: having fun online, like playing games or watching TV shows, and how to behave with other people online.