Welcome to Year 3



This half term the children will be learning mental and written addition and subtraction with 3 digit numbers up to and including 999. They will be doing problem solving, reasoning and algebra with 3 digit numbers and written multiplication using grid method and mental multiplication and division using the inverse operation. They will also be drawing and interpreting pictograms and bar charts and weighing and estimating the weight of objects to the nearest 100g.


There will be a weekly times tables test to assess their knowledge of the 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s, 8’s and 10’s.



This half term we will be exploring a new adventure story, Roald Dahl’s The Minpins. We will be drawing comparisons with other texts and making predictions throughout. The children will work towards writing a similar adventure story of their own using the same setting of The Forest Of Sin.


SPAG- Re-visit main clause, subordinate clause and contractions. The children will be learning about embedded clauses and possessive apostrophe, identifying and applying these correctly to their written work. In spelling we will continue to look at spelling patterns focusing on root words, prefixes and suffixes. New spellings will go home each week with a spelling test every Friday.



 Big question- What is a Peeler?

This is a local history study focusing on Robert Peel and his role in shaping local and wider society, specifically modern policing. The children will learn about Sir Robert Peel’s life and how he is remembered in our local area. The children will learn about The Industrial Revolution and the laws Sir Robert Peel introduced to protect women and children.



We will be continuing our work on Animals Including Humans, looking in more depth at how to stay healthy and learning some of the muscles and bones in our bodies. We will also look at the skeletons of other familiar animals and draw comparisons. This unit of work will finish off with a class trip to Stockley Farm.


Miss Gledhill - Class Teacher


Email - kgledhill@sunnybankprimary.org.uk


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