Welcome to Year 3!


The children will be reading the story Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They will look at the characters in the story, as well as other characters from different Roald Dahl books. They will use these descriptions to create their own character descriptions, using year three writing skills. The children will also write setting descriptions about Willy Wonka’s factory. Once they have finished reading the story, the children will use their imagination to write an alternative ending to the book.


In maths, the children will be continuing to work on their times tables. They will focus on the 3x, 4x and 8x tables. They will then use this to recap the bus stop method for division. The children will also be learning how to measure using centimetres, metres and millimetres. They will be using different rulers to do this and measure things in their classroom. They will also be looking at understanding what a fraction is and finding a fraction of an amount.


For the first few weeks of term, the children will be learning about magnets and forces. They will conduct investigations to find out about the way magnets work and will investigate friction.

Topic Work- Fairgrounds

Linked to the science work about forces, the children will begin their topic on Fairgrounds this term. The children will be looking at the pictureless book ‘The Midnight Fair’ and will be creating their own story about the pictures. They will learn about fairgrounds and the forces that are in place for rides to work.


The children will be looking at Sikhism. They will be learning about sharing and the ways in which Sikh people live their lives and celebrate special events.


The children will be continuing their work on computer systems and networks. They are learning about how computers are connected and what our schools networks look like.
It is very important that children learn the importance of being safe online. They will continue to learn about E-safety.


PE for Year 3 is on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child comes to school with the correct outdoor kit – black or navy joggers/tracksuit bottoms, a white or pale blue plain round neck t-shirt, a navy or black tracksuit top (without a hood), school jumper or fleece and trainers.

Reading Books & Spellings

Your child will be given spellings on a weekly basis. Spelling homework will be given out every Wednesday. Please make every effort to ensure your child learns their spellings as this supports them in their writing.

Reading books can be brought into school every day. Please make every effort to ensure your child reads at least 3 times a week at home and sign their reading diary. We are continuing to monitor and reward children with a sticker every Friday when they have read 3 times, which goes towards buying a book from the shop.


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Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team