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Class 3

WELCOME TO YEAR 3 2023-24!

We have had a very successful Autumn term and I hope your child is eager to return for a fun filled Spring term! Please find below some information on what we will be covering during this term and the knowledge organisers that will help your child understand some of the vocabulary and key concepts.



This term, we have a jam-packed curriculum of exciting learning opportunities including:

English: We will be focusing on Roald Dahl this term and using this incredible author we will learn how to write a character description, a biography and instructions. In poetry we will be studying limericks.

Maths: Multiplication and division, length and perimeter, fractions and mass and capacity.

RE: Religion, family and community.  Salvation.

We will learn about how Muslims and Christians pray. Investigate the words of prayers for both Christians and Muslims and what they show about the beliefs of both groups.

In Salvation we will learn about the events leading up to and including Jesus' death and the significance of this for Christians.

People Skills:  Dreams and Goals

We will look at difficult challenges and achieving success, recognising and trying to overcome obstacles and managing feelings.



This project teaches children about contact and non-contact forces, including friction and magnetism. They investigate frictional and magnetic forces, and identify parts of a magnet and magnetic materials.


In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.


This project is linked to Rocks, Relics and Rumbles. 

This project teaches children about the genre of figure drawing. They study the figure drawings and urban landscapes of the artist LS Lowry and create artwork in his style to show scenes from their school. They will also learn artistic techniques used in sketching, printmaking and sculpture.

D&T: .

In this project, children will learn about cam mechanisms. They experiment with different shaped cams before designing, making and evaluating a child's automaton toy.


Swimming will take place on a Friday afternoon until the February half term.

On a Thursday afternoon, Miss Jackson will be teaching the children sports hall athletics.

Music: Three Little Birds and The Dragon Song

All the learning is focused around one song: Three Little Birds. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, elements of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc.), singing and playing instruments are all linked. As well as learning to sing, play, improvise and compose with this song, children will listen and appraise other Reggae songs.

The dragon song is a song about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness.


French: Les Animaux, Ma Famile, Bon anniversaire, Encore! Quelle heure est-il? We will be gaining further knowledge of the French language and developing skills in communicating. 

Please find new Knowledge Organisers for some of the above subjects at the bottom of this page. It would be really useful as an extra homework task to read these through with your child to gain further knowledge about the subject topics we are learning.



Alongside myself (Mrs Doel), Mr Mazzotti will be teaching  ICT and Miss Jackson will be teaching PE to the class on a Thursday afternoon. 



The ‘Good to be Green’ behaviour system will continue as usual across the school with children starting each morning and afternoon on a green card. Class Dojos can be earnt by children for doing what is expected throughout the day, with Class Dojos of the Week being displayed in the class. Each Friday the Dojo winner of the week and runner up will receive a certificate  .

Platinum Cards are awarded for going way above and beyond and for really wowing! A certificate and prize will be presented in Thursday’s Celebration Assembly in front of the whole school. House points are also awarded for Platinum Cards and they will be displayed on the website Platinum page.

Yellow cards serve as a warning for not behaving as expected and red cards will be given if this warning is not heeded. If your child receives a red card, you will be informed, a break time will be missed to reflect on the behaviour, the incident will be logged and house points will be deducted.



For information on homework, please go to the Homework link at the top of the page.


Weekly Timetable  Please note that this is subject to change on a weekly basis. English, maths, spellings and story will remain constant.