Primary & Nursery School

Year 3

Staff: Mrs Henman, Miss Burns and Mrs Cameron

Please click on the items below to find out what Year 3 have been learning about…


In Maths we will be covering number and place value/ mental calculation :Counting up and down in tenths. Identifying the value of digits up to one decimal place and comparing and ordering numbers with up to one decimal place.
We will then move on to understanding fractions ; Exploring tenths. Recognising, finding and writing fractions of a discrete set of objects.


In English we will become reporters spreading the new about the 'Escape from Pompeii'.
Children will begin by exploring a range of artefacts to try to determine the events that have taken place. They move on to re-enacting an everyday scene from the city of Pompeii before writing a setting description. Children will explore the main characters, including how their
feelings change through the story, and will write letters of advice to help save them from the eruption. Through collecting banks of powerful vocabulary, children will write a vivid description of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. In the final part of the sequence, children will become
journalists and write a newspaper article to report on the eruption, including quotes from survivors in the town.

Discovery Learning

In Science, we will be completing a unit about rocks. We will:-
● compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and
simple physical properties
● describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped
within rock
● recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

In Geography we will be exploring Volcanoes and Earthquakes- Why do we have volcanoes and earthquakes and what impact do they have on people? What causes Volcanoes to
erupt and Earthquakes to occur? How does living near a fault line affect people? What happened at Pompeii? Do people still live near Vesuvius? Has Norfolk ever experienced a volcano erupting or an earthquake? What is the Ring of Fire? How do earthquakes cause Tsunamis/What happened in 2004?

General Notices

Outdoor Learning

Outdoor learning will continue as usual on a Friday afternoon. It is important your child brings an appropriate change of clothes – long sleeves and trousers as well as suitable footwear.


Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Please could your child come in their PE kit on those days and bring a change of footwear.

Class Dojo

Class Dojo will continue to be used this year. It is a great space where you can view photos, videos and information about what is happening in Year 3 and across the school. If you require another invitation to join, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Home Learning

A homework menu will be given out at the beginning of each half term. Your child will need to complete a minimum of 5 activities each half term, handing one piece in each week on a Thursday. There is a homework club available if help or resources are needed. In addition to this, children will also bring home spellings to learn.


Please can you ensure that all belongings and named (PE Kits – Wellies – School Uniform – Bags – Coats – Water bottles etc).