Primary & Nursery School

Year 3

Staff: Mrs Martin, Miss Harris and Miss Cole

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


This half term, Year 3 will be exploring fractions, including revising our knowledge of halves, quarters and thirds. We will then look at unit and non-unit fractions and the difference between them, before moving on to finding equivalences between different fractions. In each lesson, we will be developing our problem solving and reasoning skills by discussing what we notice and how we can prove that our answer is correct.


We are starting the half term by studying different poetry types, before gathering inspiration and then drafting our own poems, with the theme of 'After the Flood'. We will enter our poems into the Sea Fever Poetry competition. 


We will then look at the book The Tin Forest, where we will focus on persuasive writing techniques, involving specific grammar and punctuation. 


We will continue to study a range of texts during our daily Guided Reading sessions and enjoy reading our own books in our Read for Pleasure session.


Our topic for this half term is 'Do we really need bees?' The children are already very curious about the topic and will ask questions relating to the topic that they would like to find out. Our topic question also links in to our Science topic of Plants and our Geography focus of where our food comes from.


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).