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We are looking forward to sharing some interesting fiction and non-fiction texts during this autumn term. Here is an introduction to the books we will be studying together:

The children will be busy innovating their own stories, describing settings and characters, writing diary entries, explanations and  non-chronological reports.

We will also be working on the following:

  • Spelling lessons four times a week
  • Weekly spellings, grammar, comprehension and whole class reading tasks using the reciprocal reading approach

Reading Eggs in class and at home

English 5


In Year 3 we are teaching for mastery in our maths lessons. Through carefully planned teaching and the support of a 'Power Maths' scheme we enable all children to access the maths curriculum at their level and open up opportunities for all children to work within a mastery approach. 

Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.

As a teaching team across phase and with teaching assistants, we work closely to plan, assess and evaluate each lesson to ensure the needs of every child are met. Additional time can be given in the afternoons or mornings if a child has struggled with a concept or we feel they need some pre learning to aid them in their understanding. 

The children also have access to TTrockstars, My Maths and Numbots to support their Maths progression through app and online resources. 

This autumn term Year 3 will focus on the following topics:

  • Place value using numbers to 1000
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
Maths 1


Animals including humans

The children will learn to:

  • identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection, and movement.
  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food – they get nutrition from what they eat.


  • recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object
  • find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change


As a Church of England School, Religious Education is a core subject and alongside collective worship is a very important part of school life. RE & worship takes place throughout the school day with daily prayers, whole school and class worship and the sharing of our Christian values.                                                             

This term the focus taken from the Diocese scheme of work is:


Which rules should we follow?

  • What are rules? Why do we have rules? Who makes the rules?
  • Who keeps the rules? Is there a difference between rules and laws?
  • Who makes the law? What would happen if there were no rules/laws?
  • Are The Ten Commandments still as relevant today? Why? Why not? Why did Jesus bring a new commandment? Why do religions have rules?

Why is Jesus described as the light of the world?

  • Why is Jesus described as the Light of the World?