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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:

  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Length and perimetre
  • Mass and capacity
Maths 1


Living things and their habitats

  • What makes something alive?
  • What is a vertebrate and an invertebrate?
  • Can I arrange living things by their properties?
  • What living things can be found in my local area?
  • Environmental changes around the world