Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Spring 2 Term.

In this term the children in year 3 will be studying The Rainforests.

This topic will involve learning about the ecological and environmental issues associated with the rainforests of the world.

General Information

P.E. kits are needed on Monday and Friday but I advise children to leave them in school all week so they know they have it. On these days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn. It would also be helpful to label your child’s PE kit with their name.

Reading books need to be handed in on Monday morning and remember to change your book any morning so that you can achieve your goal of 20 times each month.

Weekly spellings will be given out on Wednesday. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Wednesday. Also during the week, your child will be focusing on these spellings during handwriting lessons. Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.


This term we will be learning about non-chronological reports and poetry, and our class text will be Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.


Rocks & Soils

Children will be learning about the three main rock types plus investigating soil and how it is made.


This term we will be focusing on fractions, time, and statistics.

We continue to have a huge push on children knowing their times tables and your help in learning these will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2.  We ask that you encourage your child to use Reflex Maths to develop their skills.

Topic Homework

We are continuing with our approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, spelling and maths homework, children can also choose to complete homework projects based upon our topic. The projects are designed to cover a range of areas to suit every child. Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it’s a fun activity to do with your child.

Please also see our curriculum page for additional information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Dickman and Mrs Stewardson.