Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Autumn 2 Term 1

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

This topic will involve looking at the everyday lives of the viking people including clothes, weapons, villages, trade and long ships. This topic will include a visit to The Jorvik centre in York.

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 studying Viking Sagas, Recounts Poetry and the Ted Hughes classic The Iron Man. This is in accordance with our topic throughout the term -The Vikings.


Magnets and Forces

Children will be learning about basic pull push forces along with magnetism and which materials have magnetic properties.


This term we will be introducing Maths mastery to the class beginning with a focus on adding and subtracting.

Please remember to visit as there are many different interactive games and revision tools for your child to help them with their learning. We will be working in year 3 to keep challenging ourselves and be the best we can be.

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 Houlihan.