Year 3

Summer 1

Scientists of the Future!

On Wednesday 28th June Mr Chatterton’s class visited Sheffield University to take part in the ‘Be a scientist day’. During the day the children learnt all about animal adaptations. In the morning we visited the museum to look at skeletons and how the animal’s bodies allowed them to move, eat and protect themselves from predators. In the afternoon we were in the science lab conducting experiments, studying animal’s mouths through microscopes and live animal handling. The day was fantastic and all the children loved being Scientists for the day.


In Year 3 we have been having lots of fun in our French lessons, learning songs and even the nativity! Please enjoy some of our videos below:

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to welcome you all back to school after the summer holidays. We look forward to a successful and enjoyable year together.

This year in Year 3, there will be Mr Chatterton, Mrs Ferguson and Ms Stones. Alongside us we will have Mrs Chadwick and Mrs Hallam supporting. Please feel free to come and talk to us at any time should you have any questions or concerns.

This term your child’s topic will be Weapons and Hunters .

It is really helpful if you can talk to your child about what they are learning at school and it would be great if you could even take them on a visit to a castle!


In Literacy this half term we will be having a book week to begin this half term. We will be looking at a range of Michael Rosen Books so try and find some at the library to have a read at home. We are starting with Send For A Superhero.

We will be reading and writing our own mystery stories based on Scooby-Doo.


In Numeracy we will be looking at place value and be able to read and write numbers to 1000. We will also be looking at the value of each digit so we know how many hundreds, tens and ones are in each number. Finally we will be adding and subtracting and beginning to multiply and divide. Practice counting in 2s,3s ,4s  5s and 10s at home.


 As part of our topic we will be finding out about the lives of people during pre-historic time as well as finding out about how this has shaped our present life. We will have a Stone Age day where everyone will have the opportunity to dress up and live like Stone Age man


We will be painting and drawing cave paintings as they would have appeared at that time.


This term will be all about plants.

We will be carrying out a variety of investigations on plants and describing and testing how they grow. We will be looking at how plants adapt to their environment.


We will be using the Sheffield music service after Christmas when the children will have regular drumming lessons.


This term in RE we will be learning all about beliefs and customs. We will be looking at people’s beliefs about God, the world and others who have an impact on their lives.


This half term will be Paralympics

Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday to give teachers the chance to mark it and put in new homework. If you are unsure of the task, don’t hesitate to come and see any of the Y3 teachers. This year homework will consist of weekly spelling  and maths homework as well as topic homework – where you can choose from the grid which activities your child would like to do. Please feel free to stick photos, writing or pictures of anything they do at home into their books so we can see what they have been learning at home. We ask that children try to respect homework books by looking after them and maintaining high standards of written work within them. Please support us in supporting your child at home by ensuring tasks are completed and returned on time.


PE – please see display boards outside your child’s classroom. We expect all children to remove jewellery and tie back long hair as well as change into a full PE kit which needs to be brought from home. PE will be on Mondays and Fridays.

If you have any concerns or questions, we are always here to help.

Many Thanks

The Year 3 team!