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Year 3

Highlights of Autumn term 1.


We have been on a school trip to Walton on the Naze for our science topic’Rocks and Soils’.
We have had a gymnastics coach teaching us safe landing  plus Essex Cricket teaching us some batting and fielding skills. 
We have also enjoyed learning the ‘toot’ as part of our music lessons.

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Welcome to Year Three 2023-24


Autumn Term 2023


Our Learning


Key Concepts - Identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.


How do we get from Stone Age to Steel?



Our class text is - Stig of the Dump


Humanities (Topic) - Stone Age

We will look at and label a time line and record changes from Stone Age to Iron Age which will include Neolithic hunter-gatherers, hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture. We will also have a 'Stone Age Day' (dress up day) in Autumn term 2.


Science - Rocks and Soils 

Class Trip to Walton - planned for October.


Literacy (class text - The Stone Age Boy, Autumn 1, The Tunnel Autumn 2).

Creating our own adventure stories.

Looking at characters and settings.

Year three/common exception words.



Children will begin by recognising place value up to 1,000 and solve simple problems using written and mental methods, multiplication in year three will concentrate on 3,4, 6 and 8 times tables.



We will look at Islam, Hinduism and Christianity.


PE - 

Gymnastics and football/other ball skills

(Monday and Tuesday - Autumn term 1).



We will use Charanga and also introduce 'toots and flutes'.



The children will begin by saying and recognising phrases.

Summer Term 2023


Our Learning


Key Concepts - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.


What did the Romans do for us?

Highlights of Summer Term Two.

We had a visit from Sarah, the 🐝 bee keeper, sports day, the circus came to school, chance to shine cricket training, two farm visits (peach and pippin plus Boxford fruit), we made our Roman chariots, children came armed with their homemade shields 🛡️, a trip by train to the Roman Circus in Colchester and finally our Roman day.

Highlights of Summer Term One


We’ve visited Colchester Zoo for our science and art lessons.


We’ve enjoyed cricket with Chance to Shine


We’ve visited Old Knobbley in Mistley as part of our science and local history units.

Humanities  - The Romans

Children will learn about the Roman empire and the power of its army, we will also look at how the Romans lived. 

(Our class trip will look at Romans in more details).


Science - Plants and Animals including Humans

We will look at pollination, reproduction, nutrition, excretion, respiratory and growth.

(We have three trips planned for our plants topic-we will be visiting two local farms and also walk to 'Old Knobby' where we will look at the local area).



Literacy (Escape from Pompeii)

We will be looking at diary entries and instruction writing.


Year three/common exception words, daily phonics for 5 and handwriting, will continue.


We will teach spelling rules, patterns and strategies, using the 'No Nonsense Spelling Scheme'


Class reading book - Charlotte's Web




We will look at money, time and statistics.

A focus will be on multiplications, 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8.


RE -

Islam and Human/social sciences

What do Muslims believe about God?



PE -

We will enjoy athletics with Mark, cricket with Chance to Shine and Multiskills with Mrs Glasgow



We will continue to use glockenspiels and recorders/toots when learning our next song in Charanga



Design and build a Roman Chariot.

We will visit Colchester Zoo, we will look at mosaics, 3D art and sculpture.

Spring Term 2 and some of the highlights, we enjoyed gymnastics with Sam Balaney, a kind donation from Random House (Penguin Books) of Super Ghost the new children's book by Gregg James, a visit from Mr Dennis on how to make Ecoblocks, we also found out how magnets and forces work, we visited the Art Pop-Up shop in Manningtree to create a giant art project and finally made our own puppets to create our own version of Little Red Riding Hood.

We were very excited to measure the netball courts, remembering that to measure the perimeter we needed to measure both the length and width.

Highlights from Spring Term One.

Children’s Mental Health week.

Squash with Off the Wall

Maths through stories plus lots more……

Spring Term 2023


Our Learning


Key Concepts - identity, change, fairness, conflict, care and power.


What makes the earth angry?

Where in the world are we?


Humanities  - Extreme Earth

Children will learn about earthquakes and volcanoes and locate these on world maps.

Children will name and locate counties, cities and rivers using maps, atlases and globes to locate countries


Science - Light, Magnets and Forces (which links to our Extreme Earth topic).


Literacy (instruction writing)

We will be looking at characters, settings and speech.


We will also look at reports, leaflets and posters, we will then create and plan our own based around The Extreme Earth topic.


Year three/common exception words and daily phonics and handwriting, will continue.


We will teach spelling rules, patterns and strategies, using the 'No Nonsense Spelling Scheme'


Class reading book -The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith



Focus will be on helping children solve simple problems using written and mental methods (using Statistics).

We will develop our knowledge on using pounds and pence and giving change plus looking at measure and perimeter.

We will look at measurements and fractions.

A focus will be on multiplications, 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8.


RE -

Christianity vs Humanist (Philosophy - How do people make moral decisions).

Love and forgiveness, utilitarianism, talking about the difference between knowing and believing. 


PE -

Spring Term 1: Thursday morning (Off the Wall squash) and Thursday afternoon (Skip to the beat or netball). 

Spring Term 2: Thursday afternoon (skip to the beat or netball) and Tuesday morning (Gymnastics).



We will begin to use glockenspiels and recorders/toots when learning Three Little Birds by Bob Marley.



 Look at the life and works of George Seurat

Design and sculpt a volcano as part of a team.


We shared our Christmas songs with the residents at Mistley Manor.

Year three were very excited to use their own bibles.

Some highlights for Year Three in Autumn term

Autumn Term 2


PE days will be on a Monday with Coach Mark and a Thursday,  these sessions  will involve ball skills, cool core and fitness levels.


Literacy-We will be looking at the book ‘The Tunnel’, we will look at the characters and setting.


Maths-we will continue our key maths methods.


We will have a science day and a Stone Age day (dressing up).

Great trip to The Naze, the children enjoyed the views from the top of the tower and fossil hunting on the beach. Lots of smiles and lots of sunshine