Welcome to Year 3D!





Welcome back, we will be continuing with developing independence this half term and have high expectations of behaviour, manners and learning attitude in the classroom.  We are still focusing on times tables with TT Rockstars being a big hit, all children have also been given a paper copy of the times tables to 12 to practice.  Year 3 target times tables are 3, 4 and 8 so please focus on these as the children have had plenty of time to learn them.  Please continue reading at home every night, lots of children have now taken accelerated reader quizzes, make sure reading records are being signed.  Help your child with learning to tie their laces and tell the time as these life skills are vital and will help with independence at school and home.


Here's what we will be learning during this half term:




In Maths, we will be measuring and calculating lengths and perimeters.  We will be learning how to measure and draw accurately and using rulers, meter rulers and other measuring equipment.  We will be converting between units of measure focusing on m, cm and mm for the first part of the half term.  Towards the end of half term we will be learning about fractions.  This will include fractions of a shape, fractions of an amount, drawing fractions and adding and subtracting fractions.



This half term we will be using The Crocodile by Roald Dahl as our poetry focus text, we will be looking at all different types of poetry to find features and elements we like to incorporate into our own poems.  We will also be learning how to perform our poems for an audience.  Part of our writing this half term will also have an RE focus based on a part of the Easter story told from Jesus' point of view.

This half term, we will also be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 6th March. Our theme this year is traditional tales and we will be focusing on how reading stories makes us feel. I am looking forward to seeing all your exciting costumes. 

In our guided reading sessions, we are going to continue using our favourite Reading Dogs to help us develop our skills in understanding the text and using inference. Please keep reading at home as much as you can because practising really does make a big difference!




In Spring , our Science topic will be animals and living things. Throughout the topic, we will be identifying different animals and living things and their habitats.  we will explore the areas of the world they are from and learn why they survive there.  We will also be looking at grouping different living things and life cycles.  Throughout our Science topic we will be planning and completing a range of tasks that will help to develop our ability to work scientifically.



Our topic for this half term will be the Anglo-saxons. We will be focusing on both history and geography skills throughout the topic and linking what we learnt to current global issues and how it effects the rights of a child. In our lessons we will learn to:


  • Identify a range of similarities/ differences between different times in the past in the periods covered so far. 
  • Describe and compare different periods from the past.  
  • Begin to organise my understanding of history in different ways, such as: writing/ drawing / painting and collage /drama /making models /making a museum display/ performing a play /giving a spoken presentation /making a presentation using the computer or a short film.  
  • Describe why an event, people or individual are significant. 
  • Write as if  living in the past, perhaps in the style of an autobiography or diary. 




  • Each Monday and Thursday is PE, the children must bring the appropriate PE Kit in a labelled PE bag. This can be left in school for the half term if you prefer.  
  • Spellings will go home for the half term.  Spelling tests will be on a Friday. You will receive 6 weeks of spellings to practice, there is also opportunities for children to practice these in class at our spelling wall.  
  • Learning Logs will be sent home on a Friday to be returned the following Friday where children will share and peer mark their work.  There will be a cover sheet of learning choices for the half term so you and your child can choose what you would like to do each week.
  • Reading Records need to be written in each night and shown in class every morning along with reading books.
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