Welcome to Year 3 :  A Place to Thrive – Teacher – Miss Redgrave


Welcome back to the start of another exciting term in Year 3. It was wonderful to see the children on the first Monday back and they have all made a great start to the term.

Below is an overview of the learning we are focusing on this term. As always, if you have any questions about this, or anything else for that matter, please do not hesitate to ask.




                                                                                                                                                                                                                         In English we are using the story of Romulus and Remus to look at developing a strong story structure and thinking of ways we can link our ideas between sentences and also paragraphs. We will be looking at what makes a good character description and speech. Through this, we will develop written work which will be full of adjectives and powerful verbs to make the reader really interested. We will also investigate persuasive writing.

We will write an advert  to sell our class minions I wonder what jobs they will be doing?


In Maths, we will work on money – solving problems such as making change etc. We will look at statistics – graphs and pictograms and we will conclude the year by revising our place value and arithmetic for Year 4.


Science this term is called ” The life of Kevin” We will be investigating plants. Kevin, our minion, works at the garden centre. How can we help him understand his job.

In History we  will continue our study of Britain. What happened after the Stone age and Bronze Age. We will look the arrival of the Romans in Britain and examine how they influenced the way that Britain developed as a nation.We will explore buildings, trade, roads and revolution.

Art will be based on collage this half term with the children creating emotions and weather from a variety of sources.

In Religious Education we will be focusing on the events after the Easter story; looking at Pentecost and why this ist to Christians and what we can learn from this period of Christian history.

At home, please continue to read as often as possible with your children. After all, reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. Also, please practise times tables with your child as much as you can as children need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10x tables by the end of year 3. They are expected to know them all by the end of Year 4 so it is vital they get as far as they can with this before they leave Y3.

I will send home spellings every week for our weekly test and children are encouraged to take as much maths facts passport homework home as they wish each week. The more they practise their maths skills, the more progress they will make.

PE – Our PE day is Friday. All children need a PE kit in school – It helps if all items and pump bags are named.

Finally, can I just take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support?

Miss Redgrave