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St Thomas C.E (VA) Primary School

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Learning for life with Jesus

Year 3

Year 3

Mr Hall

Welcome back year 3!


As you know, I will be your teacher till the end of the year and I am so excited to share with you my plans for the next term. 


We have lots to learn, lots to talk about and most importantly, lots of fun to be had.


This is a page to find out what year 3 have been up to, to celebrate our awesomeness and find links to help with our learning. We work hard, put our best efforts to every aspect of school life and enjoy the wonderful environment and culture that creates. 



Curriculum Overview

Weekly Timetable

What are we learning this term?




This term, we will be reading 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo  which will help us as we learn how to write a narrative. We will developing our knowledge on homophones and how we turn adjectives into adverbs. We will also recap how best to use punctuation to mark sentences.

To start off the term, we will also be using a short film animation called 'The Dragon Slayer'. This will help us to focus on the structure of events in a story and write in the style of a myth or legend.



We will be focusing on the VIPERS' skill of explaining. We will look at the layout and features of different fiction and non-fiction texts and consider how effective the layout is for the reader. We will also explain how we know who the audience is and how a text could be improved to suit their needs and interests.



The spelling rules we are working on are;

  • Adding -ed, -ing, -er and -est and -y to words of one syllable ending in a singular consonant letter after the single vowel letter (fatter, hummed, runny). The letter 'x' is the exception.
  • Using the suffix -ly
  • Using the suffix- ous
  • Homophones and near homophones: to/two/ too, there/their/ they're, no/know, not/knot, meddle/medal.


Tricky words to spell:

fabulous, fantastic, together, because, beautiful, famous. 



Our first block of learning focuses on measurement. We will do this by:

  • Measuring in lengths using a variety of units.
  • Converting between units of length.
  • Finding equivalent lengths.
  • Adding and subtracting lengths


Our second block of learning focuses on fractions. We will do this by:

  • Finding unit and non unit fractions.
  • Making a whole number.
  • Developing an understanding of Tenths.
  • Finding fractions of sets of objects.


Wider curriculum


Our new topic for this term in Science is called, 'How does your garden grow.' We will be exploring the the features of plants and experimenting with conditions for growing.




We will focus on, 'The Good News of Jesus.'  We will explore what happened after that first Easter and what it means for us today.





We will be studying some of the fantastic work of Vincent van Gogh and producing work in his style through a variety of media.




Additional Information

Reading, spelling shed and TimeTable Rockstar should be completed 4-5 times a week.

PE will take place on  Friday afternoon – make sure you come to school in your kit!




Useful Links

Times Tables Rock Stars ( 


Play Guardians Maths Game | Primary Games | Fun Online Games for Kids | BBC Bitesize - BBC Bitesize

KS2 maths - Topmarks Search

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