Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 class news page! We are Mrs Berry and Mrs Williams and we are the class teacher for Year 3.  Year 3 is the start of KS2 for our children, and we work hard to ensure all our children transition to a new key stage as smoothly as possibly.


Year 3 Staff

Mrs A Berry

  • PPA Teacher

Mrs E Williams

  • Teacher

Mrs S Tilbury

  • Teaching Assistant


Overview for Autumn 1



Week 2 The Magic Box

To use adjectives or adjectival phrases to describe using the senses.

Plan, write and edit a free verse poem based on Kit Wrights ‘The Magic Box’

Week 3 Stone Age Boy

To ask and answer questions about a text

To use a thesaurus to improve writing

To express time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions

Week 4 To prepare a short drama performance based on a book

To understand and use the 1st or 3rd person consistently

To use written dialogue between two characters

To write an alternative ending

Week 5 To write paragraphs for each stage of the story, ensuring that the sequence is clear and the plot develops

To plan a story with a prehistoric setting

Plan and write structured stories

Proofread own work for spelling and punctuation errors

Week 6 and 7 Instructions

To summarise the main points in a text.

To make notes.

To turn notes into sentences by grouping information and adding detail



Week 2 To represent 3 digit numbers using physical resources such as Base 10.

To partition 3 digit numbers and identify the value of a digit in a 3 digit number.

To compare and order numbers up to 1000 using understanding of place value To understand how to read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words.

Week 3 To find 10 more or less than a given number.

 To find 100 more or less than a given number.

 To find 100 more or less than a given number.

Week 4 Mentally add a 1 digit number to a 3 digit number

Mentally add a 2 digit multiple of 10 to a 3 digit number.

Mentally add a 3 digit multiple of 100 to a 3 digit number.

Column addition of 2, 3 digit numbers without regrouping.

Column addition of 2 numbers regrouping 1’s.

Week 5 Column addition of 2 numbers regrouping 10’s.

Column Addition Word problems. .

Using estimation to check calculations.

Mentally subtract a 1 digit number from a 3 digit number.

Mentally subtract a 2 digit multiple of 10 or 100 from a 3 digit number.

Week 6 Column subtraction of 2 numbers without regrouping.

Column subtraction of 2 numbers regrouping 1’s.

Column subtraction of 2 numbers regrouping 10’s.

Column subtraction of 2 numbers regrouping twice

Week 7 Solve problems involving subtraction, estimating answer

Application of understanding of addition and subtraction using estimation and the inverse to verify.


Science Forces and Magnets

Recognise that a push or pull can change the speed or direction of an object.

Compare how things move on different surfaces

Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

Describe magnets as having two poles

Computing  Touch Typing
Topic The Stone Age
R.E. The Life of Muhammed
P.E. Swimming – Tuesdays

Stone Age Dance – Wednesdays

DT  Design and make a healthy sandwich
Music Let your Spirit Fly
PSHE Our value for September is ‘Teamwork’. Our value for October is ‘diversity’

Current Homework


Homework will be given out on a Monday and handed in the following Monday

1-2 Pages CGP set weekly – Alternate weeks Grammar/Maths

Weekly spelling lists (given in spelling practise book). Spellings to be given out and tested on a Monday.

Daily reading – recorded in the diary

Weekly practise of 3x, 4x and 8x tables