Year 3

 A Letter from Miss Gee

Year 3 Autumn 1 Newsletter


Our Topic 

This half term our topic will be related to our Text ‘The Rabbits’ which covers themes of Invasion and Diversity. This links to our History topic about The Anglo Saxons and their invasion of Britain and subsequent integration into the population. 

The children will be learning about how to order events on timelines and begin to develop a chronological understanding of the various invasions of Britain.

The children will learn about the Anglo-Saxon way of life, about their settlements and villages and how they survived. They will examine artefacts and look for clues as to how people in the past lived.

This theme will also relate Geography and to how Britain has changed.  Children will be using ICT, maps and atlases to identify cities, rivers, mountains and other geographical features of our land. 

The children will also be getting creative and making some Anglo-Saxon Jewellery and masks!


Our English topic for Autumn 1 will be the book ‘The Rabbits’. Children will be consolidating and revisiting what they have learned in Year 2 about writing sentences using correct punctuation. We will be writing some factual reports and some short stories and working lots on our spellings!


In Maths we will be securing our number understanding of place value of 2 digit numbers and then moving on to understanding 3 digit numbers. We will be practicing our times tables making sure we know our 2s, 5s and 10s very well before moving on to 3’s and beyond!


Your child will receive spellings to practice on a Monday and must please return these on Friday. On the back of this sheet is a 5 minute times table grid for your child to practice their recall knowledge and improve their score each week!


Your child will be sent home with a book to read which will be regularly changed. Your child is expected to read with an adult a minimum of five times per week. Please sign their reading record when they have read. This will ensure your child makes progress in reading in school. Please talk about stories and enjoy them together. This will really help!

Important Days 

Due to COVID-19 we have had to temporarily postpone curriculum mornings and the harvest festival. We hope to be able to invite you into school as soon as it is safe.

Dates for the diary

Please check the website for advance notice of all school events for the whole year ahead.

Home Learning Activities

If your child is required to self-isolate due to Covid-19 please find below a range of activities and resources that you can access and do at home. Please see the homework grid and activities for your child's class - there is lots on there to keep you busy and some tasks can be done more than once. You can also practise spellings and phonics as well as reading.

In the event of your child's bubble being closed to self isolate more information will be provided relating to online learning and lessons.