Year 3

 A Letter from Miss Gee

Year 3 Autumn 2 Newsletter


Our Topic 

This half term our topic will be related to our text ‘FArTHER’ which covers the themes of War and Remembrance, Dreams and Ambitions and Relationships. This links to our History topic of World War 1 and our Science topic on Materials and Forces. 

The children will be learning about the reasons why WW1 occurred and how it affected life in Britain. They will learn about the young soldiers who enlisted, and those who were left behind. 

The children will also learn about the properties of different materials and how they move through the air - and the forces which act upon them. They will be carrying out investigations and use their findings to help them choose the correct materials for an important task!

There will also be some creative tasks such as clay modelling and monoprinting!


Through our theme we will be writing structured poems, diary entries and recounts. Children will continue to develop their Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar skills and will be developing their reading skills. There will also be plenty of drama tasks!


We will be learning Multiplication and Division methods as well as continuing to improve our fluency and recall of our times tables.


In Year 3 your child will receive a set of spellings to learn and practice each week. They will have to use the words they are learning in a sentence. They will also bring home times tables to practice. We will be doing weekly quizzes to see how each child is improving. There will also be their Homework Grid of tasks to complete.


In order to make good progress, your child needs to read a minimum of five times per week. Please ensure your child reads to either an adult or an older sibling, and their reading record is signed.

Important Days 

12th/13th November 2020: Year 3 & 4 visit the Art Gallery to see the Hall of Remembrance.

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.