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Year 3

 Spring 2 in Year 3!!!


The Year 3 team:

3 Crystal  - Mrs Loynds 


3 Lion -  Mrs Davis (Mon-Wed)

and Mrs McVeigh (Thurs/Fri) 



Our topic this half term is

Rock on!

We will be learning about what is under our feet with a science focus on rocks, soils and fossils.


In English, our focus will be on story writing in the science fiction genre.


In our RE lessons, we will learn about Salvation and our key question is ’Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday?’





PE days will be Monday and Friday.  This term's PE will be indoors please remember to come in school PE Kit - red T-shirt, navy or black jogging bottoms/leggings and navy or black jumper/hoodie. If possible, please wear shorts under joggers so that children can take off a layer when they get warm through exercise. Please note that long hair must be tied back and jewellery must be removed (including earrings).



 Please remember to label kit and all uniform with your child's name.

**As the weather remains cold please ensure your child's hats, scarves and gloves are also labelled!


Number Heroes are completed every week. These 'Clubs' focus on Times Tables, starting with 2's, 5's and 10's and moving on to include 3's, 4's and 6's. Children will bring their 'Club Sheet' home each week so that can work on correcting any errors for the following week.


Water bottles. Please send your child with a named water bottle every day. Children must only touch their own water bottle.


Lunch boxes and water bottles remain the only items that should be brought into school from home please.


TT Rock Stars. Please continue to support your children in accessing TT Rock Stars. Their log on details are in their reading records. This will help with learning of Times Tables.


Mathletics - tasks are set weekly, linked to classroom learning. These short activities will consolidate work done in school and once they are completed children can use all the other features of Mathletics including play live.


Spelling shed - these tasks are also set weekly, linked to our weekly spelling focus. These short activities will consolidate work done in school and once they are completed children can use features of Spelling shed to earn points to edit their avatar.


Hand washing will be regular and hand gel will be applied.


In Maths this term Year 3 will cover:
Number - Multiplication and Division
Measurement: Money
Measurement: length and perimeter
Number - Fractions

In English this term Year 3 will cover:
Traditional Stories with repeated phrases

Explanation texts
Concrete poetry

Sci-Fi story writing

If you have some spare time, you might like to try some of these activities:
Read!! Enjoy a book, read about the places you visit or research your favourite science or history topic.
Practise your times tables. In year 3, our aim is to know the following times tables forwards and backwards (eg.  2 x 3 = 6  and  3 x 2 = 6  so  6 ÷ 2 = 3  and  6 ÷ 3 = 2): 2 x table, 10 x table, 5 x table then 3 x table, 4 x table and 8 x table.
Maths: Keep working on telling the time, using money when you go to the shops, measuring in the kitchen and playing games involving dice and counting.
Writing: You might like to write a diary, send a postcard, make up a quiz to test your family or friends, write a story or copy from a book to work on your handwriting.


Rock on! Homework tasks


Suggested additional learning activities: 



Research different types of rocks, soils and fossils.


Go on a rock hunt! Can you identify different types of rocks that you find?​


Make a rockery - either a real one in the garden or out of junk - ASK AN ADULT FIRST!


Make a cartoon or an animation to explain how fossils are formed.

Visit the Think Tank science museum in Birmingham.



Visits / useful websites:


​Visit the Think Tank -

Visit the FREE Lapworth Museum of Geology, Edgbaston -


​Visit Dudley Museum and Art Gallery - geology displays -








Believe, achieve and shine brighter together.