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Y3- Owl Class

Welcome to Year 3 

Mrs Purkiss, Mrs Weeden, Mrs Hughes and Mrs Martin 


Welcome to Year 3!


The following information gives an outline of planned work for the Autumn term.




This term the children will be learning to write in a range of genre, story writing including character and setting descriptions and a newspaper report.

English lessons will be planned and taught using a main text that is linked to our theme for the term. This term's text is Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone



I would like children to read as often as possible at home, and they will read regularly in school. I have a selection of reading materials, including newspapers and non-fiction texts, and the children have at least one session per day for reading for pleasure.



Please ensure your children continue to learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables. I would encourage all children to login to TT Rockstars as often as possible.

Our learning will be focused upon place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division.



This term we will be investigating forces and magnets. The children will develop their scientific vocabulary and conduct a variety of experiments. 



The children will be following the purple mash scheme of work and learning about internet safety. The children will use computing skills to research other areas of the curriculum.



This term we will study what life was like during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Children will learn about the three different periods of the Stone Age. 



This term Geography will be understanding how volcanoes are formed and, as a class, we will investigate why people choose to live near volcanoes.


Art/ DT:

This term we will continue to develop skills in Art by creating textures with different implements; oil pastels, pencils, charcoal.

We will mix colours and know which are primary, secondary and tertiary and use a sketch book to collect and develop ideas.


If you have any questions or concerns, please email me and I will get back to you.

Thank you for your continued support 😊



PE – Friday every week until the end of the term 


The PE kit is as follows:


  • Plain white t-shirt, preferably without any logos. This doesn’t include football tops.
  • Black/navy shorts.
  • Trainers or plimsolls
  • Hair should be tied back and earrings should be removed whenever possible. If ears are newly-pierced, then they may be taped up for PE lessons. Necklaces and watches should be removed.
  • Their school jumper.