Welcome to Year 3

Mrs Rodgers, Miss Hesselwood and all of the children in year 3 would like to welcome you to our class page. This term our topic will be ‘The Rainforest’. Please visit our class page for regular updates on what we have been doing.

See pictures of Year 3 having fun in class below.

Diary dates

March 1st- World Book Day

March 6th and 7th- Parent’s Evening

March 9th- KS2 Quad Nations trip

March 20th- Chester Zoo trip

March 21st- Year 3/4 production of Bugsy Malone

March 26th- April 2nd- Half term



Homework tasks will be given out every half term. Children must complete one of these tasks per week and hand it in the following Monday.  Children will be given spelling homework and are expected to learn their times tables ready for our regular times tables challenges and to read with an adult each day.

Times Tables Activities


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8.40- Doors open

8.50- Register

9.00- 9.30- reading/ spelling

9.30-10.45- English

10.45- Break

11.00- Timestables

11.15-12.15 Maths

12.15- Lunch

1.15- Registration/ quiet reading

1.30-3.00- Topic

3.00- Home time/ story time

 ‘The Rainforest’

Our topic for the Spring term is ‘The Rainforest’. For more details see the link below. 

Rainforest Topic Map


In English, the children will be looking at poems about animals, persuasive letters, debates and travel brochures. They will explore the story, ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ and will be reading ‘Journey to the River Sea’. They will also learn how to use punctuation, including full stops, commas and inverted commas correctly. As well as this, they will learn how to use paragraphs, adverbial phrases, fronted adverbials and different types of sentences, in addition to developing their reading comprehension skills and a wider range of vocabulary.


In maths the children will be spending time learning their times tables. They will be learning mental and written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will also be developing their understanding of fractions, and using and converting units of measure. As well as this, they will also continue to work on telling the time and solving problems to do with time. In maths lessons, children will be using and applying the concepts they learn, as well as developing their mathematical reasoning, problem solving and entrepreneurial skills. Year 3 will also be learning new mathematical vocabulary. 


In science we will be learning about plants. Children will explore what plants need to grow. They will also explore how different plants grow in different habitats. They will observe the life cycle of a plant and learn about the parts of a plant and how water is transported through them. Year 3 will also continue to develop scientific investigation skills. They will also be learning about how to stay healthy through diet and exercise, comparing the diet of different animals and how our muscles and joints help us to move.