Welcome to the Year 3 Webpage

Class 3EA


Welcome Back to School September 2018!

By Mrs Ethell


There are lots of exciting dates for Year 3 this half term:

Monday 18th September- Class BRASS lessons begin

Friday 28th   September Corrie Forum

Thursday 4th October – Individual School Photos

Tuesday 9th October KS2- Film Night 3.30pm

– Harvest Assembly visit to St Mary’s

Friday 19th October- Excellent Citizen Assembly

Friday 19th October- Autumn Hot Pot Supper 7pm-10pm

Friday 26th October Corrie Forum

And remember…after all that fun, school closes for Half Term

at 3.30pm on Thursday  25th October.


*8am as usual for Breakfast Club Children



Our learning in Year 3:

Autumn 1


Autumn Term 1
Strands Summary
Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Use multiple of 5 and 10 bonds to 100 to solve additions and subtractions; add and subtract 1-digit numbers to and from 2-digit numbers
Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Compare and order 2- and 3- digit numbers; count on and back in 10s and 1s; add and subtract 2-digit numbers; solve problems using place value
Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Know multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables; doubling and halving
Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Measurement (MEA); Geometry: properties of shapes (GPS); Statistics (STA) Know and understand the calendar, including days, weeks, months, years; tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes on analogue and digital clocks; know the properties of 3D shapes
Number and place value (NPV); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA) Comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers; subtracting from 2-digit numbers; using prediction to estimate calculations



English: Featured Text “Stone Age Boy” by Satoshi Kitamura

Writing a story set in the past- My Stone Age Adventure. Other texts for interrogation and book talk: Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and Oi! Caveboy by Alan MacDonald. Also we will look at information text including instructions through the book How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson.


Science: Moving and Feeding

Understanding that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow, and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. Investigating some of the health problems associated with not eating well. Knowing that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet. Listing  the types of food that we need and why we need the, and  constructing a balanced food plate. Finding out that animals have different dietary requirements and some foods humans eat may be poisonous to animals.  Discussing the role of the muscles and skeleton, and described what would happen if we didnʼt have them.


Topic: The Stone Age – when was the Stone Age? – timelines, stone age people, their homes and survival (History focus);

Where did Stone Age people come from – travelling and settling, Stone Age Weather Report (Geography and History focus); Stone Age Art and Craft – cave paintings (Art focus); Stone Age weapons and jewellery – spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces (DT focus)


PHSE: JIGSAW Being Me In My World –  our thoughts and feelings during new experiences. First opportunity to begin considering our targets and how we will invest in ourselves this half term. Building a class and whole school charter for rights and responsibilities.


RE: What do different people believe about God?


PE: Games: Throwing and Receiving                      Gymnastics: Rolling, Stretching and Curling


Music: BRASS


ICT: E safety – data safe    Blogging –  how to use school webpage to leave and comment on blogs      Navigating– finding the school website, logging in to school apps


MFL: French – Nice to meet you! Greetings and introductions







Take Away Homework: a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. Follow this link to see your Homework for this half term. A copy is also stuck inside your homework book.

Homework can be presented in any way the children wish, so if they have published something using an iPad, tablet or computer please email it to us! F.A.O Mrs Ethell, Mrs Akhtar or Mrs Paton to admin@corrie.tameside.sch.

A maths facts practise sheet and spelling sheet is also homework that must be completed every week.

REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW. After that you will achieve RED for that week.


Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Reading books are changed or checked every Wednesday but will be changed on other days if a book has been completed. You are expected to complete a book or two per week for shorter books and one per week for longer reads. When you move to much longer off scheme books read several pages your book at least twice a week. Always complete any comprehension or activity sheets given with your book before you ask for your book changed.


REMEMBER: your reading diary must be signed by your grown up at home on two separate occasions to show you have read AT LEAST twice in a week at home. BOOKS WILL NOT BE CHANGED  if diaries are not signed twice for the week. Reading Books and Diaries need to handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Home Reading in your Assertive Mentoring. BRING YOUR READING BOOK EVERYDAY WHETHER IT NEEDS CHANGING OR NOT!



Want more?

You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:






You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.


Practising Spellings At Home



Year 2 common exception words.


Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words


Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples



Homework and Assertive Mentoring Grades






Important information for You and your Grown Ups

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform. We have a permanent marker if you need to write your child’s name in their jumper etc.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in School all week as PE days can change in school.
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day. Take it home each day and ask your grown up to clean and refill for you.
  • All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc. You may bring your own football to play with at lunch play but put your name on and be responsible for looking after it sensibly.
  • Do not bring toys or precious items unless arranged with your grown up and your teacher.

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