Welcome to Willow Class!

Year 3



Class Teacher: Miss Batool

Support Staff: Miss Wood 

Autumn Term 1

Our Topic for this half term is The Flintstones


This term in English we will be reading How to wash a Woolly Mammoth, a step by step instruction guide on how to wash your woolly mammoth. We will focus on writing our own improved set of instructions on how to wash a woolly mammoth, followed by a step by step guide on how to wash a Stone Age animal of the children's own choice. We will be using adverbials, adjectives and prepositional phrases to improve our writing. 



We're starting off this half term by continuing to develop our knowledge on place value. We will be partitioning numbers, ordering and learning to count in 50s. We will also learn 1, 10 and 100 more or less than a given number. 

Our second unit this half term will be addition and subtraction.  We will learn to add and subtract 3-digit numbers and 1s as well as 10s. We will also learn to add to add and subtract 3-digit numbers to 2-digit numbers.

We will also be continuing with our school wide push towards increasing times tables fluency so please encourage your child to work on their Key Instant Recall Facts as often as possible. 



Our Topic for this term is The Flintstones! In this topic we will be travelling back in time to learn about life during the Stone Age. We will study the work and findings of many archaeologist to understand the jobs people had and how they survived during the Stone Age. It is a very exciting and interesting topic we will have lots of fun learning about. 


 We're starting off our science with rocks this half term. We will learn about different types of natural and man made rocks. We will study where these rocks come from and where we would be most likely to see these rocks in everyday life. During this topic we will study how soil is made. 


This half term is a range of different team games. Our P.E. days are Wednesday and Thursday.  We will be doing P.E. inside and outside this half term.

 Please ensure your child has indoor pumps as well an outdoor PE kit which is clearly labelled. 



Homework will be topic based again this term and your child will be given 2-3 weeks to complete their project.  If you require any extra resources for their homework, please ask.


Please check planners for weekly spellings. They will be sent home on Monday to be tested the following Monday.


How can you help your child at home?

Your child should have a copy of their Maths Passports.  These passports are an indication of the mental maths facts your child is expected to know.  We will have time in class to work on these too. 

Please read with your child as often as possible.  Ask questions about the plot, characters and what they  think will happen.  Your child should also have a card with their username and password for access to BugClub which will be updated weekly.  You can support your child by helping them answers questions about the books.