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Year 3

Year 3 @ Mount Street Primary


Welcome to the Autumn Term in Year 3!


This term, we will be studying an engaging array of topics across the subjects, including continuing to develop our love of reading. Our author study this term will be focused on Tom Mclaughlin,  who wrote ‘The Accidental Prime Minster’ (this term’s whole class novel).



As ever, if you have any questions or queries, please do get in touch via Dojo or the school office.  We will always do our best to answer any questions while ensuring that your child is happy in school.




In Maths, we will be consolidating our learning about place value and operations from Year 2, with daily arithmetic questions. At the start of the term we will expand our Maths knowledge by moving from the ones and tens into the hundreds. Then, we will apply this knowledge when learning how to add and subtract. After half term, we will revise our knowledge of times tables and start to multiply and divide. All children will be expected to revise their times tables at home on a daily basis.



Our class book for this term is ‘The Accidental Prime Minster' by Tom McLaughlin. In English, we will be using our class book as inspiration for writing an adventure story. We will also be discussing and writing our own instruction texts on how to care for prehistoric creatures. Furthermore, we will be exploring shape/calligram poems and the use of figurative devices within them. Within all our writing, we will be working on a range of grammatical features including the use of fronted adverbials, expanded noun phrases and continuing to use a range of conjunctions to expand our sentences. Reading, spelling and handwriting will be practiced weekly.


In Science, we will be investigating forces and plants. We will use our scientific skills to conduct experiments and discuss our findings. Throughout our lessons, we will use our scientific skills to conduct experiments and discuss our findings.  




In History, we will be studying the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be researching key events and exploring what happened during this time.



In Geography we will be learning about settlements and considering how land is used.



This term we will be developing our skills through creating art to resemble would could have been made in the stone age. We will make our own cave paintings and design our own stone age jewellery.



In Computing, we will be developing our understanding of computer systems and how information is transferred between systems and devices. We will consider small-scale systems as well as large-scale systems and explain the input, output, and process aspects of a variety of different real-world systems. This term, we will also be developing our coding skills, by planning, writing and debugging our own simple computer games. We will design characters and backgrounds and create a working prototype.



This term we will be focusing on Mechanisms.   We will develop our practical knowledge and skills using a range of tools to develop techniques create our own prototype for a litter picker.



This term we will be developing our vocabulary around a range of subjects including numbers, school and animals.  We will listen to stories, learn phrases and rehearse speaking and writing in French.



This year we will be learning to play the recorder. We will have a specialist music teacher come into the classroom and develop the children technique playing and their ability to read the music they are playing.



In Autumn 1, we will be continuing to develop our movement skills, with a focus on Dance. We will also be developing our knowledge and skills in invasion games, with a focus on improving our ball skills and how we can link these together in a game. In Autumn 2, we will start to work on our athletic skills, with a focus on running at different speeds and performing a running jump.




This term we will be thinking about ourselves and celebrating differences. We will discuss why we are amazing and think about how everyone is different and how we can celebrate this.




This term we will be asking the question ‘What do Christians learn from the creation story?’.  We will identify and explain Christians beliefs about creations and how this impacts their overall beliefs and their religious practices.  Later in the term, we will be asking the question ‘What is it like to follow God?’ We will be learning about the bible, the story of Noah and what a pact is.

Useful Information

Home learning

This will be set at the following times:

Maths and English  – Tuesday to be handed in on the following Monday.

Reading – 10 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week.

Times Tables:  TT Rock Stars daily.


Games and PE

Children will need their PE kit in school all week as children  MUST have P.E. kit to take part for health and safety reasons.


Kit:        Trainers, white shirt, blue/black shorts, football/trainer socks.

In colder weather, a plain tracksuit may be worn outdoors for games.


Please ensure that all items of clothing are named. A small named bag containing your PE kit is all that is necessary as cloakroom space is limited.  Please keep your PE kit in school and we will ensure that it is sent home each half term for washing.



As so many of us are spending more and more time online, it is important that the children have a secure knowledge of how to be safe.  We will discuss various issues regarding this each week.  If your child or yourself have any questions linked to their online world, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or have a look at some of the links below.



ass Information 

  • P.E. will be on Wednesday and Friday
  • Homework will be given out on a Tuesday and will be due in on the following Monday.
  • Guided reading books will be checked daily. The children are expected to read for a minimum of 10 minutes a day. This will need to be recorded in their books and signed by an adult.
  • Please come in to see me if you want to discuss anything.


Useful Links 

Maths Calendar