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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 on Clive King,  who wrote ‘Stig of the Dump’ (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.




Our class book for this term is ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King. 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 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.



In Science, we will be learning about plants in the first half of the term and forces in the second half of the autumn term. We will be learning about the different parts of plants and their roles. We will also be learning about what plants need to survive and the importance of transporting water around the plant. In the second half of the term we will be studying the forces and conducting a range of investigation to develop our understanding of the different forces.


This term we will be developing our skills to create some stone age art. We will be creating our very own cave paintings. We will also be creating our own stone age jewellery using clay.



In Computing, we will be developing our understanding of network, this includes the different devices that may be part of a network, their role and their connection type (wired or wireless). In Autumn 2 we will be looking at digital literacy. We will be focusing on the skill of using email to communicate.



This term we will be looking at Litter Pickers. We will explore and evaluate a range of existing products before making our own. We will then learn different ways to join our materials, how to create a mechanisim to allow the litter picker to move. Finally, we will make our own product and evaluate it once it is finished. 



This term we will be introducing the children to this new language and begin to develop their basic vocabulary around everyday languages such as greetings and animals.



Our Geography focus this term is Settlements, we will learn about the different types of settlements and consider the different factors that may effect where a settlement is located.



At the beginning of this term by introducing the children a new instrument and begin to make music by thinking about the notes that we can play using this instrument.



In Autumn 1, we will be developing our skills and understanding of the invasion game, netball. We will learn the rules of the game and the skills that are associated with it. We will also be looking at dance and thinking about how we can move our bodies in time the music.


In Autumn 2, we will start to work on our skills and understanding of the invasion game of tag rugby and continue to develop our skills of athletics.



Following the Jigsaw programme, we will be looking at Being Me and Celebrating Difference through a variety of discussion tasks and activities.



In Autumn 1, we will be learning about the Christian creation story and what Christians believe about the creation of the world. In Autumn 2, we will continue to learn about Christian beliefs with a focus what they believe about God.

Useful Information

Home learning

This will be set at the following times:

Maths and English  – Monday to be handed in on Friday.

Reading – 10 minutes reading daily. We ask that an adult signs the reading diary and it is handed in at least once per week. This is a whole school focus this year!

Spellings: There will be weekly tests on Friday.

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.

Useful Links 

Maths Calendar