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Year 3

Year 3 @ Mount Street Primary


Welcome to the Summer 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 Phillip Pullman,  who wrote ‘The Firework Maker's Daughter’ (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 of Fractions from the Spring term, with daily arithmetic questions. At the start of the term we will be learning about Time and Shape and Angles. After half term, we will start to learn about Mass and capacity. All children will be expected to revise their times tables at home daily.



Our class book for this term is ‘The Firework Maker's Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman. In English, we will be using our class book as inspiration for writing a Science-Fiction-Meeting story . We will also be discussing and writing our own Recounts.  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 practised weekly.


In Science, we will be investigating Light and Rocks and Soils. We will be learning about how light travels, it's effected by objects and how the eye can see light. Then we will be learning about the different types of Rocks and soils and how these rocks are formed. Further we will be learning about how fossils are formed.  Throughout our lessons, we will use our scientific skills to conduct experiments and discuss our findings.  


This term we will be developing our skills in using mixed media around the theme of Mythology and considering Traditional, Modern and Contemporary artistic styles.



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 Food technology.  We will learn about textiles and sewing, we will be making our own small pocket/ pencil case. We will focus on joining our fabrics and attaching a fastening. 



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.



Our Geography focus this term will be on Volcanoes, Mountains and Earthquakes. We will look at the structure of the earth and how this can cause the formation of mountains and volcanoes and later move on to how earthquakes are caused.



At the beginning of this term all the learning is focused around the development of our ability to play the recorder.


This term, we will be continuing to develop our Throwing and Catching skills, with a focus on Striking and Fielding games. We will also be developing our knowledge and skills of athletics. In 




This term we will be thinking about Relationships and How our body changes.  We will be thinking about different relationships and how we can make sure that everyone has an equal chance. Then will move onto how our body grows and changes we may experience




This term we will be asking the question ‘What kind of world would Jesus want?’.  We will explore Christian stories and how this effects their beliefs 


Later in the term, we will be asking the question ‘How and why people try to make the world a better place?’ We will be learning about a range of different people and how and why they tried to make the world a better place.

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