Year 3
Year 3

Online Resources for Home Learning

Purple Mash

Class Curriculum

Welcome to Year Three

Spring Term 2020

No time to waste…another wonderful half term planned for Year Three. The children will carry on developing all of their ‘Learning Powers’ as they continue their learning journey in Key Stage Two.


Class Text- Our class text this half term is called ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’ written by Kieran Larwood. A gripping book full of danger, humour and cliffhangers.


Topic- Our topic this half term is incredible. It’s called ‘Predator!’ For more details, see the curriculum overview. The children will be learning about a range of animals and we will even be getting up close and personal to bugs and creatures at the top of the food chain, such as: the furry Tarantula, the venomous Scorpion and deadly Praying Mantis!


Writing- In writing this half term, the children will be writing a ‘cumulative’ tale, a discussion text and some festive predator haiku poems. Stay tuned and look on the website regularly as we will also be performing a story called ‘Nail Soup’ for your viewing pleasure!


Maths- In maths, the children will be learning lots about measurements:

  • Length
  • Volume
  • Time
  • Mass
  • Money


Home Learning- We will be continuing to set home learning via the school website as it is more environmentally friendly and a more efficient way of communicating. Your child will be required to:


  • read daily
  • learn five spellings (taken from the statutory framework) each week ready to be tested on Friday
  • times tables each week ready to be tested on Friday
  • learn the model text which will help your child with their writing.


Home learning can have a significant impact on your child’s progress; therefore we advise that you frequently check the website for information.


Physical Education- PE in Year Three is taught on a Tuesday and this half term we will be focusing on Hockey! As British weather can be unpredictable, we advise that your child has their PE kit in every day. The children will also be having swimming lessons at Weymouth Swimming Pool, starting on Friday 17th January.


If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact me via email ( You can also come and speak to me after school or leave a message at the office.


Mr. Prior