Year 3 - Dolphins

Spring term


Happy New Year! 


Welcome back _ we hope you had a great Christmas break.


We have loads of amazing things planned for this term


In English, we are going to start off with some creative poetry, followed by writing our own portal stories – based around our class novel – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, he Witch and the Wardrobe. We will also be writing persuasive texts, myths and information texts linked to our history topic of Ancient Greece. 


In maths, we will be developing our 4 operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also be looking at money and then moving on to fractions. Our times tables are another main focus throughout this year so please go on Times tables Rockstars as much as possible at home.


In history, we will be learning about Ancient Greece and how they have influenced our world today.  We will be learning about Islam in our RE lessons, and how to keep a healthy body and healthy mind in PSHE.  In music, we are lucky enough to have Jamie coming into school to continue to teach us how to play the ukuleles. We are extremely lucky to have a Mr Miller from the TGA coming in to teach us French.  Our topics in science are Animals including Humans, then moving on to learning all about Forces.  In Art we will be using clay to create art inspired by the Ancient Greeks.


Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday - don't forget that as well as the work in books, children should play games on Spelling Shed and Times Tables Rockstars as part of their weekly homework.  Also, of course, children should be reading for about 20 minutes at least 3 times a week and recording this in the homework books. 


As ever, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to catch me at the gate after school or contact the school office to make an appointment. 


Best wishes


Mr Naughton


Welcome to Year 3, Dolphins!


We hope you have had an amazing summer break and are ready for all the exciting things we have planned this term.


 In English, we will be starting by writing some description poetry about Dolphins. We will the be looking at ‘The Egg’ by MP Robertson and writing our own descriptive stories. We will be using this book in our guided reading lessons and then writing out own set of instructions on how to do somethings very daring and dangerous! Remember to log in to Rising stars and spelling shed at home too!


In maths we are going to be starting by focusing on place value – looking at numbers into the 100000’s! We will be re-visiting our four operations and practising them in our Daily Dashboard lessons too. We will be focusing on our times tables, as always, so it would be really helpful if you could practise these at home with your Times Table Rockstars account (the log in will be in the front of your homework books).

In R.E we will be looking at Hinduism at in particular, Hindu Gods. We will be doing lots of comparisons between Hindu beliefs in gods and other religions.


Our history topic this term is Stone age to Iron age which is a really interesting time in history because we will be looking at the first people to live in Britain! This will be supported by a lot of texts and media sources. This also links really well to our science topic this term which is Rocks and Soils.


Our P.E lessons will take place on a Tuesday and Friday and we will be developing our skills in tag rugby and hockey – these are likely to be two new sports to the children. We are also lucky enough to have Coach Sharon in to do a Boxercise after school club so if you want to join this club then bring your letters back or let me know and I will get you another one! One of the major advantages of being in Key Stage 2 now is that we can spend lots more time in our Basecamp! We will be doing our training to ensure we are using it safely and effectively over the first few weeks of the term!


Homework will be given out every Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday – this will include some maths, some spellings and a half termly topic challenge. We also expect you to read at home regularly and make sure you keep a record of this in the back of your homework books.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to ask – there will always be someone on the gate or feel free to make an appointment at the office.


Mr Naughton, Mrs McBroom, Mrs Hobson, Mrs Dickinson, Mrs Saunders