Year 3


Welcome to Year 3’s web page.

What year 3 are up to this term


Miss Thompson

TA – Mrs Motlagh


Miss Deadman



We will be starting a new Power of Reading book called The Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady and will be focusing on these skills in English:

  • Writing our own narrative with a historical setting
  • Producing our own instructions on how to make a volcano.

Throughout the year there will be great emphasis on grammar, spelling, punctuation and reading. It would be wonderful if you could support your child at home in these areas.

Foundation Subjects

We will also be covering these topics in our other learning:

In History we are continuing to learn about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age, specifically understanding what life was like and how it changed over time.

In DT, we are exploring structure, design and materials as we make our very own volcano.

Gymnastics and quick cricket in PE.


We will be focusing on embedding our knowledge of multiplication, division, telling the time and lines and angels within a shape. In particular, we will be learning about:

  • Telling the time in 12 hour and 24 hour, digital and analogue clock.
  • Looking at right angels and different types of lines in a shape. We will be including a lot of active maths within this where the children will be exploring the topic.
  • ¬†Improving our knowledge on our 3,4&8 times tables. Using these skills to answer multiplication and division problems using the formal written methods.


Our RE topic in term 5 is all about Celebrating Easter and Pentecost, which will include:

  • Knowing what happens during Easter and Pentecost and reflecting on how Jesus made the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Understanding the importance of the scripture about these special times and what it means for us.
  • Knowing that Jesus died and rose again so that our sins can be forgiven. We will reflect on how this is the greatest gift.


Our topic for term 5 is Rocks. Specifically, we will be learning about:

  • The three main types of Rocks and how they are formed.
  • Looking at what a fossil is and how they are formed.
  • Developing onto how soils are made from rocks.

There will be many opportunities for the children to explore this topic through the exciting experiments that we have planned. 

Half term Dip and Do Homework


Explore your home, garden and local area and photograph or draw the following:

– parallel, perpendicular, vertical and horizontal lines

– right, obtuse and acute angles



Explore one of the news reports on Newsround (CBBC iplayer) and note down the key features in the report. Do they use formal language? Do they repeat important facts? Then, write a news report to show what you have done on your half term break.



Create a factfile for a volcano found in another country. Draw and label the volcano too.



Keep a diary over the half term and write about how you are a good Christian. How have you spoken to God? How have you followed the 10 Commandments? How are you living out Jesus’ words?





When your teacher uploads a housekeeping letter to the website it will appear in the list below.


Click the button to view posts that your teacher has put up about homework or look for an uploaded file in the directory below.

Homework Posts


Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Call us now and speak to our Business Manager Mrs Cleall-Harding

St Michaels RCP School and Nursery, Hills Terrace, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6PX
Website Hosted by: EiS - Kent County Council © St Michael's RC Primary School and Nursery 2015 | All Rights Reserved
English English Polski Polski