Year 3




This Autumn Term 1 in Year 3

We will be working on our topic of Stone Age to Iron Age by learning all about our class, how people lived within those times, what their homes were like, how and what they used to hunt for their food. We will be creating Stone Age purses, making our own Stone Age homes and painting cave pictures similar to those which would have been found in caves many years ago.

In English we will be writing character descriptions of the character within our book ‘Stone Age Boy’, writing diary entries to show what a typical day was like in the Stone Age period and using our knowledge of the different word classes to create setting descriptions.

Within Maths we will be working on Place Value, learning the value of each digit up to 1000, we will be comparing and ordering numbers, learning 10 and 100 more and less and tackling word problems using our place value knowledge. We will also be having weekly arithmetic tests and working with Maths Of The Day whereby we use maths to encourage children to become more active in and around the school area.

Our Science topic is Rocks and Soils, hopefully we can even have some of the classes taught outdoors in our new outdoor learning spaces.


Our homework will be given out on a Friday and due back in by the following Wednesday.
Below are the links to Accelerated Reader, MyMaths and BugClub, your child will know their log in details or it will be in their homework book.


Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.
Make sure your PE kit is in school and has been washed over the weekend. On Tuesdays we will be working with our new PE company for the year- Si Sports and will be focusing on fitness and team work. Wednesdays we will focus on invasion games, working individually, in pairs and in teams working on skills such as catching, throwing and using this within games to support our learning.

Things you can do to help your child

Please try to read with your child daily and ask them questions about what they are reading to check their understanding. Do some maths problems with them, even if only walking round the shops and getting them to add up some prices of their favourite things. Point out road signs with numbers so they can see maths in real life contexts. Practice their spellings with them so they are ready for their tests on Fridays.


Friday 1st September 2017 – School Games – Loughborough
Tuesday 19th September 2017 – Poole’s Cavern – please make payment to the office or online.


Beijing class assembly 3.00pm in the Community Hall – 5th October 2017 – please come and support your child.
Tripoli class assembly – 1st March 2018

Long Term Plans

Year 3 have created a Long Term Plan for the school year, you may view it by clicking on the link below.

Year 3 Planning 2017-18

The long term plans at Hazel Community Primary School have been written to provide a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum that will motivate and engage the pupils at Hazel. The Long Term plans may sometimes change due to extra-curricular opportunities and additional visits.