Year 3 2017 - 2018

Mr Dean

Year 3 teacher

Miss Brocklesby

Miss Jones

Mrs Nourine

Firstly, would like to welcome all children to Year 3! We have an exciting term ahead of us with our topic, Volcanoes. We would like to share with you what the children will be learning this term.

Supporting your child

Using the internet at home or visiting the local library would allow your child to research and increase their learning of the topics in the Year 3 curriculum.

Children in 3B will need their P.E. kits on Tuesdays.
Children in 3D will need their P.E. kits on Mondays.

All of the children are given home reading books to read at home. Please continue to listen to your child reading at home for ten minutes per night and ask your child questions about the text your child has read. Having an adult or older sibling listen to them reading will benefit your child immensely and help them to make excellent progress in reading. Please sign your child’s reading record each time you read with them and ensure they have this in school with them to change their book.

May we remind you that homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in on a Monday or Tuesday by the latest. All homework should be completed without help where possible.

Spellings are handed out on Monday and should be practised every day to prepare for the test on Friday.
The children also do a times tables test every Friday. Please practise the relevant times tables (2x, 5x, 10x, 3x, 4x, 8x) as much as you can. To practise both should only take 10 minutes a night.

As a parent or guardian of a child in Year 3, you are always welcome to speak to us at any time; we will try to be available outside at the beginning and end of the school day.


In this unit, the children will be reading the story Escape from Pompeii.

They shall write diary entries from the perspective of a character in the story.


In year 3 we shall be looking at the following topics

Place Value

Addition (using the column method)

Subtraction (using the column method)

Multiplication. Year 3 pupils are expected to recall facts from the 2x, 5x, 10x table as well as 3x 4x and 8x table.


In science the children will be exploring rocks. They will be finding out about different rocks and their properties. They will be carrying out investigations to determine which rocks are best to use for different purposes.


The children learn about coding using Purple Mash which can be accessed from home using the log in which is stuck into the front page of children’s homework books.

Theme work: History, Geography, Art & D&T

The children will be focussing on the topic 'Volcanoes. This involves looking at the features of volcanoes and the areas in which they are found. We will be creating landscape pictures of volcanoes using a variety of mediums.


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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 219 6630
Fax: 0161 231 0372

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