Learning in Year 3 this half term:


This half term we will embark on another History topic - Celts and Romans. We are really looking forward to our Day at Murton Park on the 22nd January where we will have the opportunity to spend the day as a Roman and really appreciate what life would have been like.



Our main unit for this half term is non-fiction texts. We will explore the Big Question: Where would you like to live? As a class we will read the interactive eBook, retrieving and collating information about different countries and identifying the similarities and differences between the lives of children around the world. We will learn about how to present information using paragraphs and headings.



In mathematics we will be working on two areas of maths:


  • Measurement
    • In this unit we will measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm), mass (kg/g) and volume/capacity (l/ml). We will measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes and add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts.
  • Geometry – properties of shapes
    • In this unit we will draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials. We will learn how to recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them. We will understand that angles are a property of shape or a description of a turn and identify right angles, recognising that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn. We will also be able to identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.
    • In Arithmetic lessons we will continue to look at written methods of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).



In RE we are studying a unit on salvation with the focus being on the Easter story.  Pupils will offer suggestions for what the texts about the entry into Jerusalem, and the death and resurrection of Jesus might mean and will give examples of what the texts studied mean to some Christians. They will make simple links between the Gospel texts and how Christians mark the Easter events in their church communities. They will describe how Christians show their beliefs about Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday in worship. Pupils will make links between some of the stories and teachings in the Bible and life in the world today, expressing some ideas of their own clearly.


Creative Curriculum (Topic):

We’ll sort everyday items into solids, liquids and gases. Using our investigative skills we’ll explore capacity and the properties of liquids. Becoming super scientists, we’ll investigate chemical reactions and states of matter. We’ll research the use of anaesthetic and learn what life was like without it!  In our art and design sessions we will make chocolate hearts and bath bombs! We’ll also create canvas art on a large scale!



In computing this half term, we will be looking at word processing. We will learn how to change the case of text, align text, use bullets and numbering, use the <ctrl> key, insert and format text boxes, using two hands for typing, creating and organise files and folders, using some of the main keyboard shortcuts, searching for files and saving work in my folder.



Pupils will continue to develop the fundamental movement skills and will apply these to a variety of games

Meet Our Staff


Year 3 Class Teacher

Miss Turnbull

Links & Resources
St Chad's Church of England Primary Academy Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: katy.dixon@stchadsprimary.net Abbey Multi Academy Trust, c/o Chapter House Abbey Grange C of E Academy Butcher Hill Leeds LS16 5EA Telephone: 0113 275 7877 Email: enquiries@abbeytrust.org
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