Learning in Year 3 this half term:



This half term the children will continue to write their own mystery stories based on Ottoline and Mr. Monroe from the class book ‘Ottoline and the Yellow cat’. We will then move on to the book ‘James and the Giant Peach’. The children will find a peach growing in their classroom and this will start their adventure. We will look at various texts types and techniques including dialogue, instructions and newspaper reports.


In mathematics we will continue to focus on money using all 4 operations and then we will explore shape with a focus on angles and turns. Towards the end of the school year we will look at a unit on statistics where the children will be able to apply their reasoning and problem solving skills.



In RE we will continue to find out what it means to be a Sikh in Britain today. We will:

  • Identify some of the core beliefs of Sikhism, e.g. one God, the message of Guru Nanak, equality and service
  • Make clear links between the Mool Mantar and Sikh beliefs and actions
  • Offer informed suggestions about what some of the teachings of the Gurus mean to Sikhs today.
  • Make simple links between the life of at least one of the Gurus and some actions Sikhs take today (e.g. Guru Nanak and the langar; Guru Gobind Singh and the Khalsa)
  • Give some examples that demonstrate that remembering God, working hard and serving others are important to Sikhs today.
  • Raise questions about what matters to Sikhs (e.g. equality, service, honest work), and say why they still matter today.
  • Make links between key Sikh values and life in the world today, identifying which values would make most difference in pupils’ own lives and in the world today
  • Talk about what we have learned and whether we have changed our thinking.


Creative Curriculum (Topic):

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll also program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation, make animal collages and learn about the interesting (and disgusting) world of parasites!



In computing this half term, we will be developing the children’s graphic and presentation skills by introducing painting on a computer. We’ll learn about layout and publications by combining texts and images.



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

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St Chad's Church of England Primary School Northolme Avenue West Park Leeds West Yorkshire LS16 5QR Telephone: 0113 274 7110 Email: office@stchadsprimary.net For all school information and enquires, or to make contact with a member of staff, please contact Mrs. Katy Dixon, Senior Administrator 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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