Welcome to Year 3

3B                                                                               3Y

Teacher- Ms K Haigh/Mrs S Wright                             Teacher - Mr A Litchfield

Teaching Assistant – Mrs C Iddin                                Teaching Assistant - Miss E Cooke

Learning Support Assistant - Ms C Best


Important days

Homework will be given out on Friday and must be returned by Wednesday. If your child needs help with their homework, please speak with their class teacher before the return day.

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the week. They must have shorts and a t-shirt for indoor PE and trainers and a warm tracksuit for outdoor PE. No earrings are allowed to be worn during PE.

We change reading books four times per week. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Please read as much as possible at home with your child. Ask them questions about their book to check their understanding and discuss any unknown vocabulary.



Our topic this term is Manchester City United. We will be finding out about the city we live in by researching buildings, famous people, and using maps to locate where we live and famous landmarks. We will be visiting the city centre to help us explore.


This term we will be reading, writing, ordering and comparing numbers from 0-1000. We will add and subtract 3 digit numbers using partitioning and the column method. The children will have a times table challenge on Tuesdays, so please help them to learn their 2, 4, 5 and 10 times tables off by heart.



In English, we will be reading ‘Wonder Goal’ by Michael Foreman. The children will be learning some of the text through Talk for Writing. They will be focussing on extending their vocabulary and using it to write descriptively. They will also be continuing to use a range of punctuation in their writing: ! ? , . We will also be learning about information texts as part of our topic on Manchester. We will be examining a range of tourist information leaflets and will use these to help us write our own information leaflet on Manchester. Once we have visited the city centre, the children will be planning, writing and performing a tourist information movie.



In Year 3, the children will continue to learn a range of spelling rules. These include:

  • Spelling words with suffixes ‘ed’, ‘ing’, ‘s’, ‘es’, ‘er’.
  • Spelling words with prefixes ‘un’, ‘dis’, ‘mis’ and ‘re’.
  • To spell contracted words. e.g. ‘won’t’.
  • To spell some of the Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words.
  • To spell homophones: brake/break, grate/great, weight/wait, son/sun.


There will be a weekly spelling test every Friday.



Please see the attached document for help in supporting your child/children with reading: