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Year 3 Miss Millward

Hello Year 3,


It is great to see you have all settled so well in class this week and have come in ready and eager to learn. Our topic this half term is the Stone Age, which will be taught as an enquiry, focussing on changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  Most of our English this term will also be based on the Stone Age. Maths will begin by consolidating place value with the start of term lessons being hands on lessons. A big push throughout year 3 is the knowledge of times tables - ready for the national test next year in year 4.


As you are now all sensible year 3's, you are responsible for changing your reading books when you need to. Your reading record must be signed by a parent at least 3 times a week and brought in on a Friday for us to see all the fabulous reading you have completed at home. You will also be set homework on Google Classroom each week. Do not worry though, we will be practising getting onto Google Classroom in the first 2 weeks in September. In addition, as a school we have invested in a number of online learning platforms across the curriculum to help keep your brains engaged. All children have access to Bug Club, Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars (login details will be in their reading records).  If you do not have a login or experience any difficulties using these, please email us for assistance. 


  • We have PE on Monday afternoons and you will be required to come into class in your PE kit.  
  • Homework and spellings will be set on Friday and it is to be completed by the following Wednesday. 
  • Spelling tests will be on Wednesday mornings.
  • Every Thursday will be Forest school! A letter and guide has been sent out this week to explain what forest school is and what type of clothing is required. I can honestly say it will be one of the most enjoyable memories of Year 3. I look forward to sharing some pictures with you after each session on our school Twitter page.


Lastly, I have attached below the curriculum overview for the term, maths targets, and some useful resources you may wish to use at home. A pack of the useful resources will be sent out to every child by Friday.


If you need to contact me, please email me.


See you soon,

Miss Millward 

Year 3SM Classroom Tour

Here is a copy of the Year 3 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y3 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Three Times Tables Song

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Here are a selection of videos that we use within class to practice our times tables.

Four Times Tables Song

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Eight Times Tables Song

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