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Year 3 Mr Silk

Welcome to Year 3CS.


Thankyou for visiting our class page. In Year 3 we love to learn and we're always trying to make learning as fun as possible.


This term we are studying the fabulous historical topic of World War II. With so much to learn about, we would love you to get involved and find out as much as you can about this significant era in world history. In class we will be investigating a local war hero and asking 'What was life like for him and his children during World War II?' To help us find the answer to this key question we will complete a number of activities such as:


-Watching The Sound of Music and discussing Austria’s involvement in the war

-Going on a Geography field trip to a local war memorial and church

-Researching, designing and building air-raid shelters in design and technology

-Writing a biography on our local war hero

-Investigating the 'little ships of Dunkirk' and completing English work by reading the book 'Little Ships' by Louise Borden

-Creating a Blitz picture using watercolour and silhouettes

-Debating some of ethical questions the war raises in P4C


...and many, many more interesting things.


We will also be visiting Stockport Air Raid Shelters to see what it would have felt like to visit a real shelter during a bombing raid.


There are so many interesting resources online, in the library and in museums that can boost our understanding of this subject so please use your time this term to do as much digging as you possibly can.


Please don't hesitate to come and see us if you have any queries.


Mr Silk and Miss Kenneally


Year 3 Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

In English we will be writing a  news reports, a biography, fables, poetry, narratives using a novel as a theme and other fictional creations.

Pupils will be taught to:

Plan their writing by:

  • discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar
  • discussing and recording idea

Draft and write by

  • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structure
  • organising paragraphs around a theme
  • in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
  • in non-narrative material, using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings]

Evaluate and edit by:

  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvement
  • proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve consistency, including the accurate use of pronouns in sentences
  • proofread for spelling and punctuation errors
  • read their own writing aloud to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear


Grammar will also be an important focus this year. Children will be learning how to use conjunctions such as, when, if, because, although. They will also be learning about pronouns, commas, apostrophes, and, speech marks.


Handwriting expectations remain high, for further information please see our Penpals support for handwriting, on this page.


Children are expected to listen to and discuss a range of texts including, fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks. They will be using dictionaries to check the meaning of words. Additionally, children will be preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action. We will be discussing words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination.


We expect children to read daily and record which pages and books in their reading logs.


We understand that going into the juniors can be big transition for children, our aim is to ‘Inspire, Believe, Achieve!’ we wish for all children to feel happy and safe in school, please,  if there is anything that you need to know or you have any worries or concerns about your child, or school life in general then please don't hesitate to contact me.


Thank you for your continued support.


Mr Silk (Class Teacher) and Miss Kenneally (Teaching Assistant)


Do you have any ideas for this page? Why not let your teacher know! 

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

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

Penpals for Handwriting: Year 3 information for parents

Penpals for Handwriting: Year 3 information for parents 1