Year 3 - Sycamore


Welcome To Our Year Three Class Page - Mrs Malik and Mrs Byrne

Welcome to Y3


Welcome to Year 3 and Key Stage 2.  This is an exciting and very special year for our children as they continue their learning journey into Key Stage 2 as well as developing spiritually through the Sacraments this year.


We will do our best as staff to capture the children's amazing learning and achievements and share these with you via the school Twitter pages as well as updating you on key curriculum and timetable changes here on this class page.


We are very much looking forward to an exciting and successful year ahead!


NB. Mrs Byrne will be in class Monday and Tuesday.  Mrs Malik will be in class Wednesday, Thursday and Friday



In this section of our class page, you will find the curriculum map for the year.  Whilst this is being finalised (for the Spring and Summer term), please find the information for some of the core subjects in Autumn 1 below:


English:  We will be studying the genre of "Narrative" writing through the books "The Pebble In My Pocket" and "Stone Age Boy".  We will then explore non-fiction writing through a Stone Age fact book.  This will all link well with out Humanities topic explained below.


Maths:  We will begin the year with Place Value and increasing our knowledge of numbers upto and including 1000.  We will explore representing these numbers as well partitioning and comparing.  We will then move on to addition and subtraction where we will continue developing the column methods for each.


Religion:  This term we will be exploring homes and families and what makes these special and happy.


Science:  In Science we will be learning about Rocks: the different types and features as well as comparing properties and matching rocks to their different uses.


Humanities:  This term we will study the History topic of "Changes in Britain from Stone Age to the Iron Age"


Please note that this timetable might change slightly in the coming weeks but PE will remain the same: children will need to bring their PE kits into school on Monday and Tuesdays.



Your child will come home each Friday with a colour-banded reading book.  These books can only be changed each Friday, however they can be kept longer than a week if necessary.


In addition, you child will be set weekly spellings which will be assessed in a non-formal way at the end of each week.  The idea being that we expect to see correct spellings in children's work, rather than in an independent spelling test.  Your child will be sent home an overview of the spelling patterns for the coming half term so you can see up and coming spelling rules/words.  They will also bring home each week's spellings in a purple spelling book so that they can focus on one set of spelling each week. This spelling book must return to school as we can use it during the week to taylor spellings to each child if and when necessary.


This year, your child will be given a log in for Atom Prime which is an online platform for homework.  Once logged on, your child will find an English and Maths task to have a go at.  We encourage the children to have a go independently as the program not only adapts to their answers (to make sure it's at the right level) but also provides feedback as to where they went wrong.


Spelling books and Atom Prime homework will be set on Mondays.  Atom Prime homework will be live until midnight the following Sunday.  Spellings will be assessed in someway at the end of the week and in children's written work.