Welcome to Year 3

Spring Term in Year 3


Our theme this term is Heroism!

We will explore a variety of texts, both fiction and non-fiction, which will help us to identify the characteristics of a true hero.

The engaging texts on our Spring bookshelf will inspire our learning across the curriculum. We are looking forward to sharing these texts and learning about the heroic characters and the qualities which they demonstrate. We will compare and contrast what we know about heroes in literature and within everyday life. We will be looking at how we can demonstrate acts of heroism and have a positive impact on the world around us. 


Within our English learning, we will continue to develop our narrative writing skills through a fictional adventure and diary entry. By creating a character and setting description, we will further develop our descriptive writing. We will also be building on our persuasive skills as we write a persuasive leaflet linked to our science learning. 

We will build on our understanding of ‘Animals including humans’ in science, focusing on the different nutrients which contribute to a healthy diet along with vertebrates and invertebrates. We’re really looking forward to our trip to Knowsley Safari where we will make connections to the content in school on identifying different types of animals and their features. 

In maths we will continue to practise mental strategies and formal written methods  for both multiplication and division.  

Our learning will be led by our four school drivers

Collaboration: Through our theme, we will explore what it means to be heroic in helping others both on a grand scale and in everyday life.   

Possibilities: Perseverance and resilience are life-long skills. We will be exploring, learning from our mistakes and continue practise the motto ‘Don’t waste a good mistake, learn from it’.  

Respect: We will continue to respect our school environment, our friends and each other’s personal space as well as learn about how to look after animals.  

Technology: In the ever-changing world of technology, we will learn about digital images in various forms and begin to explore the Powerpoint programme.   

The Year 3 team:

Miss Bardsley – Class Teacher

Mr Gillard – Class Teacher

Mrs Maddison – Class Teacher

Miss Mortlock, Miss Hughes & Ms Stonier – Learning Support Assistants


Important information:  

  • PE kits will be kept at home and the KS2 children will come into school wearing their PE kit and a blazer.   
  • Please make sure your child’s book bag containing their reading books, reading record and spelling book is brought into school every day.   
  • Reading books will be changed weekly.  
  • Home Learning will include daily reading, weekly spellings, and a maths or reading comprehension task each week.   
  • Pupils are encouraged to use Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed to help with their multiplications and weekly spellings. 
  • Teachers will be available every day before and after school to receive messages, celebrate successes and answer any questions.  

We will regularly be posting insights into the classroom on our class X account (formerly Twitter).

Please follow @CHPSYR3 to see what we’re getting up to!