Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.  We hope you have had an enjoyable break over the summer holiday.  Over the next term we will be exploring the Topic ‘Land, Sea and Sky’ that focuses on habitats.  During this unit we will be focusing on Science, Technology and Geography.


In Science, we’ll be finding out:

•  How water plants are different from other plants

•  How fish have adapted to living in water

•  How birds are adapted to flying

•  How to create a classification key to group animals

•  About food chains in different world habitats

•  About the life cycles of plants and animals


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:

•  How to set up an aquarium


In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

•  How environmental changes are a threat to the world’s coral reefs

•  About Earth Day and how we can help our planet

In English, our first book of the term will be ‘Gorilla’ by Anthony Browne.  Through this they will be writing their own version of this well-known tale.  It would help if your child could research any facts on gorillas. 


In Maths, we will be exploring place value and ordering numbers using the Visual Maths approach.  Please remember to help your child to continue to learn their times tables via the Mathletics website. 


This term, PE will occur on Wednesdays in 3CP and on Thursdays in 3SB.  It is really important that your child is equipped with the correct Ernesettle PE kit. 






Please find below a list of key spellings for Year 3.

Year 3 Key Spellings

Year 3 Curriculum Letter

Year 3 Curriculum Letter Terms 1 and 2

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