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Year 3

     Browne Class: Ms Barrett                Morpurgo Class: Mrs Marks

              & Miss Smith                                    & Ms Hayward              

Welcome back! smiley


In Term 2 we will be learning about the following:

Literacy - Using Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief for our journey story writing.

Maths - Exploring data and doing daily arithmetic.

Reading: Doing daily reading and completing quizzes.

Wider Curriculum - Exploring the Ancient Greek Olympics and comparing this to modern Olympics.

Science: Carrying out investigations on light.

Art/DT - Exploring colour shades and basic sewing.

Looking at a range of textiles and discussing their properties.


In DT we have been naming a range of textiles and describing their properties.


Can you name these textiles?

Los Colores: We have been learning our colours in Spanish.

Column Addition No Regrouping

This video is an introduction to using the column method to solve addition questions. This is what we will be learning in maths. Have a go!

In literacy we created our own journey stories using sentence stems (fronted adverbials). Use the following picture and sentence stems to create a short story.

In the middle of the night.....

Soon after.....

All of a sudden.....


Back at home.....


Bring it to school for a Marvellous Me award and sticker.

The Simile Song

We created our own mythological creatures using similes.

In maths we have been answering data questions. Can you answer these?

Science Video for Kids: What is Light Energy?

In science we have been describing what 'light' means and naming natural and man made sources of light.

Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide - Rockin' English "Math Song"

Remind yourself of the four math operations.

Mrs Armitage on Wheels Book - A journey story

The ancient origins of the Olympics

How did the Olympics become the greatest show of sporting excellence on Earth?

Maths - Can you solve these questions from last term? Bring them in for 5 house points.


25+10=   36-10  = 247+100=   340-100 =  Round 34 to the nearest 10
79+10= 55-10= 398+100= 422-100= Round 55 to the nearest 10
91+10= 100-10= 899+100= 500-100= Round 201 to the nearest 100

Don't forget to wear your PE kit on Thursdays. A warmer one now it's getting cold!

                    Welcome Back Year 3 smiley


This term we will be basing all our learning around Ancient Greek mythology.

In literacy we will be using 'Theseus and the Minotaur' as a stimulus for our 'defeat the villain' stories.

In maths we will be exploring number. We will also be having daily maths basic skill sessions called 'maths meetings'.

In our Wider Curriculum lessons, we will be doing history, science, DT, PSHE, Art and will be introducing Spanish to the pupils.

Our PE/Games lessons will be on Thursdays. Please send your child in wearing their PE kits (no uniform needed on Thursdays).

Please provide a kit suitable for the weather on that day and a water bottle.

Our PE colours are black bottoms and a red top.

Colores y nĂºmeros. Keep practising your Spanish numbers to 10, this has colours too!


In maths we have been adding and subtracting 10/100 from 2 and 3-digit numbers.

Writing instructions Non-Fiction

Watch this video for tips for writing instructions

In wider curriculum we have been learning all about Ancient Greek life. We had a look at their famous theaters and the masks the actors wore. In DT we will be planning, reviewing, making and evaluating our own mask designs.

We have been learning all about Place Value. This song explains it well.

Non-Fiction - Instructions

For our non-fiction writing we have exploring writing instructions. We started off by learning instructions on 'How to defeat a gorgon'.

Then the children innovated this with some deadly pieces of writing on how they could defeat a different mythological creature.

Now we are linking our literacy with our wider curriculum and writing instructions on how to make an Ancient Greek mask.

We will add photos here once the pupils have  made them.

Theseus and the Minotaur | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories

Theseus and the Minotaur | Ancient Greek Mythology Stories | The Minotaur and the Labyrinth of Crete. ... The third year, Theseus, son of Aegeus decided to b...

We innovated our story by adding in a section where the main character explores a scary labyrinth. What could they see, hear, feel, smell or taste?

Numbers Song in Spanish.

Year 3 have started to learn Spanish. Our first lesson is learning numbers to 10.

In history we have been sequencing a timeline from Ancient Greece.

In maths we have been exploring number bonds to 10 and 20. Keep practising them.

A fun song about the addition combinations of 20. Buy Rocking Dan music videos from 20 has...

We created a fact file about sharks. Ask your child to tell you some shark facts.