Welcome to Year 3

Our Learning



Our topic this term is Pyramids, People and Pets. This half term we are focusing on the “people and pets”. In science we will be learning about how to keep our bodies healthy through diet and exercise, about human and animal skeletons and the role of muscles and joints in the human body. Later in the term we will be finding out about Ancient Egypt. Our geography this term includes map work and using a compass.


In maths we are continuing work on time, learning digital and analogue times and calculating durations of time. We will also be covering fractions and properties of shape. Throughout the term we will be revising and regularly practising the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division). Our times table for this term is the 8 times table. Extra practise of this at home helps consolidate the learning in school. I also recommend practising maths passport targets. We continue to have weekly maths passport tests in class.


This term we will be reading a range of texts as a whole class, in small groups and individually. The first class book of this term is The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Children will continue to be given reading books and reading records, which should be brought into school every day. As children reach the end of the school reading scheme they will be given a library book to replace the school reading book. We will have a weekly library session in which all children will be able to choose a book from the school library. To continue to develop their reading children should read at home with an adult for about ten minutes 3-4 times per week.


Writing skills will be applied to a variety of text types. This term our writing will include a recipe for a healthy meal, a newspaper report and an Egyptian Myth. We are also fortunate to have the opportunity to work with local poet James Nash, who will be coming into class and working with the children to write their own poems.

Spellings will be set weekly, your child will bring these home in their spelling book and should practise them 3 times per week. The weekly spelling test will usually be on a Tuesday.


Forest School 

Our weekly forest school sessions will take place on a Thursday. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills as well as applying knowledge and skills learnt in the classroom to an outdoor context. We make the most of the local environment by visiting Woodhouse Ridge for forest school sessions. Sessions will sometimes take place in the school grounds or in other local parks. Forest school will take place in all weathers so your child will need to bring a forest school kit on a Thursday consisting of: 

  • Clothes to stay warm and dry which can get muddy (eg old trousers and t-shirt/jumper) 

School uniform is fine to wear but may get muddy! 

  • Sturdy shoes with a good grip eg trainers, wellies, walking boots.  

  • A coat 




Our Homework


At Shire Oak we encourage creative, project-based homework to allow children to explore wider aspects of a topic and follow their own interests and ideas.


Homework Leaflet Autumn 1st half 2021

Homework Leaflet Autumn 2nd half 2021

Homework Leaflet Spring 1st half 2022

Homework Leaflet Spring 2nd half 2022

Homework Leaflet Summer 1st half 2022