Year 3 2021 - 2022

Mrs Maguire


Mrs Maguire, Mrs McKee and Mrs Belicki

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Welcome to the Autumn Term! 

This term we are looking forward to learning about the following:


Our Religious Education topics will be ‘The Christian Family’ and ‘Mary our Mother’. In ‘The Christian Family,’ the children will deepen their understanding of the importance of belonging to the Church family and the significance of the Sacrament of Baptism.  In our ‘Mary, Mother of God’ topic, the children will reflect on how Mary was chosen by God to be the mother of Jesus and they will deepen their learning about Advent as a time of preparation for the birth of Jesus.


In Maths, we will work through the Power Maths Scheme, which some of you may be familiar with.  The units we will be focusing on in the Autumn Term are: Place Value within 1000, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division. Children will be expected to start learning their times tables and over the next few weeks, we will begin to introduce weekly times table tests. More information regarding this will follow in due course. 


In English, we will mainly work on a text based approach, and enjoy reading a range of quality picture books, non-fiction texts and extracts from longer novels that link to our history topics (Stone age, Bronze age and Iron age) Now that many of the children are becoming confident decoders, the reading focus begins to shift in Year 3, and concentrates more on developing comprehension skills.  Our shared texts will also inspire writing in a range of genres including, narrative, poetry, and instructional text types.  In addition, discrete grammar, spelling, and handwriting lessons will also be taught.  


In Science, we will be learning about ‘Rocks’ and ‘Forces and Magnets.’ Through these topics, the children will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions, and conclusions.

In our ‘Rocks’ topic, the children will discover the different types of rocks and learn how they are formed.   They will also understand how soil and fossils are formed and will also investigate the permeability of different types of soil.

In our ‘Forces and Magnets’ topic, the children will learn to identify different actions as pushes or pulls. They will also investigate friction and identify magnetic materials. In addition, the children will have chance to explore the way magnetic poles can attract and repel. 


This term we will be studying Pre-historic Britain: The Stone Age to the Iron Age. This is a really exciting historical topic that really captures the children’s interest and enthusiasm.  Many other areas of the curriculum such as English, Art and D&T will also be integrated into this topic. 

There is a provisional date in the diary for a trip to The Weaver Museum on Wednesday 9th November, to take part in a full day of activities learning all about prehistoric Britian. Once details and costs have been confirmed we will send all information to you.


This term the children will be learning about coding, online safety and spreadsheets.


If, unfortunately, your child is off school, self-isolating, please see the attached letter regarding suggested home learning activities.

We hope you find the following links useful for supporting your child:

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at or via Class Dojo.


Dear Parents and Carers,

Homework for this week is:

  • This week there is Maths homework set on Purple Mash.
  • Spellings (for a test on Wednesday) Your child will be placed into group 1, 2, 3 or 4 and the spellings can be found on the class page below. These will be updated weekly.
  • Times tables practise (for a test on Friday). From next week, your child will have a note in their folder informing you if they have passed their test and are ready to move on.  If you do not have a note in your child’s bag, they need to continue working on the same times table. (Please see the order of times tables attached below) 
  • Just a reminder, that your child now has a Times Tables Rockstars login in their reading record book. Please use this link to access the website: 
  • As always, please continue to hear your child read on a daily basis too.
  • SCIENCE HOMEWORK: To complete a information text, about Mary Anning, in a form of your choice, e.g. leaflet/poster/powerpoint etc.To be completed by 21/10/22

Kind regards,

Mrs Maguire

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St Gabriel's Catholic Primary School, Well Lane, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent ST7 2PG