Year 3 2023 - 2024

Miss Rochell - Gill

Year 3 Teacher
Maths and Geography Lead

Fresh Start | London

 Welcome to Year Three!

I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break making memories and you're refreshed ready for the start of a brand new year. We have lots of exciting experiences planned and I'm really looking forward to getting the children settled into their new classroom routines.

My PPA will be covered by Mrs Tomlinson on a Monday morning and she will teach Times Tables/Arithmetic, French, Music and PE. 

Our PE slot will take place on a MONDAY and THURSDAY this term. 

Please ensure that full PE kit is worn on Monday. It is advised that children wear trainers rather than plimsolls to provide greater support, particularly when taking part in PE outdoors.

You can follow our learning journey via our school twitter account @LittleLeighSch and our facebook page, where I will post updates and pictures.

If you need to discuss anything with me, please don't hesitate to contact me on my school email

Miss Rochell-Gill & Mrs Tomlinson

This half term in History we will be answering the question...

'What was life like in Stone Age Britain?'

What can ancient DNA tell us about Stone Age people? - Science Journal for  Kids

Within this unit, we will study what life was like for our earliest ancestors way back into the prehistoric times. We will explore what day to day life looked like, what roles people played in their communities and how technology advanced across this time period.


As Writers...

Our focus texts will support our historical knowledge and tie in nicely with our learning about the Stone Age:

We will use this and other exciting books to inspire and guide our own creative writing.

As Readers...

Our Shared Reading texts will also compliment and strengthen our understanding of our History focus:

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As Mathematicians...

We will be continuing to learn about:

  • Place value of numbers within 1,000
  • Mental Addition and Subtraction strategies
  • Formal Addition and Subtraction methods including columnar method

Please find below some links to songs that we will be using in class to help with times table recall:

Mr Demaio 3 x song               Skip count by 4                        Mr Demaio 8 x song 

Hit the Button is also another fantastic online resource that aims to build confidence in multiplication and division recall and can be used regularly for free on the Topmarks website amongst other great interactive games.


As Scientists...

Our first focus will be on Rocks!

3 Main Types of Rocks and Their Properties | YourDictionary

We will learn to:

  • compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Shared Reading

During the week, all children take part in several whole class reading sessions. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts, chapters from stories and often work on our inference skills using video clips and images. These sessions aim to develop inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

In KS2 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read 4 times a week and record a short comment in their child's reading diary about that reading session. 




Homework will now be set every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. Maths homework will be set on MyMaths with Spelling tasks being sent home in Spelling homework books.

I will be checking reading diaries each Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via my school email and I will do my best to help resolve the issue.

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