Year 3 2023 - 2024

Miss Rochell - Gill

Year 3 Teacher
Maths and Geography Lead


 Welcome to Year Three!

Welcome back to the final term of Year Three! I really cannot quite believe that we have begun the final seven weeks. The children have worked so hard this year and are most definitely ready to end on a high note.

Please note: this half term, our PE slots will be taking place on a MONDAY and TUESDAY. We will also be participating in 'Little Leigh Kitchen Garden' sessions on a Wednesday, so children need to wear forest school style clothes for this. 

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

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 Geography we will be answering the question...

'How does the North West region of the UK compare to Campania in Italy?'

Italy | Facts, Geography, History, Flag, Maps, & Population | Britannica

Within this unit of work we will continue to develop our geographical skills and gain an understanding of another European country. 

Our study will include opportunities to:

  • Understand how the world is represented on maps and globes.
  • Locate countries, regions and cities in relation to the areas we are studying.
  • Gather, record and analyse data to inform comparisons.
  • Compare human and physical features of both regions and then decide wear we would rather visit, explaining why.

 As Writers...

Our writing will focus around the beautiful book 'Jemmy Button' written by Valerio Vidali.

This captivating tale is based upon true events in history.

Inspired by the life of Jemmy Button - a native of Tierra del Fuego who was
brought to England in the mid-1800s to be 'educated' and 'civilised' by Captain
Robert FitzRoy - this book illustrates Jemmy's bizarre encounters and his return
back home.


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As Readers...

Our Shared Reading texts will incorporate a variety of genres, plots and writing styles to help broaden and strengthen our fluency, understanding and comprehension.

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As Mathematicians...

We will:

  • Add and subtract amounts of money.
  • Find and calculate change.
  • Solidify our understanding of telling time to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to.
  • Tell time to the nearest 5 minutes and minute.

Our maths homework will be focused on developing and securing our knowledge of times tables as this is such an integral part of our maths skillset. Children are expected to regularly access their TTRockstars account at home alongside other useful, free apps/games including White Rose 1-minute Maths and Topmarks.

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 focus will be on Plants.

We will:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal  
  • Plant Science for Kids | Science of Plants | Blog


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 that children read three to four times a week. These sessions must be recorded with a short comment in their reading diary. Each week, children are able to earn five 'Home Reading' dojos which count towards a visit to our school reading shop. 




Homework is set every Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. Maths homework will be set on TTRockstars 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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