Year 3 2021 - 2022

Miss Rochell - Gill

Year 3 Teacher
Maths and Geography Lead


 Welcome to Year Three!

It feels so strange to think that we are entering our final term of the year! Here's to some warmer and brighter days (hopefully) and lots of exciting learning opportunities.

Our PE slots will take place on a TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY this term. 

Please endeavour to ensure that full PE kit is worn on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is advised that children wear trainers rather than plimsolls to provide greater support, particularly when taking part in PE outdoors. As the weather begins to warm up and we are able to spend much more time outside, please ensure that children bring sunhats and water bottles each day.

My PPA will be covered by Mrs Mawrey on a Wednesday morning and she will teach PE, RE and French.

You can follow our learning journey via our school twitter account @LittleLeighSch and our new 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 Mawrey

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

'Why was Anderton Boat Lift built and how is it used today?'


Within this unit of work, we will investigate the local history of Anderton Boat Lift. To kickstart our unit, we will be spending the day at Anderton Boat Lift during our first week. We'll take a ride on one of the boats, get up close to the boat lift and explore how the hydraulics and mechanis work together to support our local waterways. Alongside this, we will learn all about rivers and the water cycle.

As Writers...

This half term we will be enjoying another beautiful storybook...

'Rhythm of the rain' written by Grahame Baker-Smith


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Isaac plays in his favourite pool on the mountainside. As rain starts to fall, he empties his little jar of water into the pool and races the sparkling streams as they tumble over waterfalls, rush through swollen rivers and burst out into the vast open sea.

'Where will my little jar of water go now?' Isaac wonders...

Within our English lessons we will be exploring and composing our own setting narratives based upon the stunning illustrations from the book and creating information texts about rivers. 

As Readers...

We will be enjoying a plethora of fiction and non-fiction texts that will support our learning about rivers and the water cycle:

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As Mathematicians...

We will be moving onto using formal methods to multiply and divide 2-digit by 1-digit numbers. Afterwards, we will move onto money, statistics and perimeter.


To further support the children's fluent recall of times tables, please also find some of my favourite songs to help with times table recall linked below:

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. 

Hit the button - MathsLinks

As Scientists...

We will be learning all about animals including humans. Within this unit, we will be learning about animal and human nutrition, vertebrates and invertebrates and the purpose and function of skeletons.

As Artists...

We will be developing our textiles and sewing skills to create some miniature, stitched model houses like the examples below. Within this unit, we will practise threading needles, using different kinds of stitches for different patterns and effects and how to successfully use applique elements as part of our design.



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 3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child's reading diary about that reading session.




Homework will now be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Both MyMaths and Spelling Shed tasks will be set each. We encourage children to practise their set tasks at least three times a week alongside regular home reading. I will be checking reading diaries each Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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