Year 3 2022 - 2023

Miss Rochell - Gill

Year 3 Teacher
Maths and Geography Lead

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 Welcome to Year Three!

Our PE slot will take place on a MONDAY 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.

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

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?'

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This unit will provide the children with the exciting opportunity to learn about our local history with salt panning and its trade. We will begin by exploring how salt put Northwich 'on the map' and how its growing trade from Lion Salt Works created a need for the creation of Anderton Boat Lift. We are also hoping to be able to complete some Geographical fieldwork with a walk from school, along the canal and up to Anderton Boat Lift.


As Writers...

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Our main focus text this half term is the beautiful and thought-provoking 'Dear Earth' by Isobel Otter and Clara Anganuzzi.


'When Tessa writes a love letter to the Earth, it's the beginning of a glorious adventure! She blows bubbles with whales, soars with birds and joins in with the noisy rainforest hullabaloo!

Tessa wants everyone to know how special our planet is. She believes that there is a chance to save the Earth if enough of us share the message...'


We will write our own letters inspired by Tessa and her desire to show the world in all its beauty and magic.


As Readers...

We will enjoy a variety of texts in Shared Reading that fit into the category of Fairy Stories and Poetry...

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As Mathematicians...

We will be moving on to:

  • Length and Perimeter
  • Mass and Capacity

We will be consolidating the 2x, 5x and 10x tables as well as learning 3x, 4x, 8x tables. Fluent and efficient recall of these tables and division facts is an essential part of KS2 Maths so any further practise at home will only strengthen this area of expertise for the children. 

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 Animals including humans. 

Within this unit we will understand:

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  • animals need the right type and amount of nutrition to survive
  • animals cannot make thier own food like plants do
  • some animals, including humans, have skeletons and muscles and others don't
  • skeletons and muscles provide support, aid movement and provide protection 





As Artists...

We will continue with our study of the work of artists Alice Kettle and Hannah Rae to create our own sewn landscape inspired by our Geography learning about Rivers.

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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 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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