Year 3 2022 - 2023

Miss Rochell - Gill

Year 3 Teacher
Maths and Geography Lead


 Welcome to Year Three!

Welcome back to Autumn term two! I have been incredibly impressed with how well the children have settled into their first term of Year Three. They have worked so hard and as a result, created some stunning pieces of work that showcase all of their knowledge and skills. I am looking forward to seeing what wonderful creations we can make this half term. 

This half term, we have an associate teacher, Miss Milburn joining us. She is completing her PGCE at Edge Hill University and will be taking responsibility for some aspects of this half term's teaching and learning. Keep an eye out for her greeting you at our classroom door :) 

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

Please 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.

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

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 History we will be answering the question...

'How did life change in Britain during the Bronze and Iron Ages?'

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Within this unit of work, we will build upon our knowledge of life in the Stone Age and investigate how the introduction of bronze and iron improved daily life. We will also complete a local study, where we will look closely at our closest hillforts including Beeston Castle and Helsby Hill. 

By the end of this unit, we will be discussing and deciding which part of Britain's prehistory we would prefer to live in and explain our reasons why.


As Writers...

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We will be enjoying the beautifully illustrated story book 'The Iron Man' written by Ted Hughes. Within this unit of work, we will consolidate our use of descriptive writing skills through planning and re-writing the opening of the story and writing an instruction manual explaining how to capture the Iron Man.

A variety of high-quality, non-fiction texts will also be enjoyed to consolidate our learning in History and Science. 


As Readers...

We will be enjoying a plethora of fiction and poetry within our shared reading lessons as shown below:


As Mathematicians...

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We will be focusing on these curriculum areas:


  • Addition and Subtraction of 3-digit numbers.


  • Formal Column method of addition and subtraction within 1000.



In addition to these units we will be regularly practising and embedding our Times Tables recall and telling the time. These areas of the curriculum can often take a little longer to secure so any additional practise is very much welcomed.

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 Artists...

We will spend time exploring the work of Frances Hatch and Anna Atkins who both take inspiration from the natural environment and incorporate it into their pieces. We will take inspiration from the environment and the work of the artists to create our own pieces including paintings made from natural resources and cyanotypes. 


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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