Year 3 Autumn 1 Newsletter

Dear parent/carer,

Below is an outline of what Year 3 will be covering this half term:

Mathematics – Place value work, including learning the value of each digit in 3-digit numbers, and addition and subtraction work using 2 and 3 digit numbers;

Literacy – Using the story of Hansel and Gretel as a stimulus for writing stories, letters, poetry and recounts;

R.E. – Looking at the Big Question ‘What makes a house a home?’ and thinking about what we can learn from the Bible and life today about this;

Science – Exploring how forces work through exploring how magnets work;

Art – Learning about the season of autumn and using natural resources from around the school to create art, such as leaf printing;

Geography – Learning about Ancoats and Manchester landmarks and how land is used in and around these places;

Music – In our ‘Environment’ topic, composing some of our music based on our learning;

Computing – Learning how to drawing and desktop publishing packages

PSHCE – Learning about the values of unity and tolerance;

P.E. – Learning how to link different movements together in gymnastics, as well as outdoor games every Thursday.



Children will be given homework every Friday to be completed for the following Thursday, starting from 17/9/21. If your child is unable to complete their homework at home, they can complete it in school between 8:35am and 8:55am if they arrive between these times. Their homework will consist of the following each week: a literacy exercise, a maths exercise, spellings and their reading book.

In addition, the children will also receive a grid of topic homework to be completed over the half term. The first grid like this will be given out on 24/9/21.

P.E. kits

Children will need their P.E. kits every Tuesday and Thursday. The children need to come into school wearing their P.E. kits on these days. On Tuesdays, the children will need PE kit for indoor games – a plain white t-shirt and black or blue shorts – so they may wear shorts underneath their tracksuit bottoms on these days.

On Thursdays, they need to be wearing the correct P.E. kit for outdoor games – trainers, a plain white t-shirt, black or blue shorts (or plain tracksuit bottoms and top when it gets colder).

The children must also make sure on these days they do not have any jewellery on (e.g. earrings, necklaces, watches) as these must be removed before a P.E. lesson.

If you have any questions about Year 3 please arrange to speak to Mr. Owen after school at the school office.

Mr. Owen