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Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Welcome to Robin's class page!

Teacher - Miss. Davison

Teaching Assistants - Mr. Lowdon & Mrs. Barker 

Welcome to Robin Class, and to Year 3! We hope your child will have an exciting year with us and we look forward to seeing them thrive and grow.

If you have any questions about anything at all, please do not hesitate to come and see us.

Below is an overview of what we will be learning this year. Please feel free to take a look.

School Closure - Home Learning 

Unfortunately due to the Covid-19 pandemic, schools are sadly closed for the time being. I have been so pleased with all of the wonderful work children have been emailing back to me that I wanted to share this. Below is a reel of photos, showcasing all the fabulous things you lovely lot have sent me. I hope this helps you feel a little bit closer to your friends and might even give you some ideas for things you can do too!

Term 6
Term 5

In preparation for the year four national times table test, we practice times tables everyday in year three. The children have regular paper tests and practice completing the times table test online too, as this is how it will be administered to them in year four. Below are the links to the online practice tests that we use in school to prepare children. If you are able to access these websites, it would be beneficial to encourage your child to practice regularly and develop their confidence. 

Below you will find an overview of the Mathematics being taught in Year 3 for the academic year ( September 2019- July 2020).

Term 4

This terms topic is 'Flow' and the children are going to become geologists, specialising in the natural geography of rivers, seas and oceans! They will be learning all about the features of rivers, investigating water and soil samples, researching famous rivers of the world and most importantly, learning about pollution and it's impact upon our world. Below is a reel of pictures, showcasing all of the different things we have been doing.

In Maths we have been looking at measurement specifically length and perimeter. The children developed their knowledge of the different units of measure and how to add them up to find the perimeter. We discussed how we know what is the best unit of measure to use for different things. We practised our measuring skills by using rulers to measure things in the classroom. We then moved onto learning about fractions. We began by looking at unit and non-unit fractions, making a whole fraction and tenths. We then did some revision for our termly tests. During this time we covered the four operations and the methods we have learnt in the past. We will spend the rest of the term learning about fractions of amounts, fractions of shape and equivalent fractions. Below is a list of websites that you can use to support the children's learning of these topics.
In English we have been reading 'This Morning I Met a Whale' to link to our Flow topic. So far in English the children have used the story to write some amazing setting descriptions, using adjectives, adverbs, similes, metaphors and personification. Can they tell you what each feature is, can they give you an example? They have also been writing some beautiful poetry about pollution in oceans, rivers and seas. They used the same features we used for our setting descriptions, but they also used alliteration and onomatopoeia to make their poem even better. I was blown away by how amazing their writing is becoming! 

Term 3

This terms topic is 'Tribal Tales' the children are travelling back in time. They will be exploring the Stoge, Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Below is a reel of pictures, showcasing all of the different things we have been doing. 

In Maths we have began term three focusing on money. We were recapping and securing our knowledge of pounds and pence, adding and subtracting and money and giving change. The children used fake money to buy different items from each other, finding the best way to give the correct amount of change.

We have also been learning about statistics, focusing on using and interpreting data. The children have been busy collecting data from around the school and transferring this into tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. They have also been using the different tables to answer questions about different data. We will be covering multiplication and division of one and two digits. 

Below is a list of websites that you can use to support the children's learning of these topics.

In English we will be reading 'The Stone Age Boy' to support our learning about life in prehistoric times. The first genre we will be covering is instructions. The children have been learning how to edit and correct some terrible instructions as well as writing their own instructions! We will also learning about narratives to help us in writing our own stories and finally we will be creating newspaper reports. 

Term Two

This terms topic is 'Tremors' in which we will be learning all about natural disasters, specifically volcanoes! Below is a reel of pictures, showcasing all of the different things we have been doing. The children are already very interested and engaged in the topic!

In Maths this term, the children will be focusing on multiplication and subtraction. The children will look at how to solve problems mentally, but also be introduced to written methods that will help them, such as repeated addition, grouping, using a number line, sharing and partitioning.


Below are some websites that will help your children develop their confidence with multiplication and subtraction.

In English this term we have been looking at poetry and the features of poetry. We have been learning about what the different features are, including personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, similes, metaphors, repetition and rhyme! They have written their own poems about volcanoes, they are fantastic! 


They will also be learning about diary writing. We will look at the features of diaries such as writing in first person and the past tense. They will also have a go at non-fiction writing, in which they will need to write instructions detailing what to do if a volcano was to erupt. 

Term 1

Our topic this term is 'Predators!'. Below is a reel of pictures, show casing all of the different things we have been doing. The children love learning and always work hard, as you will see!

This term in maths we have been learning about place value, addition and subtraction. We have been learning how to add and subtract mentally and we have also been learning how to use the column method for larger numbers that need exchanging.


Below are some websites that will help your children develop their understanding and confidence with place value, addition and subtraction.

In English we have been creating our own leaflets, using persuasive writing and writing letters. We have been using adjectives, persuasive and emotive language, informative and factual information, first person text and much more! We have been focusing on the features of these writing genres and then having a go at creating our own!  
Our topic this term is 'Predators!' where we have been learning all about predators, prey, animals including humans and plants. We will learning about the different parts of plants and their functions, the human body, different animals and whether they are predators or prey, food chains and food webs.