Year 3

Miss Bennett

Welcome to our Year 3 class Blog 

Year 3 is a very exciting year for our children, as it marks the transition

from Key stage one to Key stage two.

During this year, children are encouraged to be independent thinkers with growing responsibilities.

This page is a showcase for the fantastic things we do in Year 3 including our Religious Sacrament-First confession. Below you will find key information including; topic leaflets, knowledge organisers, homework menus and weekly spellings. Enjoy! 

    Key information

The children now have homework packs. These will be sent home on a Tuesday and need to be handed in the following Monday.

Spellings will be taught on a Monday and tested on a Friday.

Homework and Spellings 


 Year 3/4 Spelling List

Writing Objectives

Autumn 1 spellings

Autumn 2 spellings


Autumn 1 Homework Leaflet

Reading Vipers Handout 

Autumn Topic Leaflet Year 3

Autumn 2 Homework Leaflet

Spring 1 Homework

Spring Topic Leaflet


Long term plan


If you were unable to attend the Parents meeting at the beginning of term, please find the PowerPoints below and some key expectations with all the key information.

 Parents Evening Meetings Presentation


Autumn curriculum in Year 3


A few reminders

Autumn will be a very busy term for Year 3; from scooting with Leeds City Council to National Fitness Day and our singing lessons with Cathedral Choir- there is so much to look forward to!


  • Our PE days are timetabled this half term for a Tuesday and Friday . Children must have both their indoor and outdoor kits in school and will keep their PE kits in their lockers until half term. 
  • Children MUST have pumps in school to wear indoors. Please label these clearly with your child's name. 
  • Children should be reading at home everyday as well as in school. Books should be brought in daily and will be changed regularly once they have finished their book. Please ensure you are signing and commenting in their reading record.
  •  Water bottles need to be in school daily clearly labelled as it is vital the children stay hydrated 



Ancient Egypt

Our main theme this half term is all about the wonders of Ancient Egypt. We are going to be taking on the role of archaeologists in history to discover the treasures left in the pyramids and investigate what they teach us about how ancient Egyptians lived.


In our writing lessons, we will be historians, documenting our findings and knowledge in a non-chronological report. 






Reading in Year 3

In Year 3 , children will enjoy every day reading in an afternoon.

This will include partner reading, whole class

reading or reading to themselves.  This term, our class book is Fantastic Mr. Fox, a story about a clever fox!





This term, children have been looking at in Henry Moore in their Art lessons. The children have experimented with light sketching to emulate Moore's style of abstract art. They have done a wonderful job and have enjoyed looking at tones and shades when sketching.



Winter Landscape In Snow Forest. Alley In Snowy Forest Stock Photo, Picture  And Royalty Free Image. Image 48491600.

​Snow Days offer a wonderful opportunity for the children to get outside and be physically active whilst exploring this beautiful and interesting weather phenomenon in all sorts of ways; as scientists, as artists, as geographers ...and as children.

As teachers, we have made the decision to embrace this as a wonderful opportunity for home learning when the children cannot safely come into school.   Please find below, all sorts of ideas for learning activities that the children can do which are linked to the snow.

We have decided not to organise these under age-related headings.  All of the activities are good fun and most are 'open-ended' enough that the children can explore them at the level which suits them.



This works best when it is REALLY cold outside, well below freezing point.  Sometimes it can be cold enough for the bubbles to actually freeze and be covered in ice patterns.
Even if it is not that cold, the bubbles will stay for a while on the cold snow.
It is easy to make your own bubble mixture with washing-up liquid and water!
You could have 'races' to see whose bubble lasts the longest without popping. ​Or you could take som photos of your bubbles sitting on the snow.
Bubble freezing in the snow! Magical! - YouTube


​Be a 'snow detective' and search for tracks in the snow.  Which creature might they belong to?
Or use some everyday objects to make your own prints.