Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mr Jones

Mrs Van Eker

Mrs Wickham

Mrs Pickering


Welcome to Year Three, the first year in Key Stage Two. Year Three is an important year as it is a transition for the children into KS2. Over the year, we will be encouraging the children to be as independent as they can be so that they are ready to progress through the rest of KS2.


In Year Three, we expect every child to read every night and for an adult to sign their reading record. Ask your child what they like and dislike about the story, what their opinions are about the characters and if they can make predictions about what they think might happen next. 

Homework - Homework will consist of spellings and a further task which relates to a current area of learning.  It will be given out on a Friday and should be returned the following Thursday. If you need any further support with homework, please don't hesitate to ask. 

Topics for the first autumn term

Literacy - During the first half term, we will be reading our book 'Sea Surfer' by Michael Foreman. We will be learning to: write a recount using prepositions to express time, place and cause; use a varied and rich vocabulary; group related ideas into paragraphs.

Science - Our first Science topic is 'Rocks', we will be looking at different types of rocks, comparing them based on their properties and will be learning about the process of fossil formation. 

P.E - All children are expected to participate in Netball (Wednesday) and Gymnastics (Thursday). 

History - the children will be learning all about the Stone Age through their topic 'Meet the Flintstones'.  We will be learning about key events that have happened, how Stone Age people survived and how they had to hunt for their food. We will be creating our own Stone Age wagons as part of our DT topic as well as sketching our own cave paintings in Art. 

Maths - Place Value.

We will be learning to:

  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
  • Recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
  • Compare and order numbers up to 1000
  • Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
  • Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
  • Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas


Key Dates - Autumn 1 

Monday 25th and Wednesday 27th September - Parents Evening



Times Tables - As you may be aware, the government are introducing a times tables test for children in Year 4. In order for children to become confident with their times tables, we need you to practise them at home. Encouraging your child to become confident with their times tables will help them with multiplication and division.  In Year 3, we learn the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. I would really appreciate it if you could encourage your child to use TT Rockstars to practise and consolidate these skills.


Cambridge Road Community Primary and Nursery School

Cambridge Road. Ellesmere Port,
Cheshire CH65 4AQ

Main Contact: Mrs D Fletcher/Mrs A Sass
Headteacher: Mr Darryl Pickering
SEND: Mrs Stevenson
Chair of Governors: Mr Ken Salter

0151 355 1735

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