Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is a hardworking, friendly and motivated cohort!

Class 7 is taught by Miss Marshall and Class 8 is taught by Mrs Walker-Jones.

Mrs Baker will teach in both classes every Thursday. Mrs Dickens, Mrs Burrows and Miss Fell will also support the cohort.

The Year 3 corridor is located by the field.


This half term, Year 3 have been reading ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ as part of their topic on ‘Rainforests and Deserts’. We have been looking at the interesting vocabulary used in the story.

We have been focusing on using adjectives, similes and speech marks in our writing!

We have also been working on improving our handwriting, presentation and grammar skills.

Within English, we have continued to learn Year 3 spelling patterns and the Year 3 tricky words. Each week, there will be a spelling pattern to consider, learn and explore.

We have been going to The Milford School Library every Tuesday afternoon which has helped us to extend our knowledge of genres and authors .

Guided Reading

Guided Reading takes place in Year 3 on a Monday morning. All children need their reading book and diary with them on this day. Year 3 pupils have been mastering key reading skills such as predicting, making inferences about characters and summarising events. They have also been working on reading with expression and fluency.  To do this, we have been learning about how we need to change our expression when we see different pieces of punctuation.


We have been looking at Multiplication and Division this half term. The children have been using different representations, such as arrays to help them work the equations out. They have learned about Multiplication and Division problems and know how to solve these. Finally, we have been looking at how to use the inverse operation using Multiplication and Division.


This half term, some children have been designing their own rainforests at home to use for our display in the classroom. Please come and have a look at these!


We are learning a lot about Rainforests and Deserts this half term. So far, we have considered how different places around the world have different climates and have identified these on world maps. We have also explored different levels of rainfall around the world and understand that some countries will be very dry and others very wet. Furthermore, we have been matching the description of a climate with a picture of the area. We then moved on to looking at pictures of animals and plants and tried to match those up to the correct climates as well.

Recently, we have had some very special visitors that showed us lots of animals from around the world, including some from Rainforests and Deserts! They told us some things about the animals such as what they like to eat and how they protect themselves. We then took it in turns to look at, stroke and hold the animals. We had such a great time!



Year 3 work on I.C.T. skills on a Friday afternoon.  Pupils have developed their understanding of e safety and they understand how to stay safe online.


Class 7 have P.E. every Friday morning.

Class 8 have P.E. every Friday morning.

All children will need appropriate kit, with their names clearly labelled.

Many thanks

Miss Marshall and Mrs Walker-Jones