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Welcome to Year 3L


Welcome to our Year 3 page. I hope you had a nice break and are ready for a jam-packed, 5 weeks of learning.


During this half term we will be continuing to answer the question ‘How did the Victorian Period help to shape the Bury we know today?' as part of our History unit. We will be learning all about the Victorian Period and their influence on our town; Bury. We will look at when this period occurred, see how Bury has changed overtime by using different sources, look at what lives of children were like and how being wealthy or poor affected your lives. We will also look at the different style of jobs, especially Mill workers. We will also be creating some drawings of past buildings that are still located in Bury as well as designing and creating a railway bridge. This will be something to look forward too!


In Science we will be continuing to answer the question ‘Are you attractive enough?' as part of our unit on Forces and Magnetism. During this unit, we will learn about how things move on different surfaces, how forces cause objects to move in different ways, grouping materials as to whether their are magnetic or not, understand magnets can attract and repel magnetic materials. We will conduct an experiment to find out more whether the size of a magnet affects the number of objects in can attract. To end the topic, we will create a magnetic maze game using our scientific knowledge to help us.


In Literacy, the children will be writing a letter. We will be reading a short story this half term called 'Diary of a Killer Cat' by Anne Fine which will be the basis of our letter. The children will do lots of drama and roleplaying throughout reading the story to aid their understanding of the text. The children will be introduced to a new grammatical features such as paragraphing, prepositions and using determiners which they will use to write their letters. The children will continue to use coordinating and subordinting conjunctions to extend sentences as well as using adjectives and expanded noun phrases to describe.


In Numeracy, the children will be learning all about money. We will learn how to add and subtract different amounts of money to give change using both £ and p in practical contexts. This knowledge will then be applied to solving word problems involving 1 and 2 steps.  We will also begin to tell the time from analogue and 12/24 hr digital clocks. We will develop our time knowledge from Y2 to read time to the nearest minute whilst using the correct vocabulary to record and compare time.


In R.E the children will be learning all about 'Meanings within Easter'.  The children will look at Palm Sunday and the last supper in particular. The children will also be taking part in the Easter Play which will take place on the last day of term so please come and watch.


In Music, the children will continue learning how to player the recorder. They will learn how to hold and play different notes as well as applying the different inter-related dimensions to simple melodies.


Please visit this page regularly as it will be updated with photos of our work and links to aid learning. Take a look at our planning documents to find out more about what we will be learning this year.



Children will require their P.E. kits every Monday and Friday. They should leave it in school until the half term holiday. This will ensure that they don’t regularly forget their P.E. kit. The children will need either pumps or trainers as the children will participate in outdoor and indoor activities throughout the term. If your child doesn’t have the correct footwear, they may not be able to participate in certain activities, which would have a negative impact on their physical development.



Children will be given a spelling list every Thursday, please ensure your child practices these as they will be tested on these spellings the following week. To support them further, encourage children to form sentences with the words given.


Learning logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each term which is linked to the work they have been covering throughout the topic. This needs to be handed in on specific dates, please take this opportunity to work with your child and tackle the challenges with a creative, imaginative mind that celebrates your child's ideas. Please look at our homework grid below.



Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school each Monday. Library books will be changed once a week. It is important that your child reads every evening. This could be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling.


Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

The children have been given logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the app at home on a laptop or iPad and even get the opportunity to play against the teachers some evenings. Please encourage your child to access the website at home as this will give them much needed practice of the Times Tables they are unsure of.

Please click below to assess the TTRS website


Please do not hesitate to see me before or after the school day if you have any questions or need any further information.


Thank you for your support.


Mr. Lawson and Miss Kavanagh 😊😊

Curriculum Overview

  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
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