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Welcome to Year 3L


Welcome to our Year 3 page. I hope you had a good Christmas break and you are all excited to be back for an action-packed half-term of learning even though it is home-learning.


From Thursday 7th January 2021, we will be engaging in home learning due to the National Lockdown. School is closed to the majority except those who are vulnerable or are a key worker child. This is guaranteed for this half-term. All home learning information will be listed on Class Dojo so please make sure your child is doing all home learning set during this difficult period of time.


If you have any issues/queries/problems, please contact me directly on Dojo and I will endeavour to respond as quickly as possible. The whole of the Year 3 team is missing you all so much and cannot wait for us to have some normality back and be back in the classroom learning face-to-face.


The timetable below is an example of a typical day. The timings do now have to be stuck as you can do the lessons in any order that suits you. 


Cheers, Mr. Lawson


In our History topic, we will be learning all about ‘The Stone, Bronze and Iron Age’. We will learn about key significant events, people and artefacts; how people’s lives changed from nomadic nature of hunter-gathers to the domestication of animals and agriculture; how settlements changed with the advancement of tools and weapons, the mystery of Skara Brae and Stonehenge before finally looking at the Celts, Druids and religion.

In Science, we will be learning all about ‘Rocks, Soils and Fossils’. We will be learning how to group rocks based on their appearance and properties; how fossils are formed; and recognise that soils are made from rock and organic matter. We will also be researching the key scientist ‘Elizabeth Philpot’.


In Literacy, we are using ‘Ice Palace’ by Robert Swindells as our core text. We will read the story whilst pulling apart the key concepts and ideas through the use of VIPERS. We will analyse the characters and setting and the relationships the different protagonists have. By the end of the half-term we will use this

knowledge to write our own quest narrative.


In Numeracy, we will be learning all about measurements (length mass and volume). We will learn how to add, subtract, order and compare different measurements as well as learning how to convert them into different measurements (cm,m,km,g,kg,ml,l).


In Art, we will be learning all about Cave Drawings. This unit ties in well with our Stone Age topic. We will use a range of mediums to create these drawings and focusing on the skills of
using lines.


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 not require their PE kits for the Autumn term due to the change of uniform policy. Our PE session will be on a Monday morning so please send your children in the appropriate clothing and footwear. PE will predominantly happen outside.



Children will be given a spelling list every Friday. Please ensure your child practises these everyday as there will be a test on a Friday. To support them further, encourage children to use a dictionary to find their meaning as well as form sentences with the words given.


Learning Logs

Children will be given learning log challenges each half-term which is linked to the work they will be covering in their topics. Please look at our homework grid below. It states how many tasks need to be completed. Remember to encourage children to be creative and share their learning in different ways. Work can be completed and uploaded onto Seesaw/Dojo when finished to reduce the number of things being brought into school and can be electronically marked.



Reading books will be changed every Wednesday. Please ensure that books and signed reading diaries are in school for Wednesday. Reading book, upon return, will be quarantined for 72 hours before they will be recirculated. It is important that your child reads every day. This can be done independently or with the help of an adult or older sibling. Please also ask the children questions about their book to check their understanding.


Times Tables Rock Stars (TTRS)

The children will have been given their logins for Times Tables Rock Stars. They can access the application at home on a laptop or iPad/tablet and even get the opportunity to play against each other or myself some evenings. Please encourage your child to access TTRS at home as this will give them much needed practice of the multiplication facts they are unsure of. Children in Y3 need to know their 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x of by heart. Once secure, they can learn the rest ready for the statutory test at the end of Y4.


Please click the link below to access the TTRS website:


To find the school name either type St Thomas’s CEP School or type in the postcode BL9 7EY.


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak to us via an arranged phone call or on Class Dojo.


Mr. Lawson and Mrs. Javed.


  • St Thomas's C.E. Primary School
  • Pimhole Road, Bury
  • United Kingdom, BL9 7EY
  • tel: 01617 647565
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