Year 3

Week Beginning 23rd January, 2023

Our project this term is ‘Food Around The World’.


In English this week, children will be identifying the key features of a narrative, using descriptive language to create a setting, creating character descriptions and using inverted commas (speech marks).

In Maths, children will learn how to solve a question using different ways as well as write an end-of-unit assessment for the multiplication and division unit. We will then move on to measurement, children will be taught how to measure in metres and centimetres, millimetres and centimetres and millimetres.

In RE this term, we are exploring Judaism. This week, we will be learning about Passover and its significance.

In DT, we will learn about balanced diet and children will design and make their own pizza.

In Computing this term, we will be learning about branching databases. This week, children will be creating a branching database of their choice.


As always, please encourage your children to practise their spellings weekly. Our weekly spellings will take place every Wednesday morning.

Attached (in related learning) is a list of the Year 3 weekly spelling. For this week’s spellings please focus on week 11

The spellings for this week are:








Other news


  • PE day for Year 3 this year is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days, please.


  • Reading Raffle – Please encourage your child to record in their yellow reading record when they have read at home. 3 reads a week = 1 raffle ticket  and 5 or more reads a week =  3 raffle tickets. At the end of each term, two names from each class will be drawn in Worship and those children will have an afternoon tea with Mr. Brown and Copper the dog!


  • MyMaths – MyMaths homework is set weekly for children to reinforce their learning in school. Please encourage your children to engage with this weekly.
  • Timestables
    • By the end of Year 3, children are expected to know their 3, 4, 8, and 11 timetables. TTRS will be set for each child based on where they are at in their timetables.
    • To further reinforce of children’s knowledge of the times tables, we have introduced the children to a website called

Project Overview

Project Overview – Food Around the World

Project Homework

Food around the world homework


Our new class book for this term is – Marie Curious Girl Genius by Chris Edison

We will be looking at the following skills when we read in class. Please continue to read with your child at home. As often as possible will give them the best opportunities.


Thank you so much for your support,

The Year 3 team.

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