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Year 3: Monkey Class

A message from the Class Teacher

A Message from the Class Teacher.

Welcome to Monkeys Class! We are a year 3 class who love to explore through learning new things! We really enjoy reading a class book and taking inspiration from it to use in our writing. We also love using our maths skills to solve the latest problem solving challenge or learning through history, geography and the creative curriculum in our exciting topic work! We hope you enjoy having a look around our website!

What will we be learning this year?

Have a look below to see what we will be up to this term!


  • The Mousehole Cat by Antonioa Barber and Nicola Bayley
  • The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells

We will be sharing and enjoying stories, writing instructions, poems and recounts, describing characters and settings and role playing. We study each book for a few weeks using the book to cover as many forms of writing as possible. Through that work both year groups will look at things like word classes (adjectives/nouns/verbs/adverbs etc.), expanded noun phrases, fronted adverbials, cursive handwriting, direct speech, conjunctions, exclamations and questions, punctuation, developing vocabulary and spelling through lessons designed to support year 3 learning.


In our maths lessons we work hard to ensure that all children are challenged and foster the opportunity for the children to work in year groups to cover the National Curriculum, which includes being able to:


Perform mental calculations in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  Recognise place value of 3-digit numbers and comparing and ordering numbers up to at least 200. Use extended column addition and subtraction to solve problems.  Find fractions of a number and adding simple fractions.  Use multiplication and division to solve problems.  Estimate, measure and compare lengths in metres, cm and mm.  Estimate, read and write time to the nearest 5 minutes.

Construct pictograms, bar charts and tables. Recognise 2D and 3D shapes, angles, horizontal, vertical and parallel lines and be able to describe rotation in terms of right angles. Estimate answers to calculations involving money and be able to use the inverse to check answers.


Topic – Around the world in 80 days.

  • Science – Rocks and Soil – We will be naming common rock and soil types. Investigating their properties and carrying out some simple experiments. We will be recording our findings and comparing results.
  • Geography –We will be taking a trip around our planet; learning the names of continents, countries, capital cities and facts unique to some countries.
  • History – Changes in Britain from the Iron Age.
  • RE –Judaism – This term we are learning about Moses through stories of The Secret Baby and The Burning Bush. We will also be learning about synagogues as well as using our RE lessons to produce some extended writing and producing illustrations through storyboards.
  • DT – Exploring textiles and simple sewing patterns.
  • DT – Food hygiene including peeling and pouring.
  • Art – Drawing from experience using charcoal. Colour mixing and using acrylic paint.
  • PE – Throwing and catching and then moving onto choreographing and performing dances.
  • Music – Appraising, describing, comparing and evaluating music using the appropriate vocabulary.


What can you do to help at home? 

  • Have you been to any European countries on holiday? Do you have any postcards or photographs we can borrow for our display?
  • Any information books or items relating to countries of the world, rocks, volcanoes or minerals would be interesting to share with the whole class.
  • Above all, reading at home and completing homework on time should be made priority at home!


Thank you!


Miss Boraston, Miss Coomber  and Miss Kelly.