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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!


  • Gorilla by AnthonyBrown
  • The Twits by Roald Dahl

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 we 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 – Ancient Egypt

  • Science – Animals including humans, where we will be learning about aspects of the human body..
  • Geography –We will be taking a trip to Ancient Egypt to learn about the pyramids, the lives of Ancient Egyptians and how to write using Hieroglyphics. 
  • History – We will be investigating a typical day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian, both poor and rich..
  • RE –Learning a little about Judaism and Synagogues, the Christian Festival of Easter and living a moral life, as well as using our RE lessons to produce some extended writing and producing illustrations through storyboards.
  • DT – Exploring textiles and simple mosaics.
  • DT – Food hygiene including eating a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Art – Drawing from experience by choosing and using a range of mediums.
  • PE – Throwing, catching and team games including basketball, hockey and football.
  • Music – Singing and performing to an audience, learning harmonies and choreographing simple dance routines.


What you can do to help at home?


  • Spend a few minutes a week looking at multiplication facts up to 12 x 12.
  • Any information books or items relating to Global Warming or Climate Change that your child may find interesting.
  • Above all, reading at home and completing homework on time should be made priority at home!


Thank you!


Miss Boraston, Miss Collins  and Mrs Button.