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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


This half term Year 3’s Power of Reading book is ‘Stone Age Boy' which is a stunning picture book about a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age!  He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. When a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream…. But was it?


During this half term, pupils will learn how to compare and order numbers up to 1000.  In order to do this, they will embed their knowledge of place value and use their skill of partitioning to understand the value of a number.  In addition to this, pupils will begin to solve word problems, using the knowledge and skills they have learnt in their maths lessons particularly the skill of addition and subtraction. 

Pupils will improve their knowledge of conjunctions for time, place and cause in English lessons.  They will use this writing skill to create texts based on our Power of Reading book.   Pupils will also look at paragraphs in their writing and discover the way that paragraphs contribute to the cohesion of a piece of writing.  Through their lessons, they will also learn to proofread their work for errors.


Pupils will be using skills of historical enquiry to investigate the periods, including the Stone Age to the Iron Age.  They will be able to make comparisons between different periods of time, using the knowledge they have already learnt from previous topics.  In addition to this, pupils will use their historical knowledge to write accounts and fact files. They will have the opportunity to develop their research skills to independently ask and answer their own questions.


In music lessons, pupils will experiment using their voices alongside using musical instruments to develop the skills of accuracy, fluency, control and expression. They will also use and learn about musical notation and come to appreciate a wide range of music from different traditions. 

In PSHE, pupils will focus on ‘How can we be a good friend?’ They will consider ways their actions impact on others, and how they can support their friends, dealing with problems if they arise.


Pupils will focus on using technology safely and respectfully as part of computing, keeping personal information private and reporting concerns when they connect with others online.


In Spanish, pupils will learn Spanish greetings and how to use them in a conversation.


Year 3 have PE on Tuesdays and should come to school in the correct PE kit on that day. If there are any questions regarding anything related to Year 3, please do not hesitate to ask.