Year Three

Welcome to Year Three

The Year 3 team welcome you to the first year of Key Stage 2. We have two classes in Year 3 Friar Tuck and King Richard. There are a few changes from Year 2, but nothing that anyone should be worried about. Lunchtimes are a little later at 12:30pm and the children have to bring their own healthy snacks for break time.  We open our doors at 9am on Mondays and Fridays and at 8:50am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for our ‘Early Bird Reading’ sessions. Our school day finishes at 3:30pm. We’re going to have a great time this year exploring all of our new units of learning and we can’t wait to get started!

Please always feel free to communicate with us via email and we aim to respond as promptly as we can.

Year Three Expectations

Year 3 KEPS Expectations

Y3 4 Statutory Word List

Meet the Teaching Staff

In Year 3 the children will be taught by:

  • Friar Tuck Class – Miss Trolley (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Cox (Wednesday – Friday)
  • King Richard Class – Miss Moore

We are also very lucky to have the fantastic support of:

  • Mrs Fletcher, Miss Booth, Mrs Munnoch
  • Miss Kemp – PE Coach
  • Mrs Willis- Modern Foreign Languages and Music Teacher


All Year 3 homework will be shared and accessed through our Microsoft Teams platform. The children will be able to access their half termly homework using their Teams log in details. We use a homework bingo style which is linked to our Units of Learning. How many can you complete?

Spellings and times tables will be practiced each week as these are extremely important. Additional spelling and times tables curriculum information can be found in the children’s planners. Children also have access to Doodles and Timestables Rockstars. There are competitions and celebrations throughout the school for streaks on doodles!

Autumn 1 Rivers Homework Y3
Autumn 2 Coal Mining Y3
Spring 1 Environment Homework
Spring 2 Stone Age Homework

Units of Learning

Autumn 1- How is a River formed?
Geography Knowledge Organiser Rivers
Science Knowledge Organiser Rocks

Autumn 2- How did coal mining help to shape the Edwinstowe we know today? 
History Knowledge Organiser Coal Mining
Science Knowledge Organiser Skeletons And Muscles

Spring 1- What does it mean to be environmentally friendly? 
Geography Knowledge Organiser Environmentally Friendly
Science Knowledge Organiser Forces And Magnets

Spring 2- How did Britain change between the beginning of the Stone age and the end of the Iron age? 
History Knowledge Organiser Stone Age
Science Knowledge Organiser Plants

Summer 1- How advanced were the famous civilizations that were great 3000 years ago?
History Knowledge Organiser Civilisations Shang Dynasty And Ancient Egypt
Science Knowledge Organiser Plants

Summer 2- What do we know about the continent of Asia? 
Geography Knowledge Organiser Asia
Science Knowledge Organiser Light And Dark

School Diary

All children are given a new school planner. The planners incorporate all of the useful information that the children will need. In the center of the planner, there are weekly pages for you to record your child’s daily reading. Reading develops the brain, provides a window into the world around you and helps you do better in all school subjects. We recommend that children are heard for at least ten minutes each night and notes to be made in their planners with your signature.

These diaries will be checked on a weekly basis. It is therefore yours child’s responsibility to have them in school every day. Please feel free to comment on the reading your child is doing at home. We encourage you to make a note of your child’s reading as all the children have the opportunity to win bronze, silver, gold and platinum in our whole school reading challenge!

Quality Texts

What is the Power of Reading?  

The Power of Reading is CLPE’s proven professional development programme that supports pupils to develop reading comprehension and writing composition, and fosters a whole school love of reading and writing.

The Power of Reading puts quality children’s literature at the heart of English learning and is built on years of research and best practice.

Below is a list of quality texts that children in Year 3 will be accessing this year to support and enhance their learning. We try to link our class text with our history/geography units of learning:

Autumn 1
“Oliver and the Seawigs” is a delightful children’s book written by Philip Reeve and illustrated by Sarah McIntyre. It follows the adventurous journey of a young boy named Oliver Crisp who finds himself on an incredible and whimsical adventure.

Oliver, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary imagination, lives in a lighthouse with his parents. One day, his parents disappear, leaving behind a mysterious map and a clue about finding them. Determined to rescue them, Oliver sets off on a thrilling quest to find his parents, encountering an array of quirky characters and bizarre creatures along the way.

The book is filled with imaginative illustrations and a captivating storyline that celebrates bravery, friendship, and the wonders of exploration. It’s a delightful tale that sparks the imagination and leaves readers enchanted by its whimsy and creativity.


Autumn 2
Enter the enchanting world of ‘The Iron Man,’ where a colossal metal giant rises from the earth and captivates readers with his mysterious and heartwarming tale. Ted Hughes weaves a mesmerizing story of an unexpected friendship between a young boy named Hogarth and the towering Iron Man. As they navigate a world filled with fear, misunderstanding, and a looming threat from the cosmos, their bond becomes a beacon of hope. Fueled by courage, empathy, and the belief in peaceful coexistence, ‘The Iron Man’ is a timeless classic that celebrates the triumph of compassion over fear and showcases the power of unity in the face of adversity.


Spring 1
“One Plastic Bag” by Miranda Paul is an inspiring true story that follows Isatou Ceesay, a woman in Gambia, as she transforms her community’s outlook on plastic waste. When discarded plastic bags become a menace to the environment, Isatou ingeniously discovers a way to recycle them into colorful purses. With determination and creativity, she sparks a movement, empowering women to clean up their village while creating beautiful, sustainable items. This uplifting tale of innovation, environmental awareness, and community action highlights the impact of one person’s initiative in making a significant difference in the world. “One Plastic Bag” is a poignant narrative that inspires readers of all ages to rethink waste and embrace the power of grassroots change.


Spring 2
Meet Ug, a young boy living in the fascinating world of the Stone Age. Unlike his peers, Ug possesses an extraordinary gift—he’s a genius ahead of his time. With his quick wit and inventive mind, Ug revolutionizes his ancient community, introducing innovative tools, solving problems with unmatched creativity, and dazzling everyone with his remarkable inventions. But Ug’s brilliance also brings challenges as he navigates the complexities of a world where tradition often clashes with new ideas. Join Ug on an adventurous journey filled with laughter, friendship, and the timeless pursuit of innovation, proving that even in the Stone Age, true genius knows no bounds.


Summer 1
“Werewolf Club Rules” by Joseph Coelho is a mesmerizing poetry collection that delves into the realms of childhood imagination, grief, and the bittersweet journey of growing up. Through beautifully crafted verses, Coelho weaves a poignant narrative exploring a young boy’s experience of loss and the solace he finds in a magical world of werewolves. Each poem is a lyrical masterpiece, painting vivid pictures of playfulness, friendship, and the depths of emotions that accompany loss.



Summer 2
“Varjak Paw” by SF Said is an enthralling adventure that follows the courageous Varjak, a Mesopotamian Blue cat with a longing for exploration beyond the walls of his sheltered home. Trapped within the confines of his family’s home, Varjak discovers a world beyond his imagination when faced with impending danger. With the help of a mystical ancestor’s guidance, he learns the ancient ways of the legendary martial arts, Jalal. Armed with his newfound skills and a band of misfit feline companions, Varjak embarks on a daring quest to confront an ominous foe and save his family from peril. Set against a backdrop of mystery and danger, “Varjak Paw” is a thrilling and heartwarming tale of courage, friendship, and self-discovery that will captivate readers of all ages.

Physical Education

This half term PE will take place on Monday and Thursday morning.

Full school PE kit is required and expected to be brought in on a Monday morning.

PE Kit:

We ask the children to bring fleeces and jogging trousers as well as outdoor footwear (if required during the colder months of the year), as the children will have an indoor and an outdoor session each week. This should include:

  • White T-shirt
  • Navy shorts (indoor PE)
  • Plimsolls/trainers
  • Navy or black tracksuit top and bottoms (for colder weather)

Additional Information

As teachers, we know that what may seem a little problem to an adult, can be a massive problem to a child – so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. We look forward to continuing to work with you and your child!

Year Three Gallery