Welcome to Year 3

“The wisest mind has something yet to learn.” George Santayana

Mrs Hodgson

Mrs Hodgson

Y3 Class Teacher, Designated Safeguarding Lead, Science Coordinator, Computing Coordinator

Mrs Auld

Mrs Auld

Teaching Assistant

Miss Hazar

Miss Hazar

Teaching Assistant

Y3 Class Curriculum Newsletters

Read what we are learning about each half term here:

Autumn 1 Newsletter Autumn 2 Newsletter Spring 1 Newsletter Spring 2 Newsletter Summer 1 Newsletter Summer 2 Newsletter

Long Term Plan

Year 3 LTP


Academic Year 2022/2023

Welcome back to school! We hope that you have all had a great summer holiday and you’re ready for a fantastic year in Year 3! We are so excited welcome you back and welcome you to Key Stage 2. We thoroughly enjoyed our transition morning with you and have heard such great things about you all. We can’t wait to get started! We have some great topics planned for Year 3 so I hope you can start to look forward to your learning journeys ahead. Keep a look out on this page at our learning journey and all the many exciting things we do.

Y3/4 Statutory Spelling List

Please encourage your children to practise these spellings. These are essential and should be practised alongside weekly spellings.

Y3 & Y4 Statutory Spellings

At St Joseph’s, we are so grateful for the invaluable support that our parents and carers provide for our pupils. We know how well our families have been able to adapt to home learning so now that we can welcome all of our pupils back to school, we wanted to provide opportunities for our pupils to continue their learning at home, if they choose to. The homework given will prepare and support your child’s learning across the curriculum each half term. The homework tasks below are optional. If you would also like to read our homework policy, please follow the link below.

Homework Policy 2022-24



To help you with your learning this half term, here are some optional homework tasks and resources/activities for you to complete. I can’t wait to see your work that you complete at home!

Autumn 1 Homework grid

Resources/Activities to support your homework/learning


Make a time line of key events in prehistoric history. Consider the different time periods and how long these were when marking significant events on your time line. Don’t forget to write on the dates too, including B.C.

Blank time line



Write a diary entry about the day in the life of a Stone Age person. What do you do? What do you eat? Where do you sleep? Click for information below about life in the Stone Age.

BBC bitesize Life in the Stone Age Writing frames


Use power point, word or key note to create your own fact file about The Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age. Can you include a title and subheadings?


Research life in prehistoric times. Make your own Stone Age tool, weapon, cooking pot or house. You might even use a shoe box to create your own cave setting.


Compare and contrast rocks and pebbles you can find in your garden. Can you sort them into groups? If you have any hula hoops you could use these as sorting hoops. Take a photo of what you did and explain why.


Stick post its all around the house with times tables on. As you pass them every day you need to say the answer.


Spring 1 homework grid linked to our Rainforest topic Spring 2 homework grid linked to explore our precious planet topic.