Year 3

Year 3 class is taught by Miss Button and supported by Miss Edwards. 

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thomas and the Tinners.

This term we are looking at the history of our local area! We will be studying various books about mining and rocks, these include ‘The Rock is Lively’. Reading will be taught through our core text: ‘Thomas and the Tinner’ by Jill Patten Walsh

Below are this term’s knowledge organisers for science and history. They list the key knowledge and vocabulary taught during this topic. Please download them and help your child by looking at them together.


We will be studying our core text, ‘Thomas and the Tinners’. Children will have the opportunity to first learn the story, then they will be able to innovate it themselves. We will be looking at writing a play script to finish the term.


As mathematicians, we will focus on multiplication and division- multiplying 2 and 1 digit numbers with and without exchanges and then moving onto length and perimeter.


In Science, we will be looking at Rocks. We will be learning the three different types of rock and their properties and appearance. We will also be learning what soil is made of and how fossils are formed. These lessons will include some exciting experiments.


Children will have two PE sessions each week – Wednesday- we will be focusing on skipping to the beat and Thursday afternoons we will be swimming so please ensure the children bring in their swimming bags.


This half term, we will be focusing on identifying networked devices around us and identifying inputs and outputs of common computing devices and using real examples to bring to life i.e. press buttons, see something print.


Year 3 will continue with their French lessons this term, learning how to pronounce parts of the body and the days of the week.


In year 3, children need to read as much as possible. All children are expected to read at home most nights for 10 – 15 minutes either to themselves or with an adult. This could be their school reading book, listening to a story read by someone else or sharing a favourite book. All are equally valuable.   All children have a reading record book in which parents, carers or the children themselves can record what they have read or make any comments.

Spellings will be tested, and new spellings issued, each Friday. Please support your child to work on the accompanying sheets, these are designed to make spelling practise more fun and varied!

In addition, children all have access to Times Tables Rockstars, an online site for practising their times tables.


We love reading at Lanner!  Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life.  Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life.

Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 3 children.  Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you’re not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?