Year 3

For this first half of the Autumn Term in Year 3 we will be learning all about dinosaurs and will plan and write our own stories based on the ‘Gigantosaurus’ by Jonny Duddle as well as learning lots of interesting facts about these amazing animals!


What we will do:

  •  Read the story of the ‘Gigantosaurus’ by Jonny Duddle.
  •  Use drama to act out parts of the story.
  • Use onomatopoeia effectively to add actions and relevant noise.
  •  Write fact-files based on their favourite dinosaur.
  •  Orally present interesting facts and be able to ask and answer questions.


What we will do:

  •  Continue to practise the 2, 3, 5 and 10 times-tables.
  • Begin to learn the 4 and 6 times-tables by linking them to the 2 and 3 times-tables.
  • Begin to know the value of each digit in a 3-digit number.
  • Continue to use written methods to add and subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers.


What we will do:

  • Investigate the natural environment to look for rocks.
  • Identifying the qualities of rocks.
  • Learn which rocks are permeable and impermeable and what these words mean.
  • Sort rocks into categories of the children’s own criteria.


What we will do:

  •  Place the dinosaurs on a timeline to show how long ago they lived.
  •  Learn about the many types of dinosaur that were around and how long they lived for.
  •  Find out what the Earth looked like at this time.


What we will do:

  •  Locate where cocoa beans are grown on a world map.
  •  Understand what Fairtrade is and how it affects farmers around the world.


What we will do:

  • Develop our balance, strength and body control by combining movements to make a sequence.
  • Play team games such as Basketball and transfer our throwing and catching skills.


What we will do:

  • Look carefully at dinosaurs and use pencils to sketch.
  • Develop the sketches into painting using watercolours.
  • Add depth to the paintings by using shade effectively.



We will be learning French weekly with Mrs Seaton. This term in French we will be learning all sorts of new basic vocabulary, such as days of the week, months, colours, numbers etc.


Music will continue to be taught by Mr Griffiths every Friday. We will be using percussion instruments to create dinosaur sounds.


Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 3 newsletter and homework.

Year 3 Newsletter - Autumn Term - Sept 2018

Year 3 Homework - Autumn Term - Sept 2018