Year 3

In Year 3 we will be learning all about dinosaurs this first half term 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:

  • Recap place value and our understanding of the values of numbers.
  • Continue to practise the 2,3,5 and 10 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:

  • Identify parts of the human skeleton and sort different animals by their skeletons.
  • Learn about how muscles help mammals to move and where different muscles are in the body.
  • Sort food into their common food groups learn about what makes a healthy diet.



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:

  •  Identify continents and oceans of the word.
  •  Understand how a compass is used and how to locate areas within the UK.


Physical Education (PE)

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.


Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 3 newsletter, homework and curriculum topic overview.

Year 3 Newsletter - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 3 Homework - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019

Year 3 Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - September 2019