Year 3

Autumn Term

Miss Stark 3S

Miss Bird 3B


This term we will be exploring the question ‘If a rainforest could talk, what would it say?’. Over the term, we will explore the different rainforests of the world and their locations! We will be focusing on specifically the Amazon Rainforest and comparing the lifestyles of the Yanomami and Huaorani tribes to our own lives here in Ipswich. To conclude our learning, we hope to send a letter to David Attenborough to share their knowledge of deforestation. Fingers crossed we receive a reply.

In DT we will be designing, creating and evaluating our own cushions for which we will use a variety of needle work. We will improve as artists by focusing on our Art & Design unit of formal elements. As we progress through the Autumn term, we will learn more about emotions, dangers, hazards and risks in PSHE and build a knowledge of a healthy balanced diet.


In maths this term, we will be developing our understanding of place value, manipulating numbers with up to three digits. Please help your child practise their 3 and 4 times tables. This is especially important this year to provide a strong base for their assessments in Year 4. Their login information for TT Rockstars is in their planner.

In English this term, we will be getting to grips with the Year 3 writing skill of prepositions. We will focus on The Amazon rainforest to create poetry and a non-chronological report, using organisational features such as subheadings and paragraphs.

As readers, we will read a wide range of texts, both fiction and non-fiction. We encourage children to complete AR quizzes at least once a week!

  • Year 3 will have PE every Wednesday and Friday.

  • At The Oaks, we expect children to read at least four times a week. Children will be rewarded for completing this regular reading, so please make sure it is recorded in planners.