Year 3

Autumn Term

Miss Stark 3S

Miss Bird 3B


This term, we will be sailing through our learning! Our topic this term is ‘At sea’ Children will be learning about the Titanic and why it is a significant historical event. We will also be linking this to our geographic knowledge looking at compass points and identifying human and physical features.

In English, we will be writing a poem based on a story we will be learning and we will be writing from a character’s perspective. To support our wider curriculum learning, we will be reading lots of non-fiction texts linking to plants, the Titanic and healthy foods/cooking. We will also be exploring fiction texts within our group reading sessions.

Our number skills focus this term will be mental arithmetic, particularly looking at number bonds and halving numbers. We will continue to practice our times tables and children can also practice these at home using our ‘Learning links’ on our Google Classroom. In maths lessons, we will be continuing to learn about multiplication and division. We will also be learning about fractions.

In DT children will have the opportunity to learn about pneumatics and how they are used in the wider world. They will be designing and making their own pneumatic game. The children will also be learning about seasonal foods and how to cook using these foods. We will be making fruit skewers, a fruit crumble and vegetable tarts. What an exciting experience!

In art, we’ll have a unit of work based around craft. We will study the artist Ann Roth. Children will create their own mood board, tie-dye materials and weave with paper and material.

We will continue to have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please send children to school in their PE kits on this day. This should include: black or burgundy shorts/trousers, a plain white t-shirt and trainers/plimsolls for PE.


Homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday, this is always given as a slip in their planner and set on Google Classroom. 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 their planners.


We are really looking forward to sailing through our learning!






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