Year 3 (Oystercatchers)


Autumn Term 2017

Mr Collett
Mrs Shulman
Miss Barker (Tuesday AM and Wednesday PM)
Mr Ostler (Tuesday PM and Friday AM)


This term we are linking our geography / history topic with literacy by studying Scottish traditional tales, myths, and legends. We will read a variety of these stories and act them out through drama, storyboard them, analyse the language used and then write our own.

Please continue to hear your child read at home and talk about what they have read. Many of the children are now using the Accelerated Reader system and are taking scored tests on their books so it is important they understand the books they have chosen. We aim to have all the children in the class onto AR by the end of the year.


In maths we start by looking at partitioning numbers up to thousands, and consolidating number facts (doubles and halves of numbers to 20, number bonds to 10 and 20 and early times tables work). We will also work on place value and using the correct mathematical language to describe numbers.


Our science for the term is all about humans and other animals. We will be learning about the structure of the body in terms of bones and muscles, and the function of the main organs, and also about diet and food groups.

History and Geography

Our topic in Geography this term is all about Scotland, although our learning will be spilling over into art, literacy, music and other areas too. We will be working on some map reading skills, learning some of the political history of Scotland, and looking at cultural icons such as tartan and Loch Ness.


This term we will be learning about what it means to be a Christian and exploring the concept of “belonging”. 

Design & Technology

We are looking at Textiles and will be working on sewing and joining fabrics together.


In computing we are learning some typing skills using the BBC schools website ( as well as learning some word processing and desktop publishing skills.


Our music learning this year will start with the children using iPads and the GarageBand software to make and record their own music. Later in the term, we will begin preparing for the Christmas show.


Our PE this term includes gymnastics (Tuesday afternoons) and Outdoor Adventurous Activities (Thursday afternoons) . Please ensure your child has full PE kit on these days and if they wear earrings, that they are able to remove them or have brought in some micropore tape to cover them (we unfortunately cannot supply any tape, nor can we put it over the children’s earrings ourselves)


Homework will usually be issued on a Thursday to come back the following Wednesday. It will usually be a piece of reading with questions and a maths activity. Later on the term there will also be number bonds / times tables and spellings to complete.