Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Autumn 1 2022


Under Attack! 

Year 3 class is taught by Mr Jack Lugg.

        Teaching and learning is supported by Mrs Helen Staples

Please come and see us if you have any questions or concerns.


Below are this term's knowledge organisers for science and history. They list the key knowledge and vocabulary taught during this topic. Please download them and help your child by looking at them together.


This term we are learning about the theme of invasion. Our history topic will focus on the Roman invasion of Britain, the reasons for and the legacy that the Roman's left behind. This theme is continued in our class novel- The Legend of Podkin One-Ear. A son of a chieftain who has to escape an invasion from the Gorm!


In whole class taught reading, we are reading two books. Firstly, the novel ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’ by Kieran Larwood, then the non-fiction book, ‘Roman Britain' by Ruth Brocklehurst.


Unit 1- Narrative- 3 weeks:

 Our narrative unit will be inspired by ‘The Legend of Podkin One-Ear’ Children will first learn the text, then come up with their own adaption, concentrating on setting and character descriptions.


 Unit 2 - Non-chronological reports- 3 weeks -

We will be focusing on writing Non-chronological reports based on our history topic- The Roman invasion of Britain. The children will identify and use the features of a Non-chronological report such as sub headings and paragraphs and formal language and tone.





For the first weeks of the term we will be focusing on place value (within 1000) and adding and subtracting within 1000.



This term we will be looking at the human body- skeleton, bones, joints and muscles.



Children will have two PE sessions each week - please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every Wednesday and Thursday.


The children will be learning internet safety and programming.


Year 3 will be starting French lessons this half term. Focusing on greetings and numbers 1-10



with their French lessons this term..


We love reading at Lanner!  Reading to, and with, your child is one of the greatest gifts you can give as a love for reading will ensure your children becomes a reader for life.  Research shows that reading and talking to your child about stories, information books and poems from an early age benefits them for life. 

Sometimes, knowing which book to choose can be a little confusing with such a wide range available, so why not have a look at the recommended reads below for Year 3 children.  Many of these books are also available at the local library so, if you're not already a member, why not take a look at the link below to join up?

Home Learning

In year 3, children need to read as much as possible. All children are expected to read at home most nights for 10 - 15 minutes either to themselves or with an adult. This could be their school reading book, listening to a story read by someone else or sharing a favourite book. All are equally valuable.   All children have a reading record book in which parents, carers or the children themselves can record what they have read or make any comments.

Spellings will be tested, and new spellings issued, each Friday. Please support your child to work on the accompanying sheets, these are designed to make spelling practise more fun and varied!

In addition, children all have access to Times Tables Rockstars, an online site for practising their times tables.