Eldon Primary School

Aspiration, Determination, Success

Year 3

Year 3 teachers are:

Ms Hussain – Upper and Lower KS2 Phase Leader 

Mr Symister – Ruby Class 

Miss Begum – Sapphire Class 

Mrs Hoque and Ms Smith – Diamond Class 

Ms Sparks – Crystal Class

Ms Cade – Emerald Class


Summer Term

Summer 1 has gone really quickly, with lots of great learning going on in all areas of the curriculum.

In French the children have moved onto having conversations about their hobbies and how good they are at them.

Games lessons have been focusing on tennis, starting with out footwork and hand, eye co-ordination.

In History the children have been learning about the civilisations Persia and Greece and enjoying learning some new vocabulary.

DT has been a unit on making moving pictures with levers and linkages based in the book The Willow Pattern story.  They have carried out the process of research, design, make and evaluation

In our writing lessons we have collected lots of great vocabulary to help us describe characters and settings when we rewrote the Greek myth Theseus and the Minotaur.

In maths we have moved onto learning about fractions.  The children are getting to grips with the concepts and using the bar modelling well to help them visualise the questions.  We have some future programmers in year 3 as they have been using coding using the Scratch programme in computing lessons.



The children have settled straight back into school and their learning.

Since we have been back we have carried out a DT project about pencil cases. Children researched about pencil cases, practised their sewing skills, designed their own, chose the material, colours and fasteners and created a prototype.  We look forward to seeing all their finished products In French the children have been learning numbers, days and months, weather and greetings.

They have recently started practising having conversations. Trés Bien (very good).

Maths we have been working really hard on our short division written methods.  The children need to continue to learn the 2,5,10, 3,4 8 and 6 times tables and division facts thoroughly.                             …….

In science we have been learning about the parts of the plants and their functions and the life cycle of the plant including pollination.  We need to work on being able to name some spring flowers.

We have really enjoyed our history unit on comparing the civilisations in Ancient Egypt and Ancient Sumer and learning about settlements in Geography.

Next half term we will be working on the following things:  Science- Light and shadows; Maths –fractions and English –Greek myths. 

In History we will learn about Persia and Ancient Greece and in Geography all about agriculture.

Autumn 1

The Year 3 team would like to start off by welcoming back all of the children and parents after the summer holidays! Year 3 can be a scary year for many of our pupils; making the jump from key stage 1 to key stage 2 can be very frightening. The children have to get used to a new building (stairs!!), new teachers and a new routine. Whilst things are little different now, with new and important rules to follow, the Year 3 team are extremely proud to see all of the children proving that they are ready to adapt to this change and be active learners! They have settled in well during the first week despite the changes. All of the teachers are here to help and support children and we are looking forward to getting to know them as well as parents better over the next few weeks. 

We have lots of exciting things planned over the next half term so keep an eye on the school website and check your child’s book bag for any new and interesting books as well as important letters that they may have received. Please make sure to have a look at our yearly and half termly curriculum overview which can be found on the school website to stay up to date with what your child is learning. The homework is accessible through Google Classroom alongside weekly pieces of work every Friday afternoon. We are encouraging Year 3 pupils to learn their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6- and 8-times tables and recall them like they do their own name! is a fantastic website to get a head start and start practising!

We are committed to ensuring your children have a safe, thorough and exciting year of learning and are all very happy to answer any questions or queries that you may have.


Please check our website for regular updates.


Thank you.

Year 3 Team