Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Higginson

Mrs Hodgson

Mrs Harland


To contact the Year 3 team email


Love Learning, Love Life, Always Aiming High



Welcome back to your final term in Year 3!

Wow! Where has the time gone? We're in the final term of Year 3 already! We are very excited to see you all on your first day back (15th April). We have lots of of great activities planned, and can't wait to get started.


Year 3 Structure

Class Teachers: Mrs Harland (Monday, Thursday & Friday) and Mrs Higginson (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Support: Mrs Hodgson will support Year 3 throughout the day and will deliver some afternoon sessions as our HLTA.

Some of your PE sessions may be delivered by Mr Wynne from S4YC.



PE will mainly be delivered on Wednesdays and Friday afternoons. However, it is always a good idea to have your PE kit in all week, just in case we do an extra PE session or a practical maths lesson. Don’t forget to put your name in all of your PE items, including shoes.



In Year 3 you will be given Learning Log and maths homework on a Friday, this needs to be handed back in on a Wednesday. Throughout Year 3, we will be working hard on learning our times tables ready for the times table check in Year 4. To support you in learning your times tables, you will have access to Times Table Rock Stars at home and will also be set weekly times tables to learn.

Spellings will be sent home at the start of the half term, and you will be directed to the list we are working on weekly. We won’t be formally testing spellings every Friday but instead will expect you to use those words in your work each week.




It is important to continue to read at home regularly to improve comprehension skills and fluency. We ask that you read at least three times a week with your adults, and that your reading record is signed by the adult. Your reading record must be handed in twice a week to allow teachers to check any comments and support you with reading at home, this will be on a Monday and a Thursday.

Reading books should be changed at least once a week, and whilst we will remind you to do this, you will be able to do this readily just outside the classroom. You will have access to our class’s extensive range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction books, magazines, and newspapers as well as a fantastic set of levelled books in the key stage two corridor. In class we will undertake guided reading, quiet reading, shared reading and reading for pleasure, in addition to working through a class book in English.

Pathways to Read:

Guided Reading book in summer 1: The Illustrated Atlas of Britain and Ireland, by Struan Reid and Megan Cullis.

Guided Reading book in summer 2: The Egyptian Cinderella, by Shirley Climo



In English, we will be diving into the enchanting world of 'Journey' by Aaron Becker, where a lonely girl draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through it escapes into a world where wonder, adventure, and danger abound. Red marker in hand, she creates a boat, a balloon, and a flying carpet that carry her on a spectacular journey toward an uncertain destiny. When she is captured by a sinister emperor, only an act of tremendous courage and kindness can set her free. Can it also lead her home and to her heart’s desire? Through this imaginative text, we will explore our use of tenses, paragraphs, prepositions and descriptive writing. We will then go on to look at 'Zeraffa Giraffa' by Dianne Hofmeyr, the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. Using this incredible text as our inspiration, we will explore our use of non-fiction features such as headings, sub-headings, and other organisational features such as images and diagrams. We will also practise using tenses correctly and consistently, and a range of sentence structures.

Pathways to Write –

Summer 1: Journey by Aaron Becker

Summer 2: Zeraffa Giraffa by Dianne Hofmeyr


In maths, our units of study for this half term include fractions, mass and capacity, money, time and shape. In fractions, we will look at how to recognise fractions as part of a whole, count fractions on a number line, add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and find fractions of an amount. We will be learning how to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks, including telling the time to the nearest minute, and working out the time on a 24 hour clock. This is particularly tricky, so the more you can practise this at home, the better. We will also learn to recognise right angles, and angles which are larger or smaller than 90 degrees, and will learn to recognise parrallel, perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines. 


At the top of the page, you can find links to download useful files, such as the Learning Leaflets and homework support. You can also find useful website links below and videos to support you at home.


Grown-ups, if you have any questions or would like to speak to me, then please catch one of the Y3 adults at the end of the day or email the class email ( Alternatively, if you have an urgent enquiry, then please contact the school office, who can relay any messages to us.


Mrs Higginson, Mrs Harland and Mrs Hodgson



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Useful Links

Maths at Elton

Calculation Policy

Mathematics Policy

Times Table Rock Stars

White Rose Home Learning

Spelling Frame Games


Elton Primary School and Nursery Twitter

Top Marks English Games

Top Marks Maths Games

English at Elton 

Files to Download

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Elton Primary School
School Lane, Elton,
Cheshire CH2 4LT
Headteacher: Mr Kevin Manning
Main Contact: Miss E Jackson, Mrs C Davies or Mrs K Henderson
SENCO - Mrs Samantha Higginson