Year 3 – Hippos and Macaws

Year 3 – Hippos and Macaws

Year 3 Long Term Plan Overview

Year 3 Long Term Plan 2022-23

Information about Year 3:

In Year 3 the two teachers are Mr Miller (3 Macaws) and Mrs Howey (3 Hippos). Mrs Norfolk and Mrs Crook will also be working with Year 3 once a week.


Other staff working in Year 3 include Mrs Murphy and Mrs Blunden.

Year 3 is an important year as it represents the jump from KS1 to KS2. Across the year we strive to further develop the children’s levels of responsibility and the growth of independence. We aim to create a stimulating and challenging environment for the children to develop the skills and confidence that they need as they move up KS2, and ensure that learning is always fun.

Important information


Home Reading books are changed on a Monday in school and need to be returned by the next Monday. Children will be given rewards for reading at home.


Our PE slots for this half term are Monday afternoon and Friday morning.

Spellings & Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Friday. If your child returns their homework then they will be awarded a merit! Homework will cycle between a Maths and Spelling focus. Other homework and projects will be set throughout the year.


In English we deliver a book led curriculum and cover a wide range of genres in our writing. We will write fiction and non-fiction texts including reports, instructions, narratives, recounts, character descriptions and letters.


Reading is an important skill that we will continue to develop in Year 3. Both of the classrooms have reading books for the children. Whole Class Guided Reading happens every morning in Year 3.   The children will be carrying out a range of activities such as: inferential questions, literal questions, true and false questions, ordering and word meanings.



In Maths we use Big Maths and include problem solving and investigation work. All areas of maths are taught across the year, from the more basic number element, to work on measures including time and data handling. Methods to help improve our mental maths are an important part of each and every lesson.

Learning links:

Here are a variety of links to some websites and games to support our learning in class:


Times tables – Hit the Button:

10 more and 10 less – Numberline Mummy:

Ordering numbers:

Calculation balance:






Prefixes and suffixes:

If you have any questions, queries or if there is anything at all we can help with, please feel free to contact the Year 3 staff by telephone or email the office and they will get in touch with the class teacher.

Year 3 – Hippos and Macaws
Year 3 – Hippos and Macaws
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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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