Year 3 – Hippos and Macaws

Year 3 – Hippos and Macaws

  • Year 3 Long Term Plan 2020-21


Important information

Year 3 Long Term Plan 20-21

Please find attached the Year 3 Welcome Booklet with some helpful information on:

Year 3 Welcome Booklet


Spellings are given out on a Friday and tested the following Friday when in school. A purple mash quiz is set each week for children to complete to help them revise their spellings for Group 1. Group 2 have a link to a game below:

Group 1 –

Group 2 –


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


Any homework that is set will be given out on a Friday. This will then need to be returned by the following Thursday. At the moment, homework is to be returned electronically through Microsoft Teams or Seesaw. If your child returns their homework then they will be awarded a merit!

DT – Moving Monsters!

We designed and create our own moving monsters and used the pressure of syringes to make the monsters mouths open and close.


Professional Bubbleworks Science Workshop

We had a great Science workshop and learnt about steam power, how different chemicals burn and static electricity. The children were very excited and had a wonderful time.

New Year 3 displays

We have two new Year 3 displays that are based around the English books we looked at during Spring 2 and Summer 1.

3 Mammoths did the work for “How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth”

3 Hippos did the work for “The Day Louis Got Eaten”

Information about Year 3:

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

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.


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.

Home Learning:

Reading: Children will be set a reading book online weekly to share and enjoy. Please read with your child and ask them to fill in their reading record. The children can also read their own books to build up their fluency and understanding. Online books are set on Rising Stars but children are also encouraged to choose their own books on Fiction Express.

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.

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