Welcome to Year 3 

Teacher: Miss Addison   
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Layton


Autumn Second Half Term Objectives

Year: 3      Date: November 2021

This is intended for parents and pupils to share the learning objectives for the term. It also provides targets for the term ahead.






  • To add and subtract 3 digit & 2-digit  numbers crossing 100.
  • To add and subtract a two 3-digit numbers.
  • To subtract a 3-digit number from a 3 -digit number with and exchange.
  • To estimate answers to calculations.
  • To check problems.
  • To become more fluent in 4 and 8 times tables.
  • To multiply and divide by 4 and 8
  • To use knowledge to solve word problems
My Maths target is:
To know our 6 times table and re-cap 1,2,3,5 and 10’s




Our book this half term is Beauty and the Beast written by Jeanne-Maire Leprince de Beaumont




In our English lessons, we are going to be:


  •  Reading and discussing the text as a whole class and in groups.
  • Checking the meaning of unfamiliar words.
  • Using a thesaurus to continue to develop our range of vocabulary and use within our writing.
  • To continue to develop our composition skills by beginning to write more complex sentences by including subordinate clauses when using a range of conjunctions.
  • Begin to organise our writing into paragraphs.
  • Use basic punctuation correctly and consistently.

My English target is:


I can compose and rehearse sentences orally before writing.  


I can draw inference to infer characters thoughts, feelings and motives from their actions and justify using evidence from the text. 


To form all letters correctly and continue developing joined handwriting.

Other useful information for this term:


  • Remember your reading book and planner every day.
  • Please write in your child’s planner whenever you hear them read, this does not have to be their school reading book, it can be a library book, a book your child enjoys reading, etc. Remember there are example questions to ask them about their book in the planner.    
  • English Homework is set on a Tuesday and due in Friday.  Maths homework is set on Friday and due in on a Tuesday.
  • Spellings are given out on Fridays for a test the following Thursday.   
  • P.E is on Tuesdays; remember to come to school dressed in your P.E. kit. Please tie up long hair and take out earrings.  
  • Please remember to bring a drink everyday- either water or squash.


 Discovery Quest Topic
  • What difference have the Vikings made to the UK today?


    During the topic we will be answering these questions-



    • How and why did the Vikings invade Britain? 


    A2 - I use maps, atlases, globes and digital computer mapping to locate countries and describe features.

    A3 – I can name and locate the countries of Europe.

    B2 – I can name and locate countries and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics including hills, mountains, cities, rivers, and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.

    D1 – I can use the eight points of a compass, four figure grid references, symbols and a key to communicate knowledge.




    • What did the Vikings trade?


    C2 – I can describe the social, ethnic, cultural or religious diversity of past society.

    C3 - I can describe the characteristic features of the past, including beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children




    • How did Viking beliefs change during their time in Britain?


    B2 – I can understand the concept of change over time, representing this, along with evidence, on a timeline.

    B3 - I can use dates and terms to describe events. (from 0 onwards)




    • Why do you think the Vikings made good warriors?
    • What was a Viking longboat?
    • What were Viking houses made of?


    C3 – I can describe key aspects of human geography, including settlements and land use.




    • What was life like living in a Viking longhouse?


    E4 – I can explore how stimuli can be used as a starting point for 3D work with a particular focus on form, shape, pattern, texture & colour.

    E5 - I can experiment with making life-size models




    • What was the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle?
    • What can we learn from artefacts found in York?


    A1 – I use evidence to find answers to questions about the past.

    A2 – I can suggest suitable sources of evidence for historical enquiries

    A3 - I can use more than one source of evidence for historical enquiry to gain a more accurate understanding of history.




    • Were the Vikings invaders or settlers? 
    • Were all Vikings warriors?


    D2 – I can recognise that people seek to improve and sustain environments.  


    A5 - I can suggest causes and consequences of some of the main events and changes in history.

    D1 - I use appropriate historical vocabulary to communicate, including: dates, time period, era, change, chronology.