Year 3 Classes

Welcome to the Year 3 Class page.

Our  learning for the first half of the Autumn term will be based upon ‘Into The Forest’ by Anthony Browne. They will be answering the question ‘Are all trees the same?’ The children will be comparing forests around the world. Children will be learning about trees as living things; the function of the different parts and how they rely on animals for pollination.


This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home.

Buster’s Book Club!

Every Wednesday is Buster’s day!

Buster challenges us to read 15 minutes every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our Buster’s Book Club Bookmarks. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that meet the 10 minute target, plus extra, are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.

After all of the results are in, we find out who wins Buster’s trophy for the week (the winner gets an extra playtime)!


At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. Roughly, each half term we introduce a new text.

The children explore the text page by page over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!

We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. Approximately once a week, we will be putting what we have learned into practise with a ‘Big Write’.

Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.


At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily children will engage three maths sessions, timetables, maths mastery and maths workshop. The children’s lessons will be based upon their gaps and will use the mastery ‘Inspire Maths’ program.

This half term children will be completing our learning on fractions and will then be moving onto look at area and perimeter.

Inspire Maths Home Activities 3

P.E. will take place on Friday each week, with an additional P.E. lesson on either Wednesday (B) or Thursday (A). Children should bring their P.E. kits to school on Monday and keep them in school all week.


Spelling rules are learnt in class each week and appropriate lists are sent home Fridays to be learned for the next Friday.


In order to ensure that children are ready for their PE lessons, we request that kit is brought in on Monday and not sent home again until Friday. If the kit does not need washing, we are happy for it to remain in school. It is extremely helpful to the children if their kit can be clearly labelled, just as you would do for their uniform.

The children will be swimming until the end of the Autumn term. Thank you for ensuring they have the correct equipment. Could we please ask that they bring a coat on this day particularly, especially as the weather starts to get colder?


Key Dates

Half term – 21st – 25th October

Caribous reading cafe – 14th November

Arctic Wolves reading cafe – 15th November

Links to help at home: