Year 3 Classes

Welcome to the Year 3 Class page.

Our  learning for the first half of the Spring term will be based upon ‘The Pebble in my Pocket – A History of our Earth’ by Meredith Hooper and Chris Coady. They will be answering the question ‘Are all rocks the same?’ and learning about rocks, soils and fossils in science and English.


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.

Reading Challenge!

Every Wednesday is Reading Challenge day!

We  challenge the children to read at least three times a week, but especially on a Wednesday evening with someone at home that can record it in their reading logs. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that have read are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.


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 fortnight, 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. Children will engage with four maths sessions, times tables  and maths meeting. The children’s lessons will be based upon their gaps and will use the mastery ‘Inspire Maths’ program.


Inspire Maths Home Activities 3



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

Spellings for the week ending 24th January 2020

Group 1:one once says said house our friend ask you your

Group 2:hopeless endless happiness speechless kindness improve prove clothes sugar sure

Group 3: hopeless merciless happiness chattiness speechless favourite remember guard guide suppose

Group 4:shyness dizziness moodiness helpless carelessness merciless gentleness dryness brightness emptiness


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.



Key Dates

Half term – 17th – 21st October

Caribous reading cafe – 6th February 2:30 pm

Arctic Wolves maths cafe – 7th Febraury 2:30 pm

Year Group assembly – 14th February 9:30 am

Links to help at home: