Welcome to the Year 3 Class page!

New to KS2 Information leaflet

This term our line of enquiry is….

Why are rocks and soils important?

The Pebble in My Pocket: A History of Our Earth: Amazon.co.uk: Hooper, Meredith, Coady, Chris: Books

Our Autumn term Power of Reading text is The Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper. We will be using this text to follow the changes a small pebble goes through over time.

In science the children will learn about rocks and soils. We will be investigating different types of rocks and soils, comparing them and discussing the properties.

In ICT we will be learning about E-safety. They children will be building on what they learnt last year in E-safety and secure their knowledge of how to stay safe online.

In PSHE we will be continuing to develop our understanding of keeping safe and well and looking more in depth at each Great British Value.



This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction  texts, 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. Our author of the half term is Michael Morpurgo  We will be learning about about the authors books and exploring them in fun and exciting ways.

Michael Morpurgo - Wikipedia

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

Reading Wednesdays!!

Don’t forget to read every Wednesday – remember you are in a reading race against all the other classes in school!

Word of the Day!

This weeks word’s are…

  • Ogre
  • dank
  • especially
  • trudge
  • unattractive



Can you be a word wizard? Try to write a sentence for two of this weeks words!


Northfield st Nicholas’ Reading Race!

Every Wednesday is Reading Wednesday!

We are challenged to read every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our reading book logs. The class with the most pupils that have read will win the race!

The winners will be announced each week and the winning classes are moved along the reading race and receive a bonus playtime!

At the end of the term the first class to reach the end of the reading race will win a treat/prize!


Each week we learn a new spelling rule. This will be on our weekly newsletter, please help your child learn this rule by practising writing words that contain this rule.


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 weeks, 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 in three maths sessions, timetables, maths mastery and maths workshop. The children’s lessons will be based upon their gaps.

Times tables!

Don’t forget to practise your times tables at home! Here are some great ways to do so:

Remember to collect coins on ‘Times table Rock stars!’ Remember it is a competition between each class!

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Don’t forget to use the PiXL times tables app!

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This terms homework project…

Home learning topic task – Due wc 19th October 2020

Wow! Wow! Wow! We were amazed at the home learning produced for this. So many different ways to demonstrate the learning. Well done.

Home Learning Task – Due 7th December 2020

Demonstrate what you know about Volcanoes.

You could:

  • Create an information poster.
  • Create a fact file booklet.
  • Draw a picture and label it.
  • Build a volcano and label it.


Key Dates

Parents evening will be held via telephone on  Monday 16th November (3.40pm- 5pm) and Tuesday 17th November (4pm – 6pm). Bookings can be made via the Arbor App, please see the email sent from the school office for further details.


  Here is Our Year 3 timetable for this half term.

Year 3 timetable Aut 2

Links to help at home: