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Growing Together in God

Year 3

Our theme this half term is all about Dinosaurs! 

We will be learning all about...



This half term we will be reading ‘The Dinosaur’s Diary’ by Julia Donaldson.  We will be   identifying key features of a losing tale and writing our own version.

In addition to this, we will be writing our own diary entries.

How you can help your child at home-

Read stories with them and talk about the structure of the story. How does the story start? What comes next? What are the characters like? How do you know?

Dates for your diary

13-17th January                        Healthy Schools Week

Friday 24th January                Maths/English Workshop

3 - 7th February                          Half termly assessment week.

Friday 14th February             School closes for half term holidays.



In Numeracy, we will be exploring Multiplication and Division, Money and beginning Statistics.


We will be focusing on these steps in Multiplication and division;

  • Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit
  • Divide 2-digits by 1-digit


In Money we will be focusing on these steps;

  • Pounds and pence
  • Convert pounds and pence
  • Add money
  • Subtract money
  • Give change

At home if you would like to practise allowing to access and experience different types of coins and money, ask them questions such as;

What is the value of the coin/note?

What does p mean?

Why do we have different values of coins and notes? What’s the difference between £5 and 5p?

Learning Logs are due in on the first day of each new term.

Monday - Spelling and Grammar. (to be submitted on Wednesday and on Friday's we will test spellings.)


Wednesday – Numeracy (to be submitted by Friday).


Friday – Comprehension (to be submitted by Monday).









As Geographers, we will locate and learn about the world’s continents and what they were like millions of years ago. 

As historians, we will research dinosaurs, the things that lived beside them and also how they became extinct.





In Science, we will be learning all about rocks.

We will find out about the different types of rock and their uses. We will also look at soil and fossils.



Year 3 Common Exception Words