Year Three Newsletter

Greenholm Primary School

Year 3 Spring Newsletter


Hello and welcome,


Our topic is Roads, Rivers and Romans.

We will be learning about the Roman Empire and the Roman invasion of Britain. 


In numeracy, we will be continuing with learning all the multiplication tables.  Please support your child with practising these weekly.

We will also be recapping key areas, such as place value, the four operations, fractions, measures and time (including Roman numerals).


This term in literacy, we will be looking at a range of myths and legends.  Pupils will also write letters, reports and narratives.

We will continue working on joining our handwriting neatly and correctly.

We will continue learning how to spell all our year 3 and 4 words correctly.  Please support your child in practising these, weekly (they can be found in the middle of your homework diary).


We will be linking our Roman topic to geography.  Pupils will find out where Rome is and comparing it to Britain then and now.  We’ll also be using compass skills, maps and atlases to write directions.

In history, we’ll be learning about who the Romans were, their origins and the impact they had on Britain.  Topics covered within this will be inventions, food, clothes, significant figures, the military and invasions.

Our science focus this term will be muscles, the skeleton, nutrition and animal groups.


In PE we will be doing lessons inside and outside. Please make sure you have your correct PE kit every Monday, including black jogging bottoms, in case of colder weather.


In RE, pupils will be learning about honesty, special events, prejudice and the importance of healthy friendships.


We will continue having a focus on reading for enjoyment this term.   Our class author is Jeremy Strong, which will link to our class reads.

We will also read a range of myths and legends linking reading to our literacy unit.

In year 3, pupils are expected to change their own home readers at least once a week.  Please ensure your child reads aloud to an adult who then signs/ticks or comments in their homework diary. 


Homework is very important and we expect all children to complete their homework on time each week.

Homework should be emailed to your child’s literacy teacher by Wednesday afternoon each week.


In the spring term, we will be continuing to learn about different musical elements and using a range of tuned and percussion instruments.

Pupils will compose and perform their own music inspired by the Romans.



PE Day- Monday

Homework – Will go out on Fridays and is due back the following Wednesday.

Roman Day – to be confirmed for this half term (but get those costumes ready!)


The ACHIEVERS for this term are:

  • Value and Respect
  • Resilience
  • Communication

We will provide opportunities for pupils to learn and rehearse these skills in each lesson.


We are all looking forward to another brilliant term,

Year 3 staff