Year Three Newsletter

Greenholm Primary School

Year 3 Autumn Newsletter


Hello and welcome,


Our topic is Land before time and we will be learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age era.


In Maths we will be learning our 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables. Can you please ensure these are practised regularly with your child.

We will also be learning how to add and subtract numbers to 1000.

We will be learning more about fractions and how to add and subtract them.


In Literacy we will be learning how to write descriptive paragraphs using capital letters, full stops, commas and exclamation marks.

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

We will be learning how to spell all our year 3 and 4 words correctly.

In Geography and History, we will be learning about Volcanoes and the prehistoric era. In Science, we will be learning about rocks, soils and fossils.

We will have a big focus on reading this term and our first book is The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. We will also encourage pupils to change their own home readers.

In year 3 we will be learning about different musical elements and using a range of tuned and percussion instruments.


In PE we will be learning gymnastics, dance and games. Please make sure you have your correct PE kit each week.


PE Day – Monday

Forest School – TBC

Swimming – More information to follow

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

Science fair – Thursday 21st November 2019


In year 3:

  • We always try our best.
  • We always follow instructions.
  • We are polite.


Looking forward to a brilliant term.

The year 3 staff