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Zebras (Y3)

Welcome to the Zebra Class






Welcome to Zebra class with Miss Martin and Mrs Yates. We are extremely excited for the year and looking forward to working with all our Y3 children. This page is for our parents and children to use together. It includes information about what Y3 are learning, key dates, homework and helpful websites. Our focus this year, is to increase children’s confidence with their times table and encourage them to continue to develop their love of reading.

Please click here to download the Y3 Topic Long Term Plan

     Long Term Plan Y3 23-24

Please click here to download the Y3 Maths Long Term Plan 

Please click here to download the Y3 Writing Standards 

Autumn Term

Our topic for Autumn 1 is ‘Stones and Bones’. This will take us back 12,000 years. We will be learning about the period of time from the Mesolithic times (the middle Stone Age) all the way to the Neolithic times (the late Stone Age). We will be researching: hunter-gatherers and farmers; houses and settlements; Stone Age landmarks; and changes that happened during this time.

But how do we know about these times if there is no written evidence?


Key Vocabulary

Mesolithic                          Neolithic                             social                                    economical                        hunter-gatherer                               farmers                archaeology                       immigrated revolution                          Stone Age                           Iron Age                              Bronze Age                        Ice Age                                BC/BCE                                 AD                         time period

Learning what these words mean will help you during our first topic.



In English, we will be learning about our class animal and using the information we have discovered to write some poetry.  We will then look at persuasive writing and write a letter to explain why it is important to protect an endangered species.  After this, we will be using the information we have learnt in our History lessons to create a character description of a Stone Age Boy. 

In maths, we will start the year by recapping our place value knowledge.  This will then progress on to learning about formal written methods for Addition and Subtraction.

In Science, our focus is rocks and forces.  We will investigate rocks and their properties as well as looking at how rocks and fossils are formed.  Additionally, we will look at forces with a focus on push and pull.


Our topic for Autumn 2 is ‘Record Breakers’. We will be looking at the human and physical features of Geography and comparing longest and shortest rivers, biggest and smallest countries and the tallest and shortest buildings around the world.

Do you know what tallest building is in the world?  Do you know what the longest river in the world is?


We will be learning about record-breaking facts about our planet

In English, we will be using our narrative writing skills.  We will start by writing a portal story.  Then, we will be looking at traditional tales.  

In maths, we will move on to written methods for multiplication and division.  We will be learning about the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We will be learning this through using practical objects, pictures and through rapid recall.  This is something we can also be practising at home in preparation for the Y4 multiplication check.


Important Information

Our P.E days are Mondays and Wednesdays.

Our weekly Spanish lessons will be on Wednesdays.

Our weekly spelling test will be on a Friday.

We will complete book swaps on a Monday.

Dates for your diary

Workshop - Thursday 19th October at 9am

Parent showcase - Friday 10th November at 2:15pm

Home Learning

We ask for you to read 4 times weekly and sign your child's planner.

Play on TT Rockstars and spelling shed. 

Each half-term we will also send out a home learning bingo grid with tasks for you to complete at home. Here are the Autumn challenges for you to try (remember each challenge is worth 1 Dojo):

Autumn 1:

Autumn 2: