Class 3E 2016 - 2017

Mr Etherington

Year 3 Teacher

Mrs Buck


Welcome to 3E

3E is taught by Mr Etherington and Mrs Buck, our HLTA, teaches all day on a Monday..

Please use our class page to find out about what we are learning and doing during the year.  More detailed information about the class theme can be found by opening the 'Curriculum Plan' which can be found in 'Files to download' lower down the class homepage.


Our theme for this half term is 'The World and Us'


The children will be learning about the world in Geography and our place in it.  In Science we will be looking at plants. We will be learning about the functions of different parts of flowing plants and the requirements of plants for life and growth. We will be investigating the way in which water is transported within plants and exploring the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, see formation and seed dispersal.  Our Art will focus on the skill of sculpture and how these can enhance our environment. We will be exploring lots of sculpting techniques.



In English we will be focusing on the book- .

The Pirates Next Door by Jonny Duddle and The Jolly Rogers and the Ghostly Galleon.





Through this book we will learn continue to learn how to write noun phrases, adverbial phrases and subordinate clauses to enhance our sentence writing.

 We will learn how to perfect our paragraph, learning how to compose a good paragraph and to make our paragraphs flow.

In addition we will be using the animation ‘The Lighthouse’ to develop the skills mentioned above.

We will continue to learn spellings for year 3 and ensure our spelling of words becomes more accurate.                                                 




In maths the children will develop their ability and knowledge in the following concepts.  Through a mastery style of teaching the children will develop their fluency in these areas as well as an ability to reason and problem solve using this knowledge.

The children will learn:

  • To learn about angles.
  • To learn about parallel and perpendicular lines.
  • Too learn about horizontal and vertical lines.
  • To describe shapes using the above.
  • To learn about 3D shapes.
  • To learn how to calculate the area of a shape.

We will also be revisiting addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to ensure we can reason and problem solve using these ways to calculate.



Keep checking the class page to see if we have added any pictures of the children's recent learning.

Useful Websites

Times tables:

As children are required to know their multiplication tables up to 12x12 by the end of Year 4, a key area of focus is to develop our multiplication tables knowledge and become times table superstars! Strong multiplication table knowledge is crucial in many areas of maths and children should be able to recall these quickly and confidently. On top of your child's weekly mathematics homework, children should spend some time each week practising their times tables. Please enjoy exploring the times table activities below:

Hit the Button - Quick fire maths practice for 5-11 year olds

About Hit the Button. Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division ...


Have you found some other fun times table activities? Come and let us know - 3Pwould love to hear about them.

Please click on the link below and spend some time exploring the range of fun and exciting spelling, punctuation and grammar activities available:


Homework is set every Friday and is due in on a Tuesday.  Children will be tasked with an English and a Maths homework each week, as well as spellings. If you have any queries regarding homework, please do come and ask me, or write a note in your child's home school diary or homework book. The school homework policy is available for download from the main school homepage. Thank you for supporting your child with their homework.

The Week at a Glance Y3


Change reading books and outdoor PE ( please make sure to bring in your PE kits)


Maths and English homework to be handed in to class teacher.


Thursday (PE or swimming)

Spring term is gymnastics and 3E will go swimming on Thursdays.


New reading books for the weekend

Maths and English homework is set.


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