Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, Ms Ovigne and Mrs Wood are the class teachers and we are supported by the amazing Mrs Makepeace.

Our PE days this term are Monday and Friday. Please come to school wearing your kit on these days.



Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is Through the Ages. In this history topic we will be exploring  the history and structure of ancient Britain including the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.


The topic will also flow through our wider curriculum as we explore:

  • In English, we will be focusing on traditional tales starting with Red Riding Hood. You can find the text below in the Talk for Writing Text section. 
  • In Science we will be focusing on the Body
  • In Art we will be investigating contrasting and complementing colours
  • In ICT children will learn about iProgam
  • In French we will  be learning to introduce ourselves
  • ln RE we will be studying Hinduism and discussing the importance of Diwali
  • Our P.E. will be  invasion games (Mondays) and hockey (Friday)
  • In PSHE our topic is Me in my World
  • In Music we will be learning to sing a gospel song and beginning to use percussion instruments to accompany it  

In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In term 1 we will be covering the following areas:

  • Place value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction


If you wish to follow White Rose at home, you can see the yearly overview, small steps and individual lesson resources.


The whole school is now using a new scheme from the Spelling Shed. Children will continue to have weekly tests having spent time learning their spellings in class. They will also have a login to the Spelling Shed website where they will be able to play games to practise their spellings for that week. You can find the Year Three Spelling Plan in the Useful Documents section below.



Homework is set on Thursdays and is due in on Tuesday each week. It will be completed online (login details can be found in reading record books). Homework will be set from Thursday 14th September.

Reading- pupils read a scheme book, or novel if a free reader to an adult 5 times a week. Please record this in your child's reading record book.

Doodle Maths - children will be set activities based on in-class learning that week.

TTRockstars! By the end of Year 4 all children are expected to know all their tables. So please practise these regularly.

Spelling Shed- children will have access to Spelling Shed's online platform, where weekly spelling lists set by the class teacher, can be found as well as games and activities that will help your child learn their spellings. Spelling tests will take place every Tuesday.


Spellings For Term 1

Talk4 Writing Text