Bathampton Primary School

Together on a Learning Adventure

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 Lego Tree Class

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.


Forest School - Thursday 14th March

Class Assembly - TBC



Our topic for terms 3 and 4 is Rocks, Relics and Rumbles. In this geography topic we will be finding out about earthquakes, volcanoes and Pompeii.


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

  • In English, we will be focusing on Poppy, Waldo and the Giant. This will be a meeting text including description, building tension and action. It will be followed by an information text called the Tree Giant. You will find all the texts in our Talk for Writing Text section. 
  • In Science we will be focusing on Forces and Magnets
  • In Art we will be studying Lowry and producing work in his style
  • In ICT children will learn about idata
  • In French we will  be writing to our new pen friends at the Lime Tree School, in Lyon France
  • ln RE we will be discussing the question What is good about Good Friday?
  • Our P.E. will be  rugby (Mondays) and Dance (Friday)
  • In PSHE our topic is Healthy Me
  • In Music we will continue to learn how to play the recorder and learn notes b, a, g and c  

In Maths, we will continue to follow the White Rose scheme. In term 4 we will be covering the following areas:

Length and perimeter


Mass and capacity

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.

Doodle Times tables 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.