Y3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Morgan

Miss Waller

Welcome to the Year 3 webpage.

Mrs Morgan teaches Sparrows and Miss Waller teaches Doves.

Useful links: 

Google Classroom - http://classroom.google.com/a/elworthce.cheshire.sch.uk 

Oxford Owl - https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

Edshed - https://play.edshed.com/ 

Times Table Rockstars - https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth 

AR Book Finder: https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/ 

Autumn 2023

Our topic this term is: Could you survive as a stone age person?

Through our Autumn term topic, Year 3 will  be exploring what life was like for the earliest settlers; how they evolved from hunter-gatherers who travelled around through to them creating the first settlements. They will be histroy detectives, unravelling the mystery of the settlement at Skara Brae and geographers to explore the landscape of the UK and why it was such a good place for these early settlers to be. They will investigate the advent of farming and the changes it brought to human life. As a part of this topic, we will have a trip to Tatton Park, where we will delve deeper into what life was like for Stone Age people. More information about our topics and other subjects this term can be found on our topic webs below. 


Our texts in our writing this term are The Iron Man by Ted Hughes and Fox by Margaret Wild. 

Untitled presentation (1).jpgThe Iron Man by Ted Hughes

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
Where had he come from? Nobody knows.
How was he made? Nobody knows.

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.


Fox by Margaret Wild

Dog is blind in one eye and cannot see. Magpie has a burned wing and cannot fly. But together the two make a perfect whole. Until Fox comes around and coaxes Magpie away from Dog.

This long-awaited paperback edition of a multi-award-wining picture book is both stunning in text and unusually powerful in its illustrations. Short-listed in 2000 for the Kate Greenaway Medal, Fox is an archetypal drama about friendship, loyalty, risk and betrayal and is ideal for study in primary and secondary schools.



All children are expected to read at home during the week. Children who are part of a phonics group should be reading their phonics book daily, as well as books on the Oxford Owl website for additional reading. Children in Mrs Morgan and Miss Waller's reading groups should be reading their AR books for up to 30 minutes three times per week as part of their homework and have their reading diary signed by an adult. These will be checked by their teacher during Reading lessons. Pupils in Year 3 will have access to Accelerated Reader when they have moved past Grey RWI Phonics. ON AR children read their choice of book and complete a comprehension quiz online in school at the end. These results are tracked by teachers and the children achieve points for good test results. Children will have a range of books to choose from in school, but they are welcome to read books from home. You can use the AR Book Finder website below to find the Book Lovel of the book and see if it is in your child's range. 


Spellings/ Phonics

In Year 3, children receive daily phonics/ comprehension lessons as well as a daily spelling lesson following the Rear Write Inc. scheme. The children will receive weekly spelling homework on Spelling Shed linked to the spelling patterns they are learning in class.

In addition, the children should learn the National Curriculum spelling lists which were given out at the start of the year. Children are expected to learn one column of spellings per half term and will require help and support at home to ensure the children achieve well. Ideally this should happen weekly – little and often – to enable the children to master the spelling of all of the words. We realise that some of these spellings may appear quite demanding, but every child in the country has to be proficient in the spelling of these relevant age-related words. All spelling lists currently set for your child are available on EdShed. 



We have PE every week on a Wednesday and Friday where you need to come dressed ready in your PE kit. At this time of the year, the weather is very changeable so always send your child in with the appropriate PE uniform (please refer to the school PE uniform policy on our website for guidance).  May we remind you that all uniform should be labelled to avoid any confusion and missing kit. This term in PE, Doves will be having dance with Mrs Game and Sparrows will be doing netball with Mr Darby. 

Fitness Friday

We will continue to come to school dressed in our PE kits on Fridays, as we have a focus on keeping active and healthy. Prepare for an active and enjoyable day of learning!



Homework will be set on a Monday and will and be due in the following Monday morning. All homework for Maths and Spellings is on EdShed. A link to this can be found below and reminders are posted on Google Classroom weekly. 



Day Set

Completed By


- EdShed maths based on what we are looking at in class

- TTRockStars




- EdShed weekly spelling list based on our class spelling pattern

After Christmas we will also be introducing CGP homework.




Phonics book or AR books

Daily phonics

AR: 20-30 minutes, 3 times per week

Reading records to be kept up to date with signatures from parents 3 times per week. 


- Termly list (Y3/4 National Curriculum list)

Start of half term

Last week of half term


If you have any further questions, please get in touch with your child's class teacher. 

Thank you for your continuing support.

Mrs Morgan and Miss Waller