Welcome to Year 3 Maple Class!

Year 3

Class Teacher: Mr K. Hodgson

 Teaching Assistant: Mrs D. Huggins 

Intervention Teachers: Mr S. Todd and Mr J. Carey

September 2020

Welcome back to Brandling!

Hello boys and girls,

I hope you've all had a fantastic summer and you're ready for the challenges ahead in Year 3!

I can't wait to get started and back into our daily routines in school. 

Year 3 will be fun of fantastic topics, exciting experiments, brilliant books and we'll make marvelous memories. 

In Year 3, you will be expected to read every night at home. You will have weekly homework, spellings to learn and time tables tests. 

To succeed in Year 3, you need to work hard, concentrate, smile, laugh and most importantly; try your best! 

Mr Hodgson


Homework reminder:

In Year 3, children will be given one piece of literacy and one piece of maths homework per week along with a list of spellings to practice.

Homework will be given every Friday to be completed by the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will be on the following Friday.  

In addition to this homework, children are expected to read their home reading book every night.

Thank you for your support!


Here are some useful links to websites for your children:   - Various interactive maths and literacy games in the Key Stage One Section.   - Different games and resources for all ages  - Bugclub - your child's log in details can be found at the front of their reading record. - Children can log in to play a huge range of maths games. Your child's log in details can be found at the front of their reading record. - Children can log in and practise their set times tables. - BBC Bitesize is great for all areas of the curriculum. 


Our topic for the second part of the Autumn term is Stone Age Britain.

Please read our knowledge organiser below to find out what we will be learning!

Drama Kings and Queens!

We have been looking at the features of playscripts during our literacy lessons with Mr Tatham and we even had the chance to act it out! So much fun!


In our science lessons, we have been experimenting with magnets. We looked for objects they would stick to - this is called attraction, and for things they would push away from - this is repelling. Have a look at what we found out!


TT Rockstars!

We practise our times tables every day and we are getting so much faster!


The Water Cycle

In topic, we have been learning about the water cycle. Check out our amazing explanations!


Map Skills!

We have been using atlases and maps to locate all the mountains, rivers and coasts in Great Britain. It was lots of fun!