Year 3 Autumn Half Term 2

Topic: Extreme Earth


This term we will first we will revise our ability to calculate mentally before moving onto the formal column methods for both addition and subtraction. Towards the end of the term we will be moving onto multiplication and division.

All year we will be focusing on learning our times tables from the 2, 5 and 10 ‘s up to the 3, 4 and 8’s. We will learn these through song, rhyme and good old fashioned chanting! This term our focus will be on the 8’s and related division facts for all of the times tables we know.



This year we will be basing our Literacy around the class text, which will relate to or topic. The first text, which will also be used for Guided Reading, is The Pebble in my Pocket. We will use this and information we will research to create non chronological reports about rocks, volcanoes, fossils and extreme weather events. We will also be writing stories based around our topic and we will use a variety of descriptive language including adjectives, adverbs and descriptive sentence types.


Art and Design:

This term we will be using our Topic work to inspire our art work. We will create erupting volcanoes and will be able to explain how they work. We will also be taking part in a Great Bread Bake Off. We will taste and evaluate bread before designing and creating our own.



We will be exploring rocks this term. We will learn about the different types, fossils and how soil is formed.



Our topic this half term is Extreme Earth. We will learn about extreme weather, what causes it, the effect it has and apply this knowledge across the curriculum.


Physical Education:

This term PE will be taken by Go Active and the children will learn a variety 

different skills and games. This will be on a Wednesday afternoon and you should ensure that children have a full PE kit in school on this day.