North Somercotes CE Primary School

‘Make your light shine so others will see the good that you do’

Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page!

The Year 3 Team:
Mrs Omidvar & Mrs Wilkinson (Maternity Cover) 


On a Wednesday we have the Grimsby town coaches come and teach our P.E lessons; on these days we come to school in our P.E kit. Our P.E kit should be:


  • Plain white t-shirt
  • Black/navy shorts.
  • Trainers or Plimsolls can be worn for PE lessons.
  • Black/Navy tracksuit bottoms for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • Black/Navy tracksuit top for colder weather/outdoor PE.
  • No Football/Sports shirts


Homework will consist of topic based tasks such as maths, English and sometimes even cooking! This will be given out on a Monday and is due in on the following Monday. Further instructions can be found on the homework grid which has also been attached below.


Spellings are given out on a Monday and we are tested on our spellings on the following Monday. We have a practise test on a Friday and we also have a copy of the spellings in our homework books so that we can give them a go at home! 

Class Reading This term we have been reading the BFG and love how Roald Dahl has used a different style of writing to convey the BFG's accent!

ReadingWe encourage all children to read at least five pages of their book a night and record it in their reading diaries. If they read for three nights a week, they move up the reward ladder in class and earn a token for their house. If they read for four nights a week, they move straight to the top of the reward ladder!

Maths To further support our understanding of maths and numbers, we use lots of equipment in our lessons to see what different numbers are made up of and how we can partition them. We use our concrete resources to help aid our abstract understanding as we move through KS2.


Topic Our first topic this year is The Tudor's! We are loving learning about Henry VIII and about how he became king. We are also going to be learning about his SIX wives and about the changes that Henry VIII made to the country. We have learned about the significance of the Tudor Rose and have also had to ability to use our D&T skills to sculpt and paint our own roses from clay. 


This term our topic is Chocolate! Through this topic we will cover aspects of:

Geography: Identifying countries in an Atlas and on a blank world map. 

History: Travelling back to the Mayan period. 

Art & DT: Designing and branding our own chocolate bar. 

Science: Properties and changes of materials and how chocolate can melt and be moulded. 

Summer Term:
In Summer term, Mrs Wilkinson will be covering areas like The Stone Age and Active Planet through topic alongside Forces and Rocks through science

Jigsaw This is Jigsaw Jino! Jino will support us this year during our Jigsaw lessons and ensure we are following the Jigsaw charter.


Our summer pieces are: Relationships (summer 1) and Changing Me (summer 2)

25th February 2022

This week we have been super fortunate to have an amazing Indian experience day where we learned the story of Holi, created Rangoli art work using stencils and chalk AND had the chance to learn some Indian dancing. We loved Bollywood Dancing and Bhangra! It was amazing to learn about such a wonderful religion and hear different Hindu stories!