Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mr Barnes    3PB

Mr Barnes 3PB

I have been working at our fantastic school for 14 years now. I work alongside Miss Roberts in the Y3 team and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
I love teaching, especially art and being creative. My role this year is to lead art and DT across the school which is something I am really looking forward to.
In my spare time I enjoy going to Old Trafford to watch my favourite football team and spending time with my
family. I have two children called Mia and Charlie. I also have a cat called Harry. I love running, reading and cycling.

Miss Roberts   3DR

Miss Roberts 3DR

Hi! I am Miss Roberts and this will be my third year teaching at Woodlands Primary School.

I am passionate about teaching all subjects but I particularly enjoy teaching mathematics. I love making the lessons active and enjoyable for the children, allowing them to deepen their mathematical understanding whilst having fun. I also love teaching Physical Education and this will be my second year leading the subject across the school. I believe physical activity should be at the heart of all learning to help develop the whole child.

When I am not in school, I like to keep myself busy with exercise: running, cycling and going on long countryside walks. I also enjoy travelling to new cities and countries, and spending time with my family and friends.

I can’t wait to begin our learning journey together this year and learn all about the children's hopes and dreams. It is going to be a very exciting year!

Welcome to Y3!

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'The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. The important thing is to not stop questioning.'

Albert Einstein

A warm welcome back to the children in Year 3. We are really looking forward to an exciting half term ahead. The Year 3 team are excited to continue our learning journey and hope you had an enjoyable half term holiday.

In Literacy this half term, we will be using a beautiful book called 'Winter's Child', by Graham Baker, as a starting point for our topic work. The book is visually stunning and the story takes the reader on a beautiful journey of friendship, family and change. A boy, called Tom, is out skiing one day when, out of the snow, there suddenly appeared a pale boy with beautiful ice-blue eyes. From that day on a special friendship is forged between the two until, Tom has to make a choice between friendship and family. Does he choose winter forever or survival for his family? 

Mastery Targets  

  • Use a or an according to whether the next word begins with a vowel or consonant
  • Use conjunctions and adverbs to express time, place and cause 
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech
  • To create characters, settings and plot in narratives


In Maths the children will continue developing their problem solving and reasoning strategies. They will also be continuing to learn about different strategies for addition and subtraction before moving on to multiplication and division.

The children need to also continue reciting their times tables for 2,3 5,10. 

Mastery Targets  

  • Recall and use multiplication facts for the 3,4 and 8 times tables
  • Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables the children know
  • Solve problems, involving multiplication and division



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In Science this half term, we will be learning about light and temperature. Through Science, we will learn that light is needed in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. The children will also learn about the dangers of the sun, how light can be reflected and the way that shadows can change in size.



As part of our topic work this half term, we will also be looking at homelessness and possible solutions to help house those living on the streets. We will look at the causes of homelessness throughout the United Kingdom and compare it with other parts of the world.

The children will continue to use maps, atlases and ‘Google Earth’ to locate and name counties and cities in the U.K. They will learn that there are 12 regions and that we live in the North-West region.


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