The Federation of Netley Abbey Infant and Junior Schools

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find useful information about our termly curriculum, PE days, homework expectations and useful websites.

Our 2021/22 curriculum map can be found here: 

 Year 3 Curriculum Map

Here is our Reading Bookcase, which shows the key texts we will read across the curriculum in Year 3:

We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-


C– to be a confident communicator

L– to learn

I– to improve their health

C– to be part of a community

At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.

If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.

Our Learning

Autumn Term 2021

What a great start to life at Junior School! We have had to learn lots of new rules and expectations, and we are trying hard to follow them so we can follow the Netley motto of being “The Best We Can Be”

We are really enjoying reading “Meerkat Mail” by Emily Gravett, and following Sunny’s adventures as he tries his best to find his perfect home on his journey. We are learning to predict and to infer using clues and feelings in the story. We are excited to research and learn lots of facts about meerkats, and we are learning how to organise our information using headings and subheadings so we can write fact files about meerkats. We have found out some really interesting facts!

In Geography, we are learning the location of the seven continents and five oceans. How many continents have you visited? We are also going to investigate our local area, find human and physical features of Netley and think about how Netley is used by the local community.

In maths, we are making sure we have a good understanding on ten and ones, then hundreds, tens and ones so we can be confident with place value. This will really help us with addition and subtraction!

We are LOVING being in Year 3!


Spring Term 2022

What an exciting start we have had to the Spring Term! On Tuesday, we discovered a mysterious object lodged in the fork of a tree in the school grounds with Police tape around it. After using our questioning and detective skills, we deduced that it is probably a dragon egg...and it is! 

We are hoping that it will not hatch or explode! We are also concerned that the owner of the egg might come looking for it. In fact, today, we saw Miss Wells running away from a huge and terrifying dragon flying around the school grounds! Maybe the egg belongs to that dragon...

Author and illustrator M.P. Robertson visited us today for an exciting talk about his illustrations and stories. He taught us how to draw a dragon using his technique of shapes and lines. The results were incredible! We are looking forward to learning shading techniques to colour them in. 

We will keep you updated on our dragon adventures!

Meet our Teachers

SEAVIEW CLASS               

Miss Wells

Progress and Attainment Lead


Miss Gwynn – Class Teacher


Mrs Botma – Class Teacher

Our PE Days

Physical Education

The children need their full PE kit in school every day including trainers. We will send PE kits home every Friday to be washed and they must be returned to school each Monday please.

Earrings must be removed.

All PE is currently being taught outside.PE

Our PE days are-

Seaview – Monday and Thursday

Priory – Monday and Thursday

Wykeham – Tuesday and Thursday


Homework will be set every Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday.

Each Friday, the homework for the week will be posted on Seesaw and the teachers will check on a Wednesday that all the children have posted their responses.

Each week, a Year 3 child is expected to complete:

  • READING Read at least 5 times a week and record a response in their reading record (this could be wriiten by a child or the adult reading with them)
  • SPELLING Each child will receive 6 spellings a week that they will be tested on each Wednesday. Teachers will also check that the children are using these spellings in their class work and not just learning them for a test!
  • ARITHMETIC Each half term, Year 3 will be set key number facts to learn. They will have been taught them in school to be practised at home. You can do this as often as you like! Car journeys are good for practising these mental recall skills!
  • TIMES TABLES The children can log in to Times Tables Rock Stars to practise the multiplication tables set for them by their teacher. We may use other games and ideas to help them through the term.
  • MATHS OR ENGLISH The children will be set either a piece of Maths OR English each week to complete based on class learning or a particualar skill they would benefit more practise of.

Spelling Homework

Year 3 are currently revising key word spellings from Years 1 and 2, moving onto Year 3 statutory spellings once they are confidently using their Year 1 and 2 spellings in their classwork.

Each child will receive 6 spellings each week to practise in a spelling homework book. They may practise on Seesaw as well if they wish. These spellings will be tested each Wednesday, and the class teachers will check the children are spelling the words correctly in their class work, too.

Once the children have built up 50 correct spellings over the term, they will receive their Bronze Spelling Award.

Times Tables

Please continually practise your child’s times tables with them over the year. The government expectation is that children should know all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4. With this in mind, it is important children consolidate their learning regularly at home in order to meet age related expectations.

In Year 3, we learn the multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5, 10, 3, 6, 4 and 8 times tables.

Remote Learning

If you are self-isolating, please click on the following links to find work for the first two days. Please upload their work to Seesaw. Once this has been completed, the next pieces of work will be posted on Seesaw for the children. Many thanks

Day One

English - Dragon Writing

Maths - Tripods and Bipods

Reading - Oops Dragon

Science - Label a plant activity

Science - Label a plant information

Day Two

English - Bearded Dragon Fact File

Maths - Breadcrumbs!

Reading - Dragon Jelly

Art - Drawing Dragons

Recommended Reads

Many parents have asked if we can recommend age-appropriate challenging texts for their child.

Below are links to two book lists of ‘recommended reads’ which are suitable for Year 3 Readers and for More Able Readers:

SLS Booklists Able Readers at KS2

Year 3 Book list

Grammar Guide for Parents

This useful guide is an excellent tool when helping children with their homework or revising key grammar vocabulary:

A Parents_Guide to grammar