Year 3

Welcome to Term 6 Year 3!


Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class. Feeling sleepy? That orange juice did taste a little strange...

Please download the 'Potions Knowledge Organiser' and ‘Potions Fun Facts’ documents below.

Please go to the Y3 Class Padlet for daily work tasks, class chat and information.

If you would like to join in with the Y3 zoom group reading sessions, please contact Miss James by email: 


PLEASE VISIT THE 'PADLET' DAILY using the link that has been sent to your parent/carer. 


Please practice your times tables every day using the following websites: 

You will also find a large Year 3 home learning workbook at this address:          


Please go to the link below and read the story starter. Please remember all the elements you need to include in Year 3 writing along with your joined handwriting.         


• Make a list of all the solids, liquids and gases you can find at home. Are they kept safely?

• Make a sketch of any interesting bottles you have at home. Remember to add patterns, textures, shading and finer details!

• Make homemade perfume or potions using things you find in the kitchen, garden or bathroom (before you start check with an adult which substances are safe to use). Use a pestle and mortar to grind up the things you find. Add liquid and strain to get rid of the lumpy bits. What have you made?

• Calculate how many litres of water it takes to fill your bath. Which uses less water, the shower or the bath? How can you find out?

• Make ice lollies at home. Can you add a surprise ingredient that reveals itself as the ice melts?

• Look at books online using Myon to search for other plays and stories on the theme of potions. Write a book review.


Welcome to Year 3’s Class Page

Term 5 – Tremors! 

Please ensure you keep up to date with all the latest Year 3 news on our Year 3 Padlet. The link has been sent to your adults by text.


Newspaper writing – you have been given a pack to get you started. Write an article about a famous natural disaster.

Write an explanation text about how earthquakes or volcano are formed.

Create a poem about earthquakes or volcanoes – don’t forget some onomatopoeia!

You can also practice your Year 3 spelling rules on

Reading Ideas

Get signed up to Epic - it’s free!

Recommended reading from the Epic website:

Earthquakes by Andrea Rivera

Disaster Zone: Earthquakes by Cari Meister

Mt. Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii by Russell Roberts

Digging Up the Past: Pompeii by Diane Marczely Gimpel

Pompeii by Robin Johnson

Mysteries of Pompeii by Laura Hamilton Waxman

The Awesome Book of Volcanoes by Flower Pot Press

National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes! By Anne Schreiber

Earthquakes, Eruptions and Other Events that Change Earth by Natalie Hyde


Fractions- Have a go at the fractions lessons online with White Rose Maths Hub:

Sign up for Carol Vorderman’s online lesson on The Maths Factor page:

Keep practicing your times tables!

Other Learning Ideas!

  •  With a parent or carer, create a mini erupting volcano using baking soda and vinegar. Wow! Take   photographs to show how you made it.
  •  Design a poster to show a volcano’s main features. Make sure you label its important parts.
  •  Research a volcanic eruption of your choice. Produce a fact file about the eruption, including: a. a   sketch map to show its location b. a description of the eruption c. an explanation of why it erupted d. details about the eruption’s impact (both short and long-term).
  •  Find out why people still live close to volcanoes despite the risks. Think about soil, new land, building materials, mineral deposits, hot springs and spas, electricity and tourism.
  •  What is the Richter scale?
  •  Imagine you have just survived an earthquake. Write a short story about what happened. Make  sure you include factual information such as the earthquake’s strength. Use geographical words in  your account such as tremor, seismic isolator, aftershock and epicentre.
  •  Design an earthquake-proof house. How could you prevent the building from collapsing during an   earthquake?
  •  Create a project dictionary that explains key volcano vocabulary in your own words.




Please join us on our 'Padlet Page' for daily updates and learning. Your adults will have received a text with the code to get started!


Watch the King Midas clip by following this link

1)      Write an alternative ending to the myth. What might happen next? Will he keep his power? Will he get a different power? How will he use his power?

2)      Write some adjectives to describe the characters from the myth. Can you use an online thesaurus to improve your vocabulary?

3)      Write the myth in your own words. Could you create a cartoon strip?

4)      Write 5 boring sentences about the myth. Can you improve them? Here are some ideas about how you might edit them:

5)      Write this myth with a twist. Change the characters, change the powers or change the setting – it is up to you!

6)      Look up the list of Year 3/4 Common Exception Words. Can you write a sentence about the myth using some of these spellings? 

Spellings - 


Get practising your times tables.

By the time you leave Year 3, you should know your 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 times tables.

Some of these links might help: 

Practise measuring around your house

  • Decide which unit is best to measure different objects - millimetres, centimetres or metres?
  • Compare lengths of different objects around the home.
  • Estimate and measure the lengths of object.
  • Convert measurements (10mm = 1cm, 100cm =1m) 

Or try these online measuring games : 


Join David Walliams for his story at 11am every day. Follow this link to his page: 

Or if you fancy reading some myths. Try this link : 


Join Joe Wick for his daily workout by following this link: 

Click the document below to view all about this term's Year 3 Topic:


How to train your dragon!

This term our learning will be based on the brilliant book “How to train your dragon” so our Literacy and Topic themes will draw on this. Our International theme will also come from the historical perspective so we will be investigating Norway and Anglo-Saxon Britain. 

We began our term with an immersion day to become familiar with some of the everyday life activities of a Viking (no pillaging though!) and create some beautiful Viking jewellery. 

As we move through term please check your child’s school bag every day for letters, homework and their reading book. PE sessions are set for Thursdays and Fridays however whenever possible we’d like to ensure your child can take part in active sessions such as drama and dance so please send kit in on a Monday. While the weather is pleasant, one PE session will be based in the hall the other outside so please could your child have appropriate kit available. 

Our work this term will be:


We will be developing our spelling and punctuation skills further whilst exploring different writing genre: continuing the skill of writing with a formal tone from our newspaper reports last term by writing a non-chronological report about dragons. 

Guided Reading

Reading is an everyday activity that is the foundation for children to access our world. Given how valuable these skills are, we will work daily to develop both fluency of reading and understanding. Children will have a reading book to bring home every day to support our work in class.


With the introduction of the Y4 Times tables test, these will clearly be an important feature of our maths learning. We will also be developing our number fluency by examining in detail the four operations.


How do we know if dragons really existed? Have skeletons been found? What does a skeleton do? We'll be exploring these and other questions. 


Our topic work will draw on the themes of our text, we will be using research skills to investigate our Anglo-Saxon history; geography skills to explore the Scandinavian homeland of the Vikings, Norway. We will be using art and design skills to build models.


Following the Lincolnshire agreed syllabus for RE we will be investigating how different religions express their faith. 


How would you describe Hogarth in French? We will be beginning our studies with basic descriptions. 


Learning at home is essential to reinforce work done in school. To support your child we will be sending home weekly spellings that will then be tested in class. In addition there will be a short summative activity for either Literacy or Numeracy. Any children enjoy pursuing the ideas they learn about in lesson, to guide them in ways of exploring them we will issue the Topic Jigsaw which contains suggested home learning activities. 

As always will be very busy but we hope very enjoyable. If you have any questions please feel free to speak to members of the LKS2 team. 

Mrs Moss  Mrs Reeves   Mrs J Denley   Mrs N Callow