Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

Autumn term 2022

.Welcome to Year 3

Staff contact details

If you need to contact us about your child then please use the email addresses below.


Mrs Davis (Monday to Thursday)  

Mrs Whorlow (Friday)

Mrs Wasilewski



 Miss Harrison 

Mrs Bird -

Key Dates and Reminders


Thursday 1st September - INSET

Friday 2nd September - The first day of term for all children.

Monday 19th September - FOC Meeting @ 7pm - all welcome

Monday 26th September - Parent Information Evening @ 5pm for year 3

Monday 3rd -Friday 7th October - Book Fayre in School

Wednesday 5th October - Individual and sibling photos

Saturday 8th October - FOC Quiz Night

Tuesday 11th October - Open morning @ 9am

Sunday 16th October - FOC Family Photo Day

Friday 21st October - Last day of half term and FOC Spooky Disco from 3.30pm

Friday 4th November - FOC Fireworks Event

Wednesday 9th November - Celtic Harmony Year 3 Trip

Wednesday 16th November - Parent Consultations 5-8pm

Thursday 17th November - Parent Consultations 3.30-6.30pm

Friday 18th November - Non Uniform Day for Children in Need

Wednesday 1st December - FOC Christmas Wreath Workshop

Tuesday 13th December - Year 3 Pantomime Trip

Wednesday 14th December - Christmas Lunch

Monday 19th December - FOC Christmas Fayre and Santa's Grotto

Tuesday 20th December - End of term at 1.15pm


This half term we will begin by looking at place value. The children will build upon their knowledge of regrouping and partitioning three digit numbers.  We will continue to use resources practically and pictorially to support their learning. 

After half term, we will look at addition and estimation. Please support your child with these concepts in any way that you can.

Early morning work each day will focus on mental fluency allowing the children time to rehearse the new skills they have learnt.

Every Thursday the children will be tested on their times table for the week. We will begin with 2's, 5's & 10's.


This term we will be looking at the book UG. The children will initially write a set of instructions and then a recount of the story using all they have learnt from The Stone Age. 

Our focus this term will be on sentence structure and the use of capital letters and full stops. Whilst extending this to using a wide range of conjunctions and vocabulary to up-level their sentences. We expect all children in year 3 to be writing in sentences that are correctly demarcated and make sense. Please practice this at home as often as you can. The children will work towards adding in adjectives and conjunctions to extend their sentences.

We will also be continuing to work on handwriting. The children will begin to practice a cursive style focusing on their letter formation, sizing and correct joins. 

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and then the children will be tested on the following Friday.


Useful Websites



Please find your child's log in details in their Reading Record. If you have any questions, please come and see us.


Purple Mash can 


Curriculum Overview for Year 3

Autumn Timetable


At Cranborne we are  committed to developing in children a love of reading. We will be introducing the children to new, exciting texts in class and in order to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, the children are expected to read everyday for at least 10 minutes (from a variety of texts). They will need to have their reading record signed and these will be checked regularly in school. 


Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link: 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

Foundation Subjects

Art - In Art this term we will look at how cave paintings were used to communicate and tell stories of daily life during the stone age. The children will be taking inspiration from this to produce their own paintings. 

Music - In class we will be focusing on developing our understanding of music through singing together. Our theme will be 'How does music bring us closer together?'

French - The children will begin to learn the basics of French with their first topic 'I'm learning French'. 

RE - Throughout the year, we will be learning about the religions Christianity and Islam. In the Autumn term, we will focus on an introduction to these religions as well as 'celebrations from around the world'.

Science - In science our two topics will be Forces & Magnets in the first term followed by Animals inc. Humans. We will be looking at what can impact a force along with learning the bones in the human skeleton. 

PHSE - Our Jigsaw themes this term are 'Being me' and 'Celebrating Differences'.

DT-  We will be looking at a healthy diet and how to produce a healthy snack when we study Animals inc. Humans.

IT - This will be taught weekly by Mrs Quinn on a Thursday afternoon.




PE this term will be on a Thursday afternoon (indoor), taught by Mr C our Sports Coach, and a Friday morning (outdoor) taught by Miss Harrison.

On these days, the children need to come in dressed in their PE kits. Please ensure their clothing is  weather appropriate and that all PE clothing is named.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child comes in each day with a labelled water bottle. It is vital that the children stay hydrated throughout the day.

Pencil Cases

The children will not need pencil cases as we will be providing all of the equipment that they need.


Please ensure that you are hearing your child read regularly (4/5 times a week). The reading records will be checked daily in year 3.


Homework will be a Maths activity and an English activity each week. It will be given out on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday.


Our topic this term is The Stone Age. This is the central theme through which we will be teaching many areas including Art, science and English. We will be looking at lifestyles, clothing, diet and how life has changed since The Stone Age.

How can I support my child?

Please consolidate children’s learning by asking a variety of questions such as;

  • What is prehistory?
  • What did they eat during the stone age?
  • How did they communicate?
  • How was life different back then?

Children could also do some research at home to discuss in the classroom.


Home Learning Work for children isolating

In the event of your child being unwell and needing to isolate, please see below activities that your child can complete if well enough to do so. 

Please complete as much work as you are able to when at home and then email your completed work to your class teacher.

They could also log on to Purple Mash to practice their times tables.


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Maths and English Skills

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 Year 3 Independent Maths and English Workbook.pdfDownload
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