Dunholme St Chad's Church Of England Primary School

Creating a community with open hearts and open minds

Year 3

Miss Balasz, Mrs Ackroyd and Mrs Roberts  welcome you to Year 3. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us. 

You can email the class teacher directly by using 

catherine.ackroyd@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk (Thursday and Friday) or

suzi.balasz@dunholme.lincs.sch.uk (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) 


Inside the classroom......

Please watch our short video to see what your child's classroom is like. 

We have been keeping track of the growth of the baby giant panda at the Washington Zoo in the USA. They have a 24 hour panda cam that we have been watching each week to see how the panda changes as it grows. If you would like to watch at home, the link is https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/panda-cam

Please open the link below to view important information about Year 3 routines for the next academic year. 

Proposed Enrichment Activities 2021 / 2022

Term 1 - Stone Age Day 

Term 2 - Hindu experience Day 

Term 3 - Lincoln Collection 

Term 4 - Rocks and Fossils workshop 

Term 5 - Snipedales visit 

Term 6 - Kinema in the Woods visit 

Term 1 Origins 

Term 1 begins with our theme of Origins. Children will travel back in time to find out about the origins of man. What did people do before cars, before electricity, before I pads?   

We will look at why people chose to settle where they did and how they survived. We will find out about clothing, food, hunting and shelter.

 We hope to make our own paints to create wonderful Stone Age style cave paintings.  


You can find our more about what we are learning by looking at our theme overview. 

Origins overview 

There is a knowledge organiser with key facts and vocabulary for science and history. Please use these to support your child at home. 

History knowledge organiser

Science knowledge organiser 

Year 3 have been looking at recycling. They have made a cross for the reflection area from old books.
Year 3 have been looking at recycling. They have made a cross for the reflection area from old books.


Homework will be sent out on a Friday and we will give feedback on the following Wednesday. 

Overview of spelling rules for year 3. Please note that this is not always taught in the order shown. 

Overview of Year 3 Spelling rules

Spelling tests will be a Friday. 

Term 1: Termly Spelling List

Term 2: Termly Spelling List

Term 3:Termly Spelling List

Term 4: Termly Spelling List

Term 5: Termly Spellings

Term 6: Termly Spellings

This link will help you support your child to find a strategy that works for them when learning spellings. 

Spelling Strategy Support

Please click below for Year 3 recommended reading list.

Year 3 recommended Reading List.

Reading Bookmark with questions

We hope that children will keep a record of their home reading in their green reading record book. How many books can be read in a term? 

Maths homework will focus on key skills. Please see the following sheet for the facts we focus on in Year 3. 

Year 3 Maths Recall Facts Sheet

Please use this website to support all Curriculum homework. 





Weekly Learning

Home learning will be uploaded onto the Year 3 Google Classroom every Friday. Children will be asked to complete the work before the following Wednesday. Work will then be discussed in class. Home learning will consist of a piece of English and a piece of maths work. It will also contain spellings to learn ready for the weekly spelling test held each Friday. 

Please come and see us if you have any questions. 

Click to see our Curriculum Plan for each term

Term 1: Origins of Man

Term 2: Journeys

 Term 3: Roman Legacy

Term 4: Settlements

Term 5: Rapid Rivers

Term 6: Changes

Important information

Children will need to come into school on Tuesday and Thursday in their PE kits. They will remain in their kits all day. 

Homework is sent out every Friday and will be discussed the following Wednesday. Spelling tests will usually be on a Friday morning.

Remember to keep reading at home and record it in your reading diary. Your diary will stay at home and you will have a separate reading log in school. 

The spelling list for years 3 and 4 can be found here

For a full list of spelling rules and key words from year 1 to year 6, click here. 

For a list of the key maths facts children need to learn in Year 3, click here