Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3


Year 3 is an exciting year for the children as it is their first year in Key Stage 2. We ensure the transition to the Juniors is smooth to enable the children to settle in quickly and comfortably.


Autumn Term


Our topic this term is ‘Tumbling Through Time’. We will be focusing on the books, 'Where the Wild Things Are' and 'Tom's Midnight Garden'. We will also be exploring Ancient Greece in History. In Science lessons, we will be learning about animals, including humans, and forces and magnets. We will be practicing our geographical fielding skills in Geography. Excitingly, the children will also have the opportunity to learn how to play the violin during our whole class music sessions. During computing lessons, we will have a focus on keeping safe online. Mrs Pinchin will be teaching the children every other Wednesday and will be delivering Art, D&T and French sessions. 


Spring Term


Our topic this term is 'Incredible Journeys'. We will be exploring many famous journeys with a particular focus on a journey back to Ancient Egypt. In Year 3 this term, we will be mummifying a tomato as part of our History and Science sessions. We will also be looking at compass points and grid references in Geography. In Art, we will be turning ourselves in Pharaohs using collage. Mrs Mills and Mrs Pinchin will be teaching French and other lessons every other Thursday. We will also be having our termly parents evenings to keep you informed of your child's progress. On 30th March 2022, we will be celebrating International Day by having a very special visitor in to speak to us about his travels. 


Summer Term


Our topic this term is 'Best of British'. We will be celebrating the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. In Science, we will be looking at plants and rocks. We will also be exploring light. In Art and DT, Mrs Pinchin will be looking at British artists across the years with the children. She will also be teaching French. During PE sessions, we will be going swimming at Tewkesbury School. We will be raising money for a chosen charity and working as a class to organise a fund raiser. In Geography sessions, we will study locational knowledge of the UK. During History, we will be seeing how sources can be used when investigating historical events but sometimes contradict each other. 

General Information


  • Homework will be given out on a Friday via Seesaw and needs to be submitted by the following Wednesday.
  • Spelling words will be set every Monday and tested the following Monday. 
  • Our PE day this term is either a Tuesday or a Wednesday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every day as PE day may change occasionally.
  • Children are allowed to bring in their own pencil cases but this is not a requirement. 
  • The Accelerated Reader programme will be used to assess the children's reading. Children will be asked to bring their reading book and reading record into school every day. Year 3 children, parents, staff and school volunteers are all able to write in the children's reading records. 
  • All important class announcements will be made on Seesaw. Also, Seesaw is used to show you things we get up to during the week. 


If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me.


Miss Gibson 


Class Teacher: 


Miss A Gibson 


Class Teaching Assistant:


Mr. T Swale



Useful Websites


All children in Year 3 have a Times Table Rockstars login. Times Table Rockstars is a fantastic website for children to practise their times tables.


Sometimes, Miss Gibson may set homework on the Purple Mash website. Your child will also have a login for Purple Mash. Purple Mash is amazing for exploring ICT objectives such as coding or keeping safe online.


BBC Bitesize is a wonderful website for all subjects. There are many tutorials online that can help support your child's learning.