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, 'Mark of the Cyclops' and 'Alice in Wonderland'. We will also be exploring Ancient Greece in History. In Science lessons, we will be learning about rocks and how to work scientifically. We will be practicing our geographical fielding skills in Geography. Excitingly, the children will also have the opportunity to learn how to play the viola during our whole class music sessions. During computing lessons, we will have a focus on keeping safe online and coding. Mr Sallis will be teaching the children every Monday and will be delivering PE and Computing sessions. 


Spring Term

Our topic this term is 'Best of British'. We will be focusing on the book, "The Accidental Prime Minister". In Science, we will be looking at animals and living things. We will also be exploring plants. In Art and DT, we will be looking at British artists across the years with the children. 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. 


Summer 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 and making Egyptian Canopic Jars. 


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 a Monday. 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 Minchella


Class Teacher: 


Miss A Minchella


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 Minchella 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.