Clarksfield Primary School

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Jane Ashley (Acting Head)

Grasmere Road, Oldham, Lancashire OL4 1NG

Welcome to Year 3

Meet the staff:

Teachers: Miss Heptonstall, Mr Smith and Mr Patel

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Kausar, Mrs Yasin and Mrs Iqbal

What will we be learning about in this this term?



This half term will be writing recounts, letters and diary entries. We will be continuing to focusing on improving our handwriting, use of vocabulary, spellings and sentence structures. 


This half term Year 3 will be reading ‘Street Child’ by Berlie Doherty. A fictional account of the experiences of Jim Jarvis, a young orphan who escapes the workhouse in 1860's London and survives brutal treatment and desperate circumstances until he is taken in by Dr. Barnardo, founder of a school for the city's "ragged" children.


This half term we will be covering the following topics:

*Place Value, comparing and ordering numbers.

*Equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts and comparing and ordering fractions.

*Comparing and calculating with measures.

*Multiplication and division



This half term we will be exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.



This half term, the Learning Challenge Curriculum challenge question is ‘What was it like to live in Oldham 200 years ago?’ We will be looking at life during the Victorian Era and the importance of the cotton mills in Oldham.


Year 3 will be painting in the style of Helen Bradley, an Oldham artist!


What can you do to improve your learning at home?



Practice your weekly spellings and complete your homework each week!



Read every night to your Mum, Dad, sister, brother or Teddy bear!


Practice your 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables and related division facts. 


Learn about the types of plants in your home and garden!


Visit the library or research the Victorian Era on the internet (with your parents' supervision).



When listening to songs on the radio, think about the vocal, rhythm, tempo, pulse, layers, instrumentals, solos that you can hear!


1x Maths 1x English challenge to be completed per week

1x Phonics/spellings practice per week

 Homework will be given out on a Friday and is to be returned by Wednesday at the latest.


We have PE once a week and swimming once a week.  Please make sure that you bring your PE and swimming kit in each week!!

3KH:  Swimming - 1/2 class Wednesday afternoon and 1/2 class Thursday afternoon  PE - Tuesday afternoon

3PS: Swimming- 1/2 class Monday afternoon and 1/2 class Tuesday afternoon  PE - Thursday afternoon


What exciting things have we been getting up to in 3PS this half term?

This half term in Religious Education, the children have been learning all about Christianity in 3PS. As part of their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development, the children went on a class trip to St Barnabas' Church in Clarksfield to learn all about how Christmas is celebrated. Take a look at all the exciting things we got up to in the pictures below!