Clarksfield Primary School

Learning together to build a brighter future

Learning together to build a brighter future


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 explanations, instructions 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 ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ by Jules Verne.  A professor and his nephew follow in the footsteps of an explorer who went through a volcano to the centre of the earth.   We will also be reading a range of non-fiction books and poems about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.


*Recall and use the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 tables.

*Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using known multiplication tables, including 2-digit x 1-digit, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.

*Write and calculate mathematical statements for division using known multiplication tables, including 2-digit x 1-digit, using mental and progressing to formal written methods.

*Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII.

*Make 3D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3D shapes in different orientations; & describe them.



This half term we will be looking at forces and magnets.  We will be; comparing how things move on different surfaces, observe how magnets repel and attract and investigate which materials are magnetic.




This term we are looking at ‘What makes the earth angry?’. We will be learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.  We will be learning about how they are caused and how they impact on the lives of people who live near them. 

We will also be learning about extreme weather in our country.


Year 3 will be designing and making their own volcanoes!


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. 


Discover moving objects in your house and identify if they move by a push or a pull force!


Visit the library or research earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis 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 Monday afternoon and 1/2 class Tuesday afternoon  PE - Thursday afternoon

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