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Broughton Junior School

Year 3

Welcome To Year 3

The Year 3 team this year is:

Asteroid: Mrs Batts

Comet: Miss Stone

Support Staff: Mrs Curtis & Miss Taffe

Important Information


  • Year 3 arrive by the normal pedestrian gate and will enter the school at the far side of the playground by the basketball hoops.
  • Please arrive punctually at 8.30
  • Children should be supervised until they enter the school building
  • Children should be collected at 3.00pm at the same side gate



Please send children in with the following:

  • A coat – this can be a warm coat or rain jacket
  • Healthy packed lunch, water bottle and healthy snack – 1 sweet treat is enough with lunch. We prefer children to fill their water bottles before lunch and we ask that sugary drinks are avoided. Fizzy drinks should not be brought in at all.
  • Reading record (filled in each day) and reading book
  • Children should wear PE kit on PE days – please see separate section
  • Specialist equipment requested by an adult for that day e.g. musical instrument

Please don’t send children to school with the following:

  • Pencil cases or any other stationary – school will provide this
  • Anything other than water in a child’s water bottle. This includes squash.
  • Unnecessary items e.g. fluffy keyrings, toys or balls
  • Overly large bags – we have small lockers and some bags will not fit into them


PE Kit

  • Children should wear their full PE kits for the full day on PE days.
  • Children can wear shorts, T shirts and trainers or plimsols.
  • As weather cools down, they can wear tracksuits, jogging bottoms, leggings and sports jumpers.
  • If children are partaking in outdoor PE, they can bring another pair of socks and shoes as their feet may become wet or muddy.
  • We remind parents that we enjoy outdoor learning in all weathers and children should be prepared for this.


Number and place value:

  • Recap: representing and using numbers to 100. 
  • Recap: tens and ones using addition.
  • Representing numbers to 1000. 
  • HTO in the place value system. 
  • Finding 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number. 
  • Comparing numbers to 1000.
  • Ordering numbers to 1000. 
  • Counting in 100s and 50s.

Useful Maths Vocabulary


We will start the term looking at heroes and villains in books - linked to our topic work. We will study traditional and non-traditional tales to compare characteristics, personalities and appearances of heroes and villains, before writing our own character description.


The grammatical focus we will be revising and learning:

  • capital letters and full stops used correctly and consistently;
  • powerful adjectives and verbs used appropriately;
  • prepositions;
  • commas for description;
  • similes.

Useful Vocabulary

Topic - Heroes & Villains

Linked to our English work, we will begin the topic by learning about the villains Bonnie & Clyde and exploring poetry and language used in the 1920s to describe them. We will compare historical heroes by doing our own research on them and how heroes have a positive impact on others or changed history. 



We will listen to villainous music in films such as the Darth Vader theme tune in Star Wars, Jaws and the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. Thinking about how the music conveys the personality of the villain. Using music instruments, we will create our own theme tune for a villainous character. 


Using our research of theme tunes we will write our own lyrics to a familiar rhyme or song about a hero or villain and then put these into a rap song to perform to the class. 


To develop our rhythmic skills, we will learn to read musical notations to create a beat and explore possibilities to create simple rhymes and chants. 


Art & Design

Looking at examples of busts that were created to commemorate famous and significant people. We will sketch and design our own busts before using clay to make a bust of our hero or heroine. 



PE Days

Please ensure children wear their PE kits on PE days, as stated below.They should have suitable clothes for both indoor and outdoor PE lessons. 

Asteroid: Wednesday & Thursday

Comet: Monday & Wednesday



Children will be expected to complete the following pieces of homework weekly:

  • Reading 5 times a week - and signed by an adult. 
  • Spelling - to be assigned by the teacher once base line assessments are completed. 
  • Times Tables - on TTRS - times tables are set by the class teacher and the children are expected to do at least 3 minutes a day. 


The pupil awarded Star of the Week is given the honour of taking the class sketch book home to complete a drawing/painting/collage of their choice. For the time being, the Star of the Week will be given some sketch paper to take home and this can then be added into the class sketch book. 

Links to useful learning resources:
Year 3 experiences:

Villain Day

Year 3 had great fun on Friday 11th September dressing up as villains for our English and Topic work. We were very impressed with the effort that went into the costumes and face paints!