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Broughton Junior School

Year 3

Welcome To Year 3

Spring 1 Topic Newsletter

Autumn 2 Topic Newsletter

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 for the doors to open at 8.40am
  • Children should be supervised until they enter the school building
  • Children should be collected at 3.15pm 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 
  • Specialist equipment requested by an adult for that day e.g. musical instrument



Addition & subtraction

  •  Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
  • - a 3-digit number and 1s
  • - a 3-digit number and 10s 
  • - a 3-digit number and 100s 
  • Add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction. 
  • Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operation to check answers. 
  • Solve problems, including missing number problems. 

Multiplication and division

  • Look at equal groups
  • Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 5, and 10 multiplication tables

Useful Maths Vocabulary


We will start the term looking at the text Tin Forest - linked to our topic work. We will explore characters, settings and hidden meanings within the book before writing a persuasive letter. Following the Tin Forest, we will read the Iron Man by Ted Hughes and write a newspaper article based on the main character.


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;
  • rhetorical questions
  • Similes 
  • Noun phrases 
  • Relative clauses 

Useful Vocabulary

Links to useful learning resources: