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Welcome to Year 3!

Autumn Term 2023



This term we are exploring a project titled ‘Through the Ages’. During the Through the Ages project, your child will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.


Useful vocabulary; 


HistoryHistorical vocabulary; Prehistory; Stone Age; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Chronology and timelines; Everyday life; Tools and weapons; Settlements; Stonework and metalwork; Religion and beliefs; Wealth and power; Invention and ingenuity; Evidence and enquiry


At the bottom of this page are four documents - vocabulary, a knowledge organiser and home learning tasks for this unit. There is also a knowledge organiser for our current Science unit. Knowledge organisers give an overview of the key information needed for each unit of learning. The home learning tasks are optional and do not need to be brought into school but will support your child's learning.



We use the Literacy Tree scheme to teach English at Oaklands. Children will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening through different units based on high-quality texts. This term the children will be reading 'Leon and the Place Between'. 



We teach Reading through the Destination Reader scheme at Oaklands. Children will be learning the reading skills of prediction, inference, clarification, evaluation, questioning and making links. 



At Oaklands we teach through the White Rose scheme. The units that we will be covering in Maths lessons this term are Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. 



Our Science unit this term is 'Animal nutrition and the skeletal system'. Please see the knowledge organiser for details!



We use Purple Mash to help with our Computing learning. This term the children will learn about Online Safety, coding and spreadsheets. 



Language Angels is the scheme we use for French teaching at Oaklands. This term the children will be learning greetings and different foods.



Using Charanga, the children will learn how to: listen and appreciate music; sing in groups and to play along with known songs. They will have the opportunity to improvise using instruments as well. 



Year 3 will have PE on Wednesday and Friday. In PE, children will take part in units called 'Fundamentals' and 'Dance'.



Reading: Every night (15 minutes – please comment in your child’s reading record).

Reading books will be changed on a Thursday or Friday and each pupil will take two books home depending on their level of reading ability. Please make sure children have their books available to read every day.


Topic: This will be given out every other week on a Friday and is to be returned the following Wednesday in homework books. 


Times Table Rockstars/Numbots Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is continual progression


We are supported in class by Mrs Donnelly, Mrs Prophet, Miss Smith and Mrs Randall. If you, or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons. 


If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please contact the school office ( to arrange a meeting. 


Kind regards,


Miss Willer