Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Year 3 Pufferfish & Orca

Welcome to Year 3. This year the two classes are Orca (Mrs Bawn) and Pufferfish (Miss Hillary).


Our topic for this term is, 'The Ancient Egyptians'.  We have been looking at mummification in all its gory details!  Also we have been looking at how the Egyptians used hieroglyphics, about their many gods and we will be looking at the life of the normal Egyptian people.

In Maths, the main skills we will be focusing on are:  multiplication grids, measurement of time and fractions.   We will be going on to look at statistics and money.

In English, the main areas of study will be: Instructional writing, report writing and we are going on to look at poetry.   Please feel free to link home reading to these areas; do not feel that it always has to be your child's school reading book which you are sharing.

As previously, a huge part of reading and writing will be a focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. The children will continue to practise using both regular and irregular verbs in different tenses. The use of speech in writing, and paragraphs for clarity, will also be developed. If you would like a lower key stage 2 spelling list please feel free to ask.

Our PE and Forest School time is on Tuesday afternoon. Children will need to have a full PE kit in school (including a change of footwear). Ear rings cannot be worn for PE. For Forest School children are able to bring in a change of comfortable, old clothes and suitable footwear. (Obviously this will become muddy and somewhat tatty).Children will be given the opportunity to get changed in school, so do not need to come in dressed in these clothes.

Homework will be set on a Friday. It will need to be returned by the following Thursday. This weekly homework is in addition to the daily reading and times table practice. (Please focus on the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 tables). 

Rewards this year will be dojo points. These will be collected over the course of a week, with the child earning the greatest number receiving a prize on the Friday.  Feel free to join the dojo school link to see your child's achievements.

With many thanks for your support,


Mrs Bawn and Miss Hillary