Garrett Lane, Tyldesley, Greater Manchester, M29 7EY


Garrett Hall Primary School

Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve...


Our Spring Term Topic is 'From Stone to Rome'

 To view our suggested activities for the Autumn term please click here

To view our suggested activities for the Spring term please click here 


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Children read their individual reading book with their class teacher or teaching assistant weekly.  Children also take part in a Guided Reading session with their class teacher once a week.

Guided Reading

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Each week children take part in a Guided Reading session with their class teacher, this is when we read a text together,usually a text or book relating to our topic. This term we are focusing on texts which link to our topic of the Stone Age


During our weekly Guided Reading sessions each week children take part in four other activities all relating to our reading skills, some focus on comprehension of a text, or questioning skills.


In English this term we begin by reading Stone Age Boy, the children take part in some drama activities and class debates about life in the Stone Age before they write their own narrative about being transported back in time to live in the Stone Age period.  The children then use their knowledge of the Stone age to write a no chronological report about being a Hunter Gatherer.

We then go on to read How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, during this unit the children are focusing on writing a set of instructions of how to look after a Woolly mammoth!

We then go onto looking at  a range of non fiction books about Boudiccia and the Romans in Britain.  The children will be writing a newspaper reports about life during the Roman invasion and 
Boudiccia's rebellion

The children will finish this term by learning all about Roman Gladiators, and writing a set of instructions of how to become a Roman Gladiator. 



Year 3 Team 


 Mrs J Makin

Mrs V Phillips

Miss S Waddington

Teaching Assistants:

 Mrs S Smith

Mrs L Thorpe

Mrs. J. Farnworth

Mrs  S McCarty (swimming)


Mrs B Lamb

Mrs V Cairns


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  This term sees us kick off with telling the time on an analogue clock to the nearest five minute and nearest minute.  Please continue to practise at home!

  We will then work on Statistics for a couple of weeks, looking carefully at pictograms, how to read and interpret them, and also how to draw them accurately.

  Fractions will take us up to half term, where we will practise finding fractions of shapes and fractions of amounts.

  After half term, we will return to multiplication and division in our written work, learning more-formal methods and using resources to help us understand our work.  We will return to time at the end of the term, looking at the calendar, timetables and digital time.

  Multiplication and division facts will be practised every week.  Children in Year 3 should aim to know 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8x tables by the end of the year.  Please allow time for your child to practise on Times Table Rockstar during the week.

Year 3 in pictures....

National Curriculum 

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To view the National Curriculum expectations for Year Three children please click here


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Weekly Homework

Reading for pleasure daily

Reading to an adult 3 times per week

Times Table Practice (Times Table Rockstars)

Practice weekly spellings (Test on Monday)

Pick 'n' Mix Homework

We would like you to pick and complete at least one homework activity for each coloured section.  You have 8 weeks to complete 4 homework activities. 


Summer Term Pick and Mix Homework:

Spring Term Pick and Mix Homework


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The year group is split into three groups and spelling lists are set weekly.  We teach spelling four times over the week in class, and focus on linking the sound to the spelling.

Please see below for our list of words which the children will need to be able to spell by the end of Year 3.


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In Science this half term we will be:

  • Identifying different types of rocks 
  • Sorting and grouping rock by their properties
  • Observing real fossils and investigating how they are formed 
  • Learning about Mary Anning's contribution to palaeontology
  • Investigating how soil is formed

Our Topic Learning


History - Stone to Rome

This term we will be answering questions:

  • What does prehistory mean?
  • How did the Hunter Gatherers survive the Stone Age?
  • What was Stone Age Cave art?
  • What kind of sources tell us about the Stone Age?
  • What was Skara Brae?
  • Why are there so many mysteries about Stonehenge?
  • How did bronze replace stone in the Bronze age?
  • What was life like in an Iron Age Hill fort?
  • What was Iron Age art like?
  • Why did the Romans invade Britain?
  • Why did Romans build new roads in Britain?
  • What was Boudicca's rebellion?
  • Who was Hadrian and why did he build a wall in Britain?
  • What were the religious beliefs of the Romans?
  • What were Roman baths?


In the first half of the Spring term we will be learning all about coding.  The children will be:

  • Reviewing previous coding knowledge
  • Designing and writing a program that simulates a physical system
  • learning about 'if' commands
  • Learning how to use variables
  • learning how to use repetition
  • learning how to debug


During this term in R.E we will be answering:

What do different people believe God is like?

  • Recognising that people have different views about God.
  • Enquiring into the concept of faith and why people put their faith in God.
  • Knowing and understanding some of the qualities Christians associate with God and why.
  • Reflecting upon and sharing my own ideas about God.
  • Reflecting upon and asking my own big questions about God.
  • Expressing my own spirituality through poetry or art.

What matters to Christians about Easter?

  • Reflecting on why the events of Easter are so significant for Christians.
  • Exploring the story of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet and understanding what Christians learn from this and how it might influence their daily life and actions.
  • Describing the key events of the Last Supper and explore its links with Christian belief and practice.
  • Reflecting upon what Christians think is special about Jesus with reference to how they remember him and why.
  • Knowing how the symbols associated with the Easter story relate to the beliefs and values of Christianity.
  • Asking important questions about my own values.
  • Reflecting and sharing my own feelings relating to loss and remembrance.