Humberstone Junior Academy

Year 3



Sophie Hollis

Team Leader


Dan Hughes


Ellen Mcveigh - Teacher

Ellen Mcveigh



Welcome to Year 3!

The teachers in our year group are Miss Hollis, Mr Hughes, Miss McVeigh and Miss Lambat. The teaching assistants working with us are Miss Henson and Mrs Garner. We are really looking forward to a great year together and we have lots of exciting things planned.

In English this year we are beginning the Autumn term with 3 picture books. We will be looking closely at the illustrations and the language to make predictions, inferences and use a stimulus for writing. The first  text we are reading is “After The Fall” by Dan Santat. The story is based after Humpty Dumpty’s fall and how he perseveres to finally overcome his fear of heights.

In Maths we are following White Rose and will be starting the year working on place value, number and will then move onto the four operations. We will build on the childrens’ prior learning from Year 2 to progress to focussing on three digit numbers. This strong focus on number and place value at the beginning of the year will lay the foundations and allow the children to build upon, across other areas of Maths.

The driving question for our first PBL project is “?” The children will learn about forces, magnets and how they work, and will then apply this knowledge to build their own magnet game in groups for the F2 children to help develop their fine motor skills. In order to achieve this, the children will work through a design cycle, carrying out research and designing their games, before going into the D&T studio to create them. 

This term, the children will have PE on a Tuesday afternoon with Mr Duffy and will be doing gymnastics on a Thursday. Please ensure their PE kit is in school all week for this (no logos please) as timetables may change every now and then due to weather etc. Children should have indoor and outdoor PE kits available as if weather permits we will go outside.

Reading is a high priority across the school and to ensure that children have the best chances at success it is important that they read every night for at least 5 minutes. All children will have a school reading book and a reading record to record this. The more practice the children have at reading out loud the better! Please make sure the children come to school prepared, with their reading record completed each day.