Miss McClelland
Year 3 Teacher

Welcome to Year 3M!

Our teacher is Miss McClelland. We will be supported by Mr McKeen.

We will be sharing lots of photographs of all our fabulous work on our Twitter class page. Follow us @HolyFamilyL8_3M

Homework is given out on a Friday and is due back by the following Thursday. There will be a Maths focus and an English focus.

This half term we will be covering:


Come and See


We explore our experiences of homes.

We reveal God’s vision for families and homes.

Other Faiths: Judaism

We look and discover about their place of worship, the Synagogue.


We explore our experience of belonging to groups, with rules and promises.

We reveal the meaning of the promises in Baptism.


*Week 1 and 2 A Child’s Garden by Michael Hope – Descriptive Writing
*Revisit Year 2 Writing objectives

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

*Week 3, 4 and 5- Character Descriptions (Non-Fiction)  

*Week 6, 7 & 8- How to Defeat a Monster Tale: The Iron Man

*Begin to use dictionaries (the first 2 or 3 letters of a word).
*Revise Year 2 spelling, grammar and punctuation

*Simple, compound and complex sentences using a variety of conjunctions (when, before, after, while, so, because).

*Expanded noun phrases to add and description and detail.

*Use commas to separate items in lists mostly accurately.

*Confidently use the progressive form of verbs and demonstrate some use of the present perfect form of verbs: She is drumming, He has gone out to play, contrasted with, He went out to play.



Number and Place Value

*Count in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; finding 10 or 100 more or less than a given number.

*Recognise the place value of each digit in a three – digit number (hundreds, tens and ones)

*Compare and order numbers to 1000

*Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

*Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and words

Addition and Subtraction

*Add and subtract numbers mentally, including a three-digit number and ones, three digit number and tens, and three digit number and hundreds

*Add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction

*Solve number problems and practical problems involving the ideas from number and place value

*Estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers

Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value and more complex addition and subtraction


Animals including Humans

*Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

*Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.


Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age: Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age

Children will learn about tools, homes, trade, travel, clothes and artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Children will learn about the case studies of Stonehenge and Liverpool through these ages. Children will compare the Stone Age to now as well as looking at similarities and differences between the three ages.
Can give a broad overview of what life was like between the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
Make careful observations of artefacts to find out about the period and ask and answer questions about the past.
Are beginning to recognise the part that archaeologists have had in helping us understand more about what happened in the past.
Use evidence to describe the culture, clothes, way of life and actions of people from the past.
Recognise that change occurred due to intelligence, inventiveness and human resolve to overcome difficulties in life at the time.
Complete an ongoing timeline to place historical events in chronological order (intervals of 10/100).
Can understand that the past is divided into different named periods of time (BC and AD).
Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
Communicate ideas about the past using other areas of the curriculum.

Art and DT

Vegetable Soup

 Children will taste and evaluate a range of vegetable soups, design and cook their own, before they then taste and evaluate it.

Uses equipment safely.
Begin to select their own ingredients when cooking and baking.
Grows herbs with intentions of using them in their cooking.
Makes use of a wide range of cooking terms.
Describes how combined ingredients come together.
Weigh using scales or balances in grams.
Designs a meal with reference to the principles of a healthy and varied diet.
Make good presentation of food.
Says if they like or dislike a food, with reference to taste and texture.


Going for Gold (Digital Literacy and Information Technology)
My Body, My fitness’ e-book documenting a personalised ‘Going for Gold’ record each week.


Music Will be with Miss Fallon.

Let your Spirit Fly

Mixed styles for appraisal, singing, instruments and notation

Get Set for Life

Get Set For Life will be with Mrs Clein.

New beginnings

The theme offers children the opportunity to see themselves as valued individuals within their community and to contribute to shaping a democratic society for all.


PE kits are needed on Thursdays. 


MFL Spanish

Every Wednesday we have a visit from Melissa who teaches us Spanish. This half term we are looking at




Where you live

Numbers 1 – 10

Body parts