en English


Miss McClelland
Year 3 Teacher

Welcome to Year 3M!

Our teacher is Miss McClelland. We will be supported by Mrs Burke.

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. Children must come in in their PE kits on a Monday

This half term we will be covering:




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, 2, 3,  4, 5 – Finding tale: The Promise

*Week 6 & 7- The Promise Poetry (Abstract Noun Poetry)

*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.

Maths Revision

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



* Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

* Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

* Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

* Explore the part of flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.


History of the Liverpool Docks

Children will look at artefacts from a Victorian Docker’s suitcase, and discuss what they tell us about the past. They will learn about the early years of the Liverpool Docks and how they expanded quickly to become a key point of global trade.  They will look at what life would have been like as a Victorian Docker and compare life for poor and rich Scousers, including evaluating the evidence that they leave behind. They will develop a chronological understanding of what happened at the docks in the past 300 years. They will then look at how the Docks fell into disrepair but were regenerated in the late 1980s to create the Docks that they are currently familiar with.

Can use research skills in finding out facts about the time period

Are able to research what it was like for specific people, eg, the dockers and their families.

Begin to compare and contrast different forms of evidence

Begin to describe changes that have happened in the locality of the school throughout history

Can understand why Liverpool Docks were so important for global trade

Can place events on a timeline using dates

Are beginning to understand the concept of change over time, representing this along with evidence on a timeline

Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources

Are beginning to describe different accounts of history, explaining some of the reasons why the accounts may differ

Can communicate ideas about the past using other areas of the curriculum.


Making a Sunglasses Case

We will be designing and making a sunglasses case using Textiles. We will investigate existing products to create a specification, practising some sewing skills, create an accurate sketch of our design, related to the purpose, audience and specification, creating our sunglasses case using a template and joining pieces together, before finally evaluating our product.

Create a specification of the range of needs that the product must have.

Investigate a range of products to see how they work.

Overstitch, backstitch, threading a needle, making a knot.

Use models, words and pictures in an accurate sketch.

Design own template and add pattern pieces.

Join materials using an overstitch or a backstitch.

Make own template and pattern piece.

Recognise what they have done well and suggest what they would do better in the future and why.



Develop children’s understanding of staying safe when using technology including when communicating online.

Big Robots (Computer Science)

The project will reinforce an understanding of directional language and programming. The children will create their own algorithm in the form of a flow chart. On Microsoft Word, children will learn how to draw a shape and practise word processing skills.


Basketball with Mersey Mavericks


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.


Musical Instrument

Learn to play the Ukelele with Resonate Music Hub





Where you live
Numbers 1 – 10
Body parts