Miss McClelland
Year 3 Teacher

Welcome to Year 3M!

Our teacher is Miss McClelland. We will be supported by Mr McKeen, Miss McAndrew and Miss Simms.

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

Listening and Sharing

We explore our experience of listening and sharing.

We reveal listening to the Word of God and sharing the Holy Communion.

Giving All

We explore how people give themselves.

We reveal Lent, a time to remember Jesus’ total giving.



Egyptian Cinderella

*Week 1, 2, 3,  4 – Finding tale: The Promise

*Week 5 & 6- The Promise Poetry (Abstract Noun Poetry)

* A/an used accurately eg. a rock/ an open book.

* Statements, questions, exclamations and commands to create an appropriate effect.

* Adverbs to express time, place and cause (then, next, soon, therefore, finally).

*Prepositions to express time, place and cause (before dark, during break, in the cave, because of him).

* Sequence ideas or events maintaining writing form, eg. bullet points for instructions, headings for an information text.

* Sequence ideas or events and use adverbs and prepositions.




* Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

* Measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes


* Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

* Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute

* Record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours and o’clock

* Use vocabulary such as am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight

* Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year

* Compare duration of events, for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks


* Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts




* 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.




Children will look at revisit where Egypt is within the world, then look at features of a river, the uses of the River Nile, why people settled and continue to settle along the River Nile, physical and human features of Egypt, comparing Egypt with the UK and digital maps of Egypt.

Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography (rivers)


Art and DT

Drawing/ Artist in Focus: Gustav Klimt

We will be appraising the work of Gustav Klimt, both painted and drawn. We will be developing our drawing skills through the experimentation of different pencils to create tone and texture. We will then be observing and drawing objects in the style of Gustav Klimt.

Experiment with the potential of various pencils (2B –HB) to show tone, texture, etc.

Encourage close observation of objects in both the natural and man-made world.

Observe and draw simple shapes.

Encourage more accurate drawings of people – particularly faces, looking closely at features and detail.

Make initial sketches as a preparation for painting and other work.



Young Coders (Computer Science  and Information Technology)

Experiment with a range of computer science activities.

Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content.



The Dragon Song

Music from around the world


Get Set for Life

Good to be Me

The theme looks at healthy eating, mental health and emotional wellbeing, including strengths and challenges for us.

Say No to Bullying






MFL Spanish

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

Numbers 1-39

Animal Descriptions

We hope you continue to enjoy looking at all the wonderful things we will be doing in class on our Twitter.

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