Welcome to Dove Bank

Year 3

Welcome to Year Three’s Class Page

Welcome to the Year 3 page with Mrs Bloor, Miss Robinson and Mrs Machin.  

What a term we have planned! On this page, you will find topic information for first term. 

PE will be on Thursday mornings, please remember to bring your kit.

Our Autumn 2 topic is:



This half term, we will continue to learn in history about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In geography, we will be following on from what we learnt in Year Two and finding out more about our local area. We will continue our learning from autumn 1 about animals, including humans in science.  

In English, our Talk for Writing focuses will be  non – chronological reports, tales of fear and recounts.

For our class novel,  we will continue reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis. 

Some questions to think about:


Knowledge organisers

Our geography and science knowledge organisers will support your learning for what we need to know and remember for this topic. I will ask you to keep looking back and make use of them. 


Knowledge-organiser-Geography-Y3-Volcanoes-and-earthquakes (2)


Knowledge organiser Year 3 Plants

Homework and home learning 

Homework will continue to be set weekly on Showbie on a Thursday and is due in by the following Thursday. Please follow this link to login https://my.showbie.com/signin

Should your child or the class have to isolate, please login to Showbie to continue learning. 

Useful links that I will ask you to use:





Reading recommendations:



Reading is so much more than being able to say the text. 

Some tips to help your child with reading

  1. Ask them to reread a page, so that they internalise the text and can summarise what they have read. 
  2. Encourage your child to reread after blending or being told, so that they sound like a story teller or a narrator.
  3. Help your child develop their vocabulary by asking what words mean or to find a word that means your word or phrase.
  4. Encourage your child to read to punctuation. At each full stop, pause and take a breath. This is the same for commas and questions marks. Exclamation marks, should show some change in how things are said depending on the emotion that is felt by the character.
  5. Discuss the features of a non fiction pages and books. 
Knowledge-organiser-Y3-SCIENCE-Biology Animals including humans