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Fairway Primary Academy


Welcome to Year 3!

Meet the Team - 

Class teacher: Ms Hammett-Kay

Teaching assistant: Mrs Farmer

A typical day in Year 3:

Each day starts with a Busy Book activity, which may have an English, Maths or creative focus, before we share an assembly or activity on class based around our school values or social and emotional wellbeing.

First up in our lessons is normally Mental Maths, working on key skills and mental speed in calculating, followed by our main session, working on our current maths focus through a range of activities. After break we have a session working on grammar, spelling or punctuation, followed by our main writing session for the day.

In English and Mathematics in Year 3, we follow the New National Curriculum. Much of our writing is linked in to our termly topics, using great texts and visual stimuli to develop our creativity and imagination and to grow our general knowledge, whilst also developing us as confident, fluent readers and writers.

In the afternoon we normally have a chance to read together, plus activities exploring the wider curriculum, including science, history, geography, languages, P.E. and of course art.  In science this year we will be learning about light and shadows, forces, the changing world, plants, rocks and bodies and the foods that keep those bodies healthy.

In our humanities topics this year, we will explore a broad sweep of early history, through looking at the materials that defined it, so our topics are Stone, Bronze and then Iron. In our Tardis we will be travelling back to Britain in the Stone Age, before hopping back in to travel to Greece in the Bronze Age and then returning to Britain to learn all about life in the Iron Age, where we will meet early Britons like the Celts, and the invading Romans. This will be the perfect opportunity of course to meet Minimus, and start to learn some Latin!

Curriculum Newsletter Autumn 20


Home Learning

Home learning can now be access via Microsoft Teams. Please contact your child's teacher if you have not received login details or are experiencing any difficulties. 


Keeping Active in Lockdown

Keeping Active lockdown

January active calendar

February active calendar

Year 3 Spelling

Y3 AND 4 statutory spellings grouped by area

Y3 and 4 Spellings Word Mat

A words in sentences

B words in sentences

C words in sentences

D words in sentences

E words in sentences

F words in sentences

G words in sentences plus exercise and experience


25.01.21 Home learning grid

Tuesday, English, Looking closely at a persuasive letter

Tuesday, Spellings, Silent letters Look, Cover, Write, Check, Repeat

Be an illustrator

Lapworth Arts Award Discover Instructions

Lapworth Museum Activity Grid for Science home schooling

Lapworth Arts Award Discover Portfolio guide

Reading Page

Year 3 age 7-8 Reading list

Stone - Life in Stone Age Britain

Home Learning Music Resources

How to Use Purple Mash

Activities for home to develop life skills

The Book of Hopes

Get up and Get Active

Music services have developed an online learning platform for pupils to access, it features over 350 bite-size video clips of their teachers delivering mini lessons.  

There is a unique username and password for Fairway and would be applicable to all instrumentalists at the school.

Username: fairwaypr

Password: 7VCxFb4r

The Arts

Click below to explore some of our fantastic arts projects and get creative at home.

The Crafty Fox - Art ideas for home

Be an illustrator!

Kandinsky Maths Art project

Weaving Project - Week One

Weaving Project - Week Two

Weaving Project - Week Three

Weaving Project - Week Four

Listen to Mrs Williams reading you a story!

Year 3 Information


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