Pilgrim's Way

Pilgrims Way Primary
Village Acedemy

Year 3 Pufferfish & Orca

Welcome to Year 3. This year the two classes are Orca (Mrs Bawn) and Pufferfish (Miss Hillary).

Our topic for this term is, 'Britain's Beautiful Beaches'.  We will be looking at the beaches all around our coast, writing about them in our English and our Topic lessons.  We will also be writing about them in our history as we  will compare the differences between Victorians on holiday, and how we use the beaches nowadays.

To supplement our learning we are hopefully going on a school trip to Margate to see exactly how the first holiday makers took their holidays!  

In our English lessons we will be writing descriptions of the sea side and different beaches.   We will also be writing some poetry about our beaches.  We hope you will like them.  We will then go on to look at the poet Michael Rosen and how he writes and performs his works.

In Maths, we will look  at different units of measurement and how to convert from grams to kilograms, from millilitres to litres and from centremetres to metres.  We are also going to be looking at different triangles and how to find a missing angle.  After that we will be revising some shape before the end of the term.  

As previously, a huge part of reading and writing will be a focus on grammar, punctuation and spelling skills. The children will continue to practise using both regular and irregular verbs in different tenses. The use of speech in writing, and paragraphs for clarity, will also be developed. If you would like a lower key stage 2 spelling list please feel free to ask.

Our PE and Forest School time is on Tuesday afternoon. Children will need to have a full PE kit in school (including a change of footwear). Ear rings cannot be worn for PE. For Forest School children are able to bring in a change of comfortable, old clothes and suitable footwear. (Obviously this will become muddy and somewhat tatty).Children will be given the opportunity to get changed in school, so do not need to come in dressed in these clothes.

Homework will be set on a Friday. It will need to be returned by the following Thursday. This weekly homework is in addition to the daily reading and times table practice. (Please focus on the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 tables). 

Rewards this year will be dojo points. These will be collected over the course of a week, with the child earning the greatest number receiving a prize on the Friday.  Feel free to join the dojo school link to see your child's achievements.

With many thanks for your support,


Mrs Bawn and Miss Hillary