Hythe Community Primary School

Learning for Life

Thorpe Road, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3HD



Welcome to Year 3 


Class Teacher: Mr C Brain

Email: c.brain@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

Class Teacher: Miss E Ayre

Email: e.ayre@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 3, we hope that you have a great year!

Autumn 1

What happens when the Earth shakes? In this project, we’ll find out about the dangerous world of natural disasters and
their deadly effects.

This half term we’ll gather rock samples, find out about different types of rocks and sort them according to their
properties. By carrying out research, we’ll investigate the Earth’s layers and the location of volcanoes, discovering what
causes them to erupt.  Working as archaeologists, we’ll locate Mount Vesuvius on a map and find out what it was like to live in Pompeii during the eruption. Using our model making skills, we’ll build earthquake-proof structures and test them out. We’ll also use different modelling materials to create a volcano – watch out, it’s going to blow!
At the end of the half term , we’ll create digital presentations, so you can see all of the exciting things we’ve learned about.


Autumn 2

 It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and
what they eat. We’ll also program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the
different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll
find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food.
Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll
create an exciting aquatic animation.

At the end of the half term, we’ll show you a range of animal fact presentations and learn about the interesting (and disgusting) world of parasites! 

In year three we have access to a fantastic website called Oddizzi where you can explore information about different countries around the world. 

Click on the icon below to be taken to the Oddizzi website. Log on as: hytheb  Password: butterfly

When playing the game find your name in the list and see if you can beat your classmates scores!


In maths we will be starting to learn our times tables.Try these songs on YouTube to help you learn:

3 times table

3 times table -'Uptown Funk' version

4 times table

8 times table- 'All about that Bass' version

 Why not try these websites to practice maths at home:

Maths exercises

Top Marks


Remember you also have access to Mathletics and Spellodrome. Use your individual username and password to log on and start competing against your class, school and the rest of the world! If you have lost your password please let your class teacher know.


Please make sure you are reading at home every day and that you are asking questions about what the children have read to develop their understanding. If you are stuck for questions you can ask print these cards off of sparklebox and pick a different one each time.


Have a look at these websites for more English activities and games:

BBC Bitesize



Spelling games


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