Australia – Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 Australia Class 2021 – 2022.

I am Mrs Palmer your class teacher and the other adults that support our learning are Mrs Johansson (TA) and Miss Carney (LSA – 1:1).

Mrs G Palmer
Mrs Johansson
Miss B Carney


We hope you are ready for a fun packed year with lots of fun things planned!

Please keep checking our class page for updates and photographs of our learning throughout the academic year.

Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 3.



Your child will continue to need a named water bottle which will be kept in the classroom and refilled daily.  For science, please can they bring in a named ‘lab coat’ (Oversized old white shirt or t – shirt) to wear in their lessons.


Autumn 1 term learning.

Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 3.

We will be learning about:

Maths: Place value, Addition and Subtraction

English: Black Author: Clean Up by Nathan Bryon

Science: Animals including Humans and Galileo Galilei

History: The Stone Age

Geography: Eastern Europe

PE: Fitness and Dodgeball

RE: Where, how and why do people worship?

PSHE: Being me in my world

MFL (French): Getting to know you

Computing: Coding

Music: Instruments of the Orchestra

Art: Michelangelo – Drawing- Shading, tone. Portraits

Design Technology: Seasonal food – Cooking



Your child will be given a reading book to take home. He/she will get the opportunity to change their reading book on a daily basis. Please listen to your child read as often as possible and record any comments in the digital reading record that will be posted on Google Classroom. Children will be rewarded with a prize every time they have read 10 times. We really encourage reading at home for 10 minutes daily.



Homework is set every half term in the form of a ‘Homework Bingo’ grid tailored to the needs of children in Lower Key Stage Two. This will also be set through google classroom, you can upload photos and videos of the homework your child is completing. Please complete as many of the challenges during term time and ensure you return your book so we can share your hard work with the class and award lots of Dojo points.




Australia Class has a P.E day once a week, the day is Monday. Children need to arrive at school in their P.E. kit on this day. They will need to wear a full tracksuit in-case of cold weather. They can wear their shorts and t-shirt underneath. Earrings should be removed before arriving at school or alternatively your child can remove them before the lesson. Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named to ensure they are not lost.



Your child will need a healthy snack to have during morning play outdoors; any pots must have names on if you wish them to be kept.

Useful websites for Year 3 learning – 2020 – 2021:

A useful site for practising maths, there are interactive Maths games and activities:

Primary Homework Help – Maths

Education city can also be used for practice in Maths, English, and Science:

Education City

A useful site for additional information on science topics:

Homework Help – Science

You might like to try some spelling practise on this site:

Really useful for brushing up on Key Stage 2 spellings.

These sites are useful for spelling, punctuation, and grammar practise:


Additional Information:

We look forward to making your time in Year 3 creative, fun and memorable! We look forward to meeting you all soon!


Mrs Palmer (Class Teacher), Mrs Johansson (Teaching Assistant) and Miss Carney (1:1 LSA)