Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


The teachers of Holly and Horse Chestnut classes are delighted to welcome your children back to Elm Grove and are happy that children are busy settling back into their routines and learning.


Mr Yeates                                                        Ms Smith                                            Mr Castilho


Mr James – TA in Horse Chestnut

Learning this term:

This term, year 3 will continue their local area History study focusing on the Victorians and their impact on Brighton.

In English, we are looking at poetry, writing persuasive letters and writing recounts in the form of a diary entry (most of which will be linked to our learning about the Victorians).

You can find this term’s weekly spellings here: Year 3 Term 1B Overview  We teach these at the start of the week and practise in conjunction with handwriting throughout the week.

In Maths, we will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills before moving on to multiplication and division. We will consolidate our learning of the 3x table, ready to move onto the 4x and 8x tables later in the academic year.

For Science , we will be starting to learn about light and dark. We will learn where light comes from and how we can see it and make a link to the Victorians’ love of shadow puppets and silhouette portraits.

In our Art lessons we will finish our oil pastel Picasso portraits before moving on to practise our line drawing and sketching techniques.

In PSHE we are continuing our ‘Good to be Me’ topic which aims to support children’s exploration of their identity and grow a sense of belonging, thereby supporting their emotional health and well-being. During the week commencing the 16th November, we shall also be learning about Anti Bullying week and how we can work together to tackle bullying and appreciate difference.

Indoor PE this term is gymnastics and outdoor PE is basketball. Please remember to ensure children are wearing clothes and shoes that are warm and comfortable enough to do outdoor PE in.

Our class book this term is Roald Dahl’s George’s Marvellous Medicine which seems to be very popular!

Holly Class

Mr Yeates, Mrs Haisell and Mrs Dunford


Horse Chestnut Class

Ms Smith (Monday- Wednesday), Mr Castilho (Thursday-Friday), Mr James, Ms Webben and Ms Fawcett


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Mr Castilho

Class Dojo

Please ensure that you have your student log-in for class dojo. In the event of self-isolating or an entire bubble’s isolation it is the expectation that pupils will continue to complete work at home to minimise the impact of COVID and loss of learning. (If you do not have your log-in please contact the school office).


Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (Horse Chestnut).

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (Holly).

Please note the children do not need PE kits at this stage but will need to wear comfortable school clothing and footwear.