Year 3 2023 - 2024

Mr Randall
Mr Randall

Mr Randall

I enjoy teaching and like to offer exciting and engaging themes to help with children's learning. I am keen to involve children in P.E. activities and competitions throughout the year. I am a FA level 1 football coach and run the school football club, cross country and athletics teams.

Outside school some of my interests include playing football and running. I enjoy DIY and gardening as well as looking after my two children who always keep me on my toes!

Welcome to KS2 and Year 3.

Year 3 should be a fun place to be for you with lots of exciting projects and activities to do. From lots of P.E (including swimming) to studying rocks and crumbling, you will soon become used to KS2!  The classroom has been decorated in wonderful colours with a lively reading corner. It's actually the best classroom in the school now (well I think it is!).

This Spring Term, we will be studying lots of exciting new topics. We will be studying vocanoes and Antarctica in Geography. Our class book is 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister and will take up to half term. When Tom wishes winter would never end, he meets another boy who shares his love of snow and ice. Playing together every day, Tom hardly notices that spring doesn't come - until he realises the terrible effect of unending winter is having on the countryside and his sick grandma. His friend is Winter's child, and for the seasons to go on the friends must say goodbye until next year. The book is rich in vocabuarly and is a great resource to learn literacy skills in Year 3, covering fiction, non-fiction, spelling, punctuation and grammar. After half term we will start our new class book, 'Stone Age Boy'. Travel 20,000 years into the past and discover what life as a caveman was like in this prehistoric picture book by a prodigiously talented artist. One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? This book is links the non-fiction elements of history and living off the land together. It is full of exciting detail and offers a rich variety of English learning for Year 3.

We will be continuing 'Engineering' which relates to the 'Engineering Habits of Mind' (EHoM). This will be linked with other curriculum areas thus making learning more relevant and meaningful. There will be lots of fun and exciting things to do! We might even work with year 4 on some projects!

Homework will consist of maths, English and spelling as well as reading and recording in our reading diaries and doing Times Table Rock Stars. 

I am looking forward to teaching your children this term and excited about all they have to offer.

Mr Randall

Renaissance link for reading click here

Alongside all of this, we are very much aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we will be following our Hearts and Minds curriculum.  More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and our weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.

Continuing the learning journey at home……

In order to find year group expectations for maths, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview. 

For year group expectations for English, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview. 

The expectations for science and the foundation subjects can be found by selecting the relevant heading from here.


Monday 26th February 2024

We hope you had a great Half Term Break!

Maths: We will looking at measurement, weight, kilograms and grams.

English: We will start our new class book, 'Stone Age Boy'

Science: We will be continuing our rock topic and investigating and carrying out experiments.

P.E. Monday we will be doing athletics and multi-skill activities. Friday we will learn how to play cricket with The Cheshire Cricket Board coach, Harry!

Geography: We will be finding out about earthquakes. We will be doing some fieldwork.

D and T: We will be studying pneumatics and starting our pneumatic toys. 

Music: We will learn about pentatonic melodies and composition.

Art: We will be making painting in the style of the artist; Henry Matisse.

R.E: We will be learning about whether scriptures are central to religion?

Computing: We will continue to look at programming using 'Scatch'.

Homework and spelling given out on Wednesday.
In on Monday. Spelling test on Tuesday. reading records will have weekly instructions which the children will stick in.


Thank you


Mr Randall




Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly to see what we're all busy doing:





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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr John Frankland

Tel: 01270 314414


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