Year 3 2023 - 2024

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! It will be great to be back at school ready for a new acedemic year. The classroom was recently decorated during the first lockdown in wonderful colours with a new reading corner. It's actually the best classroom in the school now (Well I think it is!).

This term, we will be settling into Year 3. We will be studying the history of canals and reading 'Kidnap on the Canal' by George Buchan. It's about a boy called Tom who ends up working for a man called Mr Monk on his canal boat. Tom plans to escape! We hope to take a visit to the Ellesmere Boat Museum. In English, our main book is 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman (ISBN 979-184-270-578-0). A boy and his grandfather watch as a baby seal is born on the rocks near their home, and from that day a special friendship is forged between them. This powerful book demonstrates friendship flourishing across generations, species and abilities. 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. 

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……

If you are having to isolate, please note that there is work on Seesaw should you be able to do it. We hope you are ok and sorry that you are having to isolate in these difficult times. There are activities on EducationCity as well. Let the school know if you don't have access to Seesaw asap.


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 25th September 2023  

Maths: We will be learning about addition and subtraction. We will look at relationships between addition and subtraction and using number lines to add 10s.

English: We will be finding out about seals and begin to write a non-chronological report about seals based on our book 'Seal Surfer'.

Science: We will be investigating which surface a toy vehicle travels the furthest on using scientific a scientific experiment.

P.E. Tuesday we will be learning football skills with Crewe Alex and on Friday we will be swimming at Alsager Leisure Centre (remember your swimming kit including hats!).

History: We will be finding out about canals in the UK and when they were built.

D and T: We will now design our cushion cover!

Music: We will learn how to listen and appraise different types of music.

Art: We will be learning how to draw and paint in the style of Clarice Cliff how was a local artist how linked her work to industry.

Homework will be given out on Wednesday and handed in on Monday. 

Thank you


Mr Randall




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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

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Tel: 01270 314414


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