Year 3 – Orange

Welcome to Orange Class 



Our class teacher for the 2018-2019 academic year is Mr Ashworth.

Our teaching assistant is Mrs Brierley.




Over the next few weeks we will be reading Oliver Twist in English.  We will be re-telling the story, writing a modern version and creating a non-chronological report.



Our first units in Maths will be:

  • Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction


Topic Questions

We have many exciting topic questions this year that are sure to get everyone thinking and engaged with their learning.

How did the Victorian period help make Oldham the way it is today?

A local history study looking specifically at how Oldham’s Industrial Revolution and Victorian past have helped to form the present town and the changes it has seen along the way. This will be an exciting opportunity for the children to learn more about their home town.

Why has Greece always been in the news?

A study of Ancient Greece, this topic will also provide the opportunity for the children to learn a little more about Europe, broadening their geographical awareness.

Who first lived in Britain?

A look at ancient history closer to home, from neolithic times to the end of the Iron Age.  The pupils will investigate how people lived thousands of years ago.

How is our kingdom united?

During this topic the children will learn what a county is and what makes each county different.  We shall compare human and physical geographical differences and write up our findings about the UK.

How does the blossom become an apple?

This unit will focus on the science of plants and look at how flowers are portrayed in art.

Why are the rivers and canals of Manchester so important?

A study of the physical and human geographical aspects of rivers. The children will learn why rivers and canals are so important and about the local environment in which they are found.



For the first half term Orange class will have P.E. lessons on Wednesday mornings – this will change throughout the year.. For this they will need their indoor PE kit.

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps/plimsolls


Our Learning Line

Our learning line helps us to monitor and track our progress and explain our learning to other people. Our line shows the Oliver’s journey from the workhouse to Mr Brownlow’s comfortable house. The learning line is an active teaching tool used by the pupils to promote self-reflection.


Homework, spellings and times tables

Homework is given out on a Friday and due in by the following Wednesday.

10 spellings, including 5 from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list are to be learnt for the spelling test every Friday.

Times tables tests, including division facts are undertaken with scores recorded every day, usually during register time in the morning.  This year the focus is on 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents in our weekly class newsletters.

Mr Ashworth and Mrs Brierley