Year 3 – Orange

Welcome to Orange Class 

Our class teacher for the academic year 2022-2023 is Miss Begum.

Our teaching assistants are Miss Gough, Mrs Yaw and Mrs Flanagan.

This term’s newsletter:


Our core texts are as follows:

Aut 1 – Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

Aut 2 – Greek Myths by Marcia Williams

Spring 1 – Charlotte’s Web by E.B White

Spring 2 – The Flower by John Light

Summer 1 – Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

Summer 2 – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame


More detail about other lessons and our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.


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?

Core texts: Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

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.

Click here for the How did the Victorian period help to make Oldham the way it is today Knowledge Organiser


Why has Greece always been in the news?

Core text: Greek Myths by Marcia Williams

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.

Click here for the What can I rediscover about Ancient Greece knowledge organiser.


Who first lived in Britain?

Core text: Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fiddler

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.

Click here for the The Stone Age to Iron Age Knowledge Organiser.


What are the key features of our United Kingdom compared to Greece?

Core text: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

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.

Click here for the UK Knowledge Organiser.


How does the blossom become an apple?

Core text: The Flower by John Light

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

Click here for the The Flower Knowledge Organiser.


Why are the rivers and canals of Manchester so important?

Core text: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

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.

Click here for the  Rivers and Canals Knowledge Organiser



For the first half term Orange class will have P.E. lessons on Wednesday afternoons. For this they will need their PE kit.

  • Indoor sessions:
    • Black shorts
    • Red polo shirt
    • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

    • Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
    • Red polo shirt
    • Trainers (not fashionable)
    • Sweater (winter)


Our Learning Line

Our learning line helps us to monitor and track our progress and explain our learning to other people. Our line is inspired by Marvel Superheroes’ intelligence and strength of character, whilst striving for success in their journey to create social equity and looking after the less fortunate.  The learning line is an active teaching tool used by the pupils to promote self-reflection.



Homework, spellings and times tables

Homework will be given out on a Friday and must be completed by the following Wednesday.

Spellings from the Year 3 and 4 spelling list and other relevant curricular spellings are to be learnt for the spelling test every Friday.

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


If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.


Miss Begum, Miss Gough, Mrs Yaw and Mrs Flanagan