Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy




Welcome to Year 3

The teachers working in Year 3 are Mrs Beighton (Leicester), Mrs McCuaig (Manchester), Miss Horton (York) and Mrs Simcox.  They are supported by Miss Smith, Mr Blake, Mrs Shaw and Mrs Blake.

Online Learning

Online learning tasks will be shared daily on class dojo. There will be a maths lesson (including times tables), an English lesson, phonics/spelling, reading and topic.  Each day will see a member of the year group team reading the class novel.

As some members of staff are in school teaching, another member of the Y3 team will post the tasks and respond to any questions.  If in school, your child's teacher may not be able to respond until the end of the day to any queries you have. Please message one of the other Y3 teachers or email the admin address if your query is more urgent.

We expect pupils to work for about four hours a day and the work set will reflect this. 

Pupils can complete the work in any order during the day but to support your child you may wish to keep to a similar timetable as we do in school:

Mathematics using White Rose Maths

(Approx. 45 Mins)

Times Tables

(Approx. 15 mins)

Physical Activity

(Approx. 30 mins)

English from Oak National Academy

(Approx. 45 Mins)

Reading (Approx 45 mins)

 Spelling/ phonics

(Approx. 15 mins)

Free Time

Topic work, including practical activities

(Approx. 40 Mins)

Reading and class story.

(Approx. 15 mins)

 Home Learning Project

As you are doing so well with your daily home learning tasks, we are also challenging year 3 pupils to complete a more in-depth project related to our topic of "80 Days Around the World". Participation in the home learning project is optional, however it's a fantastic chance to conduct your own research and present your findings in a creative way. You have the whole of the Spring Term to complete your project.

Click on the link below for more information..

Spring Home Learning Project


Homework is sent home on a Friday and is due to be returned the following week. Homework will usually consist of maths and spellings. Children are expected to have completed 5 home reads every week. We ask that you support your child with their reading by recording the pages and text they have read from along with a comment and your signature in their reading record.

Daily times tables - In school we have covered the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times tables so far, however it is vital that all children can confidently recite all of their times tables and apply that knowledge to trickier questions. These can be chanted, written out with a timer or completed online using websites such as Hit the Button or

Daily reading - Reading aloud for at least fifteen minutes a day to build up fluency, stamina and speed. Discussing what has been read and answering questions related to the text e.g. What type of text is this? How do we know? Can you find the two words that suggest...? Children may wish to create their own bookmark. Then, impressive vocabulary found whilst reading could be added to the bookmark.

Useful Websites

Below are some useful websites which we use in school to support learning. 

For useful links relating to maths, reading and science, scroll further down our page.

Espresso Username: student25662     Password: langley

Newsround Catch up on the days news in a child friendly programme

BBC Bitesize KS2  Maths, English, History, Science.... and much more.

ERF All children at Langley Mill Academy learn a second language - British Sign Language.  On the ERF section of our website there are lots of useful resources including a Learning at Home section.


In our daily maths lessons in Year 3 we use many resources from the White Rose Scheme for learning. Every day we warm up by practising our times tables. Why not challenge yourself to have a go a few times a week and try and beat your previous score? 

In Year 3 we will be learning our 2,3,4,5, 6,8 and 10 times tables (including the related division facts). Below are some fun, fast-paced activities which can be used at home to reinforce times tables knowledge. In school we particularly enjoy Hit the Button.

White Rose Maths 

Top Marks - Daily 10 

Times Tables 

Hit the Button 

Maths Factor


If in doubt - read! We ask all children to read aloud to an adult for a minimum of 5 times a week.  You can read a book, magazine, set of instructions, web page, comic book or the ingredients to make a cake! Five house points will be awarded for every home read completed and recorded in the reading records. If you're not sure what to read, there is a link below to the suggested texts that year 3 pupils should be reading.  

Oxford Owl Please contact your child's teacher for login details.

Bug Read (Active Learn) Please contact your child's teacher for login details.

Oak Academy English

Suggested Texts for Year 3


These are the spelling which Y3/4 need to be able to spell in addition to their weekly spellings. Focus on a few at a time and have a go at writing them out in different ways. You might underline the vowels, create rainbow writing, bubble writing or write them in sand. Children will be tested on the spellings they have had for homework every Friday.


Our science focus for the Spring Term, is Rocks in Spring 1, followed by Plants in Spring 2.  In school we follow the Developing Experts scheme of work and above is their knowledge organiser which shows you some aspects of the topic we will be covering and also gives you the all important 'Rocket Words,' - some technical vocabulary which we need to know, understand and spell by the end of the unit. We will be using Oak Academy to support science lessons during home learning.

Oak Academy - Science


Go Noodle Songs, exercises and dance routines.

Cosmic Yoga Fun yoga for children.

Zen Den Relaxing mindfulness prompts.


If you have any queries or concerns regarding your child's learning, please don't hesitate to contact the school office and the class teacher will return your call.

Thank you for your support,

The Year 3 Team.