Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome back to Year 3!

We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas and are ready to continue your learning journey here at Langley Mill Academy.


TopicVicious Vikings

 During this unit, we will be using a variety of sources and media to answer the following questions:

Learning challenges:


Challenge 1

What are magnets and what do they do? (Science)

Challenge 2


Who were the Vikings and what did they do? (History and Geography)

Challenge 3

Could you have been a Viking Warrior? (History)

Challenge 4

Why did the Vikings come? (History)

Challenge 5

What happened in 1066 and how do we know? (History)

Challenge 6

How can we record what we have done at Langley Mill? (Art)

These questions will contribute to answering the big question:

Who were the Vikings and how did they change Britain?


 English: Newspaper reports and diary entries

The children will be accessing a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will be using a variety of newspapers- analysing features and general layouts in order to write their own. This will then be edited and improved creating a final masterpiece they can be proud of.

Our fiction class reader will be ‘Beowulf’ written by Michael Morpurgo. We will be using this adventurous narrative to inspire our own writing skills and create our own piece of writing. 

The children will continue to develop their grammar, punctuation and spelling skills, and will gain experience of working with a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres through their new guided reading session called VIPERS.


 Maths: Number (place value), addition and subtraction (money) and geometry (properties of shape).

In Maths, we will continue to follow the Busy Ant maths scheme – look out for the tri-weekly newsletter that your child brings home to keep you up-to-date with what they are learning about.



We teach PE twice a week. 3EH and 3RA have PE on Wednesday and Friday and 3MW are on Tuesday and Thursday. Our two units this term are Yoga and dodgeball. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school each week including suitable PE footwear.



Your child will be encouraged to read three times a week and complete maths and spelling homework.


Thank you for your continued support, any concerns don't hesitate to make an appointment with the school office,

The Year 3 Team.