Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you have had a relaxing and enjoyable summer break and are ready to start your new learning journey here at Langley Mill Academy.


We have three classes in Year 3;


Miss Armstrong:       3RA

 Miss Horton:             3EH

   Mr Wood:                   3MW 


Topic: How did the Anglo Saxons change Britain?

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




Learning challenges:

Challenge 1


Why did the Anglo Saxons come to Britain? (History: Invasion, settling motive – farm land, how they lived – lifestyles)

Challenge 2


Why do people settle in different places? (Geography: Types of settlement e.g. by rivers, on hills etc, place names – why were different places called different things – what were they named after?)

Challenge 3

What are maps? (Geography: Looking at different types of maps beginning with school maps, making own maps, local area maps, google maps)

Challenge 4

What did Anglo Saxon children play with? (Design & Technology- make their own game)

Challenge 5

What were Anglo Saxon Crafts? (Art: weaving)

Challenge 6

Why is pilgrimage important to some religions (Religious Education: Links to Augustine, Christian Conversion, places of pilgrimage)


 English: Narratives and explanation texts

The children will be accessing a variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Our fiction class reader will be ‘Anglo Saxon Boy' written by Tony Bradman.

We will be using this enchanting book to inspire our own writing skills, eventually creating our own adaptation.


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 guided reading sessions.


Maths: Place value, addition and subtraction and properties of shapes:

In Maths, we will 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 basketball and tag-rugby. 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.