Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Happy New Year - welcome to 3RA!

We are Miss Armstrong (Class Teacher), Miss Parkin (Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Ault (Teaching Assistant). 

We hope you have had a lovely Christmas break and are ready to continue your new learning journey with us here at Langley Mill Academy. 

Take a look below at the curriculum we will be covering this term.




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 ‘Viking At School’ written by Jeremy Strong. We will be using this amusing narrative to inspire our own writing skills and create our own piece of writing. We will also be reading chapters from D’Aulaires Book of Norse Myths.

 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 Reading Rocks.





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.


Topic: Vicious 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?



Year 3 will be expected to complete two pieces of homework each week. It will be sent home every Friday and will need to be returned the following Friday. 

It will consist of one piece of Maths, linked to the unit covered that week, and one spelling list. The spellings will be taken from the National Curriculum for Year 3 and often words using the sound studied that week in Phonics. 


3RA's PE days are Thursdays and Fridays. Each child will need the relevant clothing for PE each week. We will begin this term with gymnastics and Yoga. 




If you have any queries or concerns for your child and their education, or would just like a general chat then do not hesitate to catch me (Miss Armstrong) at the end of the school day outside on the playground. Alternatively, you can make an appointment at the office.  

Year 3 look forward to a fun-filled term!