Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

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: Letters and explanation texts.

The children will be accessing a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts. They will be using an array of letters- 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 non-fiction class reader will be: The National Geographic’s Everything about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We will be using this text to inspire our own writing skills and create our own explanation text.

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 Reading Rocks.



Maths: Subtraction (formal written method), statistics and division/multiplication.

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: Mountains and volcanoes     


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



Learning challenges:


What is a mountain and where do we find them? (Geography)


How are volcanoes different to mountains and where will we find them? (Geography)


What do volcanoes look like? (D&T/ART)


What do different rocks look and feel like? (Science)


What do you think a volcano sounds like? (Music)


Why is Easter important to Christians? (RE)

 These questions will contribute to answering the big question: How are mountains made?




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!