The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Welcome to Shark Class - Year 3   

On this page you will find information about Shark class, including the homework set and  gentle reminders for up and coming events. 

Home Learning

Dear Parents/Carers

Each week I will be uploading a timetable of activities for your child to complete at home. I have tried to follow the structure of a normal school day as closely as possible to allow you to maintain a familiar routine whilst learning from home. These activities include spellings and grammar, English and maths. There will also be a 'wider curriculum' activity for your child to work on during the afternoons. 

A new timetable will be available on this page every Monday morning for the school week ahead. Please contact me via the office email if you have any questions or would like to share your child's learning. 

Kind Regards, Mr Marsh 

Reading Home Learning

Please see the link below for free access to ebooks which follow our school reading scheme.  The log in details have been sent to you via parentmail but you can also email us if you need them sent to you again.  Some of the books also come with activities for the children to do also.  Have fun reading!

Weekly Timetables

Please click here for the weekly timetable.

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 1

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 2

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 3

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 4

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 5

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 6

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 7

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 8

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 9

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 10

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 11

 Shark class home learning timetable - Week 12


 Additional resources 

 Year 3 Maths resources

 Year 3 Reading resources

 Year 3 Grammar, punctuation and spelling resources

 Year 3 Science resources

 Year 3 Writing resources

Curriculum and General Class Information. 

Here you can find:

* Our Year 3 Curriculum Map here. It explains the different topics we cover throughout the year.


Term 3 flew by and the children had lots of fun learning about natural disasters.


In English, we will be learning about narratives. This provides the children with a great chance to use their imagination and dive into some creative writing. We will be focusing on using direct speech and a range of adverbs and adverbial phrases to make our writing more interesting. We will also be looking at prefixes and suffixes to find out how they change the meaning of a word. 



In maths, we will be learning all about money. This follows on from our trip to Metro Bank and provides the children with some real world examples of how maths is used in everyday life. We will also be looking at fractions and properties of 2D shapes.



In term 4, we will be starting our topic “Smugglers and the Kent coast”. This is a fantastic topic and gives the children a great opportunity to study some local history. Kent has a rich history of smuggling and this topic will help the children to understand the role that Kent played in the smuggling trade. The topic will be capped off with a visit to the Smuggler’s caves in Hastings.



In Science, we will be studying plants and animals that are native to the UK. We will look at how Britain’s wildlife has changed over time and some of the threats facing today’s wildlife. We will also be learning about different habitats. 



Homework will be given out on a Friday each week and should be returned by the following Thursday. Homework will focus on consolidating the skills we have been practising during the week and there will often be a times table focus in maths. Next year, the children will take a national test to assess their times table recall so this will be of huge benefit for them. 



PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school on these days. Any earrings will need to be removed or covered with micropore medical tape during PE lessons (tape will need to be supplied by parents).


Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Marsh and Mrs Muckett.