Year 3

Welcome to 3D class page. This term we are exploring the rainforest. We are going to learn about life in a rainforest. We will be looking at the four layers to the rainforest as well as the animal and plant that live in the rainforet. We are planning on writing a descriptive piece of writing about the rainforest. In computing, our children are going to select an animal that lives in the rainforest and produce a PowerPoint presentation presenting information. 

Our Curriculum 


It is important to read regularly at home. In Year 3 we like the children to read regularly at home and get their reading records signed. The children can then complete the Accelerated Reader quiz on their book. In lessons, we do whole class reading, where we practise reading with expression and finding answers from the text. We also practise reading between the lines and discuss the author’s choice of language. Below are some of the novels we will be reading this year: 

Extra Bits


As Year 3 we believe that it is important to know what is going on around the world. Therefore we watch newsround each day and discuss the main stories going on around the world. Click on the link below to watch the latest newsround.



Each week children receive a piece of maths and English homework based on the learning that has taken place this week. The homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be handed in on Wednesday morning. Any problems regarding homework please contact a member of staff (3D). 


Mount Pleasant Primary School​

Newton Lane


Co. Durham


Lingfield Education Trust DPO


Tel: 01325 244 950