Welcome to Year 3 Learning

Key information for children, parents and carers

Year 3 Curriculum Map

Essential Reads
Year 3&4 Word List
Mental Arithmetic

Year 3 Spellings Homework




Homework is given out every Thursday and expected in your class tray on Tuesday.


Big Talk

Big Talk homework is distributed by your teacher every two weeks.



Spelling words are posted on this page each week for all groups. They are tested every week.


Physical Education

Your class PE day is every Monday. Please remember your full Physical Education kit on this day.



Please read every day at home. Bring your completed reading record into school on Tuesday.



Please write in pencil for maths. When you have a pen licence you may write in black pen only (not biro).

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Year 3 Curriculum Map

Spring 2 Topic - Maps and Symbols

Building Learning Power:

We will be noticing different symbols which may be used on an Ordnance Survey map and making links between the different types of resources we could use to explore new countries.

Be a Noticing Newt

Be a Noticing Newt

Be a Making Links Lion

Be a Making Links Lion

Dear Sir, …
Previously, the children have written informal letters to friends and family, so our next step is to attempt formal letter writing.

Children will investigate letter writing and plan and construct their own letters which we will be addressed to an author. Children will include the conventions of letter writing e.g. date, address, paragraphs, questions to address the reader and different ways of ending a letter.

Additionally, children will look at various pieces of instructional writing. How to put together a lego set, how to bake the perfect cupcakes… let your hobbies guide the way!


We have mixed bag this half term, touching on a range of incredibly interesting topics. Starting off with money, can you count and combine different coins and notes? Can you even give the correct change?

After that, we move on to statistics! This links perfectly with Maths and Science week where we need to read and record data in all kinds of ways such as a bar graph, pictogram, tally or table.

Finally, we use the four operations (=,-,x,÷ ) that we learnt earlier this year to solve length and measurement problems.


This term is going to be jam-packed with the excitement of science as delve deeper into our topic of Magnets and Forces. We have uncovered the basics in Spring 1, so this term we will be focusing on scientific investigations and how to write accurate conclusions based on results.

Don’t forget Science week is this term too!


In spring 2, the children will carry on working in teams to plan, frame and film the perfect 1 minute ‘How To’ video, based on a sports topic. This will require use of zoom, narration and editing. It is also key to practise saving work and retrieving saved files.


We will look at the Anglo-Saxons. We will explore how the Anglo-Saxons lived and why they decided to invade Britain. Year 3, will identify Anglo -Saxon artefacts that were discovered in Sutton Hoo.


With Mrs Goodall, children will be learning that Pentatonic scales contain 5 notes. We will use these scales to support singing and melodies. We will explore different types of music which use these scales e.g. Jazz and Blues music. We will also begin to read some simple musical notations.

Art & Design Technology

Arts week will include using a variety of artistic media, such as water colours, charcoal, pastels and glass paints. We hope everyone will have a fantastic week, preparing a variety of art for our upcoming exhibition.

Religious Education

With the help of their computing skills, children will explore stories from their own religions and will collaborate with others to re-enact them. We will think about what makes our religions similar and different.


Have you ever used Google Earth? How many different countries in Europe can you name and locate on a map? We will be using atlases, Google Earth, globes and maps to locate countries, cities, towns and historical buildings in Europe. We will also study the geographical features of maps.

Physical Education

We will be thinking about how to keep our bodies healthy through eating a balanced diet, exercising and playing games which improve our stamina, suppleness and strength. Classes will be playing cricket and learning dance routines.


Time to celebrate! Year 3 students will learn to say and read the names of many celebrations such as Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas Day alongside other vocabulary associated with these special times. We will also practise the names of the months in which these celebrations occur.


There are lots of events in our school calendar this term. Book Week and Science & Maths Week will take the focus of assemblies as will the theme of forgiveness.


Daring to be Different.

What would you like to do when you are an adult? What skills will you need to achieve this? We will be discussing jobs that adults have and how these might inspire you.


We are extremely excited about Spring 2 as it is our turn for Art Week! This will also mean that we can raise money for the school by selling our lovely artworks at the Art Exhibition.

Global Citizenship

Linking to PSHCE, year three children will be participating in a charity fun run to gain an awareness of the different ways we can contribute to our society and raise money for those less fortunate.

Miss Hutchinson

Miss Nunn

Miss Varley