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Year 3


Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page!

Our class saint this term is St Peter.

We will be learning all about St Peter and how he was the first Pope. We will take inspiration from his life, martyrdom and example of compassionate and loving virtues

Please find below an overview of our learning for Spring Term 2023.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.



Many thanks for your support,

Miss Tomkinson 

Our ‘Vehicle’ through which the curriculum will be taught for the Spring Term is:

Terrific Trade


We will be fundraising for Fairtrade.



During our Religious Education lessons, Year 3 will be learning about 'Belonging'.



In this unit, the children will explore the different groups to which they belong. Through the theme of belonging they will study the Sacrament of Baptism as a Sacrament of Belonging to the Church. They will also learn how Catholics celebrate their belonging to the Family of God through the Celebration of Mass.


‘Prayer’ – This is also be a ongoing focus. Year 3 need to be able to recite many of our prayers by the end of the year. It is important for children to consider: why it was important for Jesus to pray to God his Father,

- Different types of prayer, places of prayer, symbols and actions used in prayer.



Reading... Choosing a book for your child that they will love can sometimes be a daunting task. Click the link for a recommended selection of age appropriate texts.



Year 3 have been focusing on Instructional Writing. We will write our own 'Revolting Recipe'.



During the Autumn Term, we will be focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division.


In our daily Maths lessons, we will use ‘concrete’ resources, as appropriate. Concrete resources include: Base 10, Place Value counters, Place Value charts/grids, Counters, 100 squares, Number lines. We will also see and use ‘Pictoral’ representations of concrete resources, and ‘Abstract’ calculations, where only the numerals/digits are shown.


In order to master a skill, children need to be able to recognise and use concrete, pictorial and abstract representations.


Children should continue to practise and use their 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 Times Tables.



Our Spring Term Science topic is 'Animals Including Humans'.



- Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
- Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.



In History, this term we will be looking at our local history, we will be looking at the significant individual Josiah Wedgwood and the impact of the Industrial Revolution.



This term we will be learning about Trade in the UK. We will look at supply chains, imports and exports. We will specifically look at Wedgwood and how they export their goods.



In Year 3 we are looking at Online Safety, with our specialist teacher Mr Challinor.



Children will study the work of Antony Gormley and we will create our own clay sculptures.




In Design Technology we will be creating our own castles.


In Modern Foreign Languages this term we will be looking at term we will be exploring Greeting and Introducing Yourself, Games and Songs, Responding to a song or story in French and Understanding simple questions.

PE will take place every Monday and Tuesday afternoon. 

PE kits should remain in school for the duration of the term.



Homework is sent out every Wednesday in the children’s Home Learning Logs.

Home Learning Logs and completed homework should be returned every Monday morning.


In addition to Homework, there is daily reading.


In Key Stage 2, there is much more focus on comprehension of what they have read.

In order to support your child, try the following activities:

- Ask them to summarise a section of what they have read in their own words.

- Ask them to predict what might happen next, and explain their thinking.

- Discuss why an author has chosen to use particular words and/or punctuation.


Spellings will be set on a Wednesday and should be practiced daily, ready for spelling tests on Monday.





As the children are now in Key Stage 2, they are expected to wear a shirt and tie.

Please encourage your child to do up and undo their buttons themselves at home, as this will greatly assist them when getting changed before and after PE lessons.

Earrings and hair gel are not part of school uniform.



Children can bring a healthy snack, for example a piece of fruit, dried fruit or a healthy snack bar for break-time.


Water Bottles

Children should bring a water bottle to school every day.

This should be clearly labelled with their name, and should only contain water.


Year 3 and Year 4 Curriculum and Expectations

With the new National Curriculum, the Department for Education has produced new expectations for the end of each curriculum year. These will replace the old system of levels and provide you as parents with a clear idea of what the children should be achieving at the end of the year.

Below you will find the expectations for Year 3 and Year 4  in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parents evenings during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations

·         Your child is on track to exceed the end of year national expectations


                      Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly