Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 


Spring Term 2019

Areas of study for Year 3*


Christmas recount

Stories from imaginary worlds

Direct speech

Adventure stories

Non chronological reports

Performance poetry

Humourous poetry

Writing own  book during Book week


Place value

Addition and Subtraction – compact column method and checking answers using an inverse

Measure, perimeter, properties of shape including lines and angles

Multiplication – grid method

Division – chunking

Fractions – non unit fractions of an amount

Time to the nearest minute

Problem solving and reasoning in all of the above areas



Guided Reading:

Voices in the Park (Anthony Browne)

Stone Age Poetry

Ug, Boy Genius of the Stone Age

Non-Fiction – The Stone Age

Non-Fiction – Skara Brae

Humorous Poetry

Performance Poetry





Numbers to 31

Days of the week

Months of the year

To be able to say the date

Parts of the body

Describing ourselves

Making our own passport


What difference might it make to believe in God as Creator?

What is a belief?

How do our beliefs effect how we are?

What do people from other cultures believe in?

Who created Earth and all of the living things on it?

Are there other creation stories?

What difference might it make to believe in God as the Creator?



Real PE – Unit 3 – Cognitive skills – Dynamic balance and coordination

Real PE – Unit 4 – Creative Skills – Develop coordination with equipment and counter balance in pairs



The Stone Age to the Iron Age



Rocks and Soils



The Stone Age to the Iron Age



Skara Brae – linked to Topic

Movement of the Beaker people – linked to Topic



Charanga music scheme – Dragons and Flying High

Play songs – Pirates versus Mermaids



Publishing skills – 2 Draw and 2Paint

Branching stories

Slide transitions


Art, Design & Technology


Pastels – Cave Paintings

Sketching techniques – sketching Stone Age tools

Clay – Beaker pottery

Famous landscape artists

Water colours – landscape of Stonehenge

DT – design and make a Bronze Age roundhouse using Computer Assisted design

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.










 Top Tips

  • Read, read and read!
  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems!
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds- don’t forget endings!
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Have fun!