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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 

Spring Term 2020

Areas of study for Year 3*



Recount – Christmas holiday

Stories from imaginary worlds

Dialogues and direct speech (Ug – Boy genius of the Stone Age)

Narrative – The Tear Thief (linked to Book Week)

Performance Poetry

Humorous poetry


Addition and subtraction – columnar methods

Multiplication – grid method

Division – repeated subtraction and chunking methods

Fractions – unit and non-unit fractions of an amount

Measure, including perimeter

Parallel and perpendicular lines

Angles (obtuse, acute and right angles)

Angles as turns

Place value and number representation

Time – analogue and digital


Guided reading/choral reading – Whole class – Stig of the Dump

Class story – The boy with the bronze axe

The Tear Thief (Book Week)

The story of Inge Lehmann

Poetry comprehension


The months of the year

Saying the date

Saying my birthday

French calendars

Parts of the body

Masculine, feminine and plural pronouns

Describing appearance

Writing simple sentences to describe appearance


How does believing in God as a creator impact your life?

What is a belief?

Where do our beliefs come from?

Design your own belief spirit

The Judeo-Christian creation story

Comparing the  Judeo-Christian creation story to the Hindu creation story

How does believing in God as a creator impact your life?


Indoor PE – Real Gym – Unit 2 – Personal skills – Flight and balance

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


History – Stone Age

Bronze Age

Iron Age


Rocks and Soils


Layers  of the Earth – Inge Lehmann



Stone Age

Bronze Age

Iron Age


Charanga scheme

To learn a three part round

o say and play a rhythm chant

To sing a song and accompany with instruments

To select descriptive sounds to accompany a poem

To find out about ternary form

To develop lyrics of a song

Musical conversation structure and aerophones

Call, response and idiophones


Vocal patterns

Explore contrasting moods and effects as part of a performance


Using paint programmes

Grouping and changing the order of objects

Safer Internet Day

Inserting text boxes

Planning a branching story

Creating slide templates

Creating hyperlinks

Art, Design & Technology

Cave paintings using chalk and oil pastels

Sketching techniques

Sketching Stone Age tools

Bell Beaker pots using clay

Landscapes – critiquing the work of famous artists

Silhouettes and tonal use of water colours

Stonehenge landscapes

Design and creating a Stone Age Roundhouse

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!