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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 

Summer Term 2019

Areas of study for Year 3*


  • Recount
  • Newspaper reports – linked to Roman topic
  • Myths – write a tale from a key character’s perspective
  • Legends – write a legend based on the story ‘The Eagle of the Ninth’
  • Non- chronological reports – Boudicca
  • Writing instructions
  • Plays and dialogues


  • Place value – money
  • Addition and subtraction using money
  • Measurement and data
  • Time
  • Multiplication and division
  • Shape, data and measure
  • Fractions
  • Addition and subtraction, including missing numbers and estimation


Guided reading – key texts

  • Diary of a Killer Cat
  • Romulus and Remus
  • The Ring
  • A Roman Soldier


  • Parts of the body
  • Story – Va-t’en grand monstre vert
  • Appearance with verb ‘avoir’
  • Family members
  • Clothes
  • My French passport


Summer 1 – Pilgrimages

What is a pilgrimage?

Where do people go on a pilgrimage?

Visitor to share experience of a Christian pilgrimage

How is a pilgrimage different to a holiday?

What are the similarities and differences between religions and their pilgrimage journeys?

Summer 2 – Rights of passage

Considering the rights of passage in different religions


  • Outdoor PE – team games and ball skills
  • Country Dancing
  • Athletics


The Romans (includes trip to Butser Ancient Farm and the Roman villa)

The spread of the Roman Empire

Roman religious beliefs

Julius Caesar

Life in the Roman army

The Roman invasion of Britain


Roman roads

Roman baths


  • Magnets and Forces
  • Light and Dark (including shadows)


See Topic above


See Topic above


  • The dragon song – performing in groups and using instruments
  • Learning songs for showcase in Arts Fortnight
  • The Carnival of the animals
  • The Aquarium Suite


  • Scratch programming
  • Presentation skills – Power Point slides

Art, Design & Technology

  • Iron Age torcs
  • Pneumatic Plants
  • Roman mosaic tiles
  • Tie Dye
  • Designing, making and evaluating a healthy breakfast for a Roman soldier

*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!