Year 3

Class Teachers

Miss Timothy - 3T

Mr Elphick - 3E

Mr Ainsworth - 3A

Book bags

Please ensure your child brings in their book bags every day.


Please ensure your child has breakfast before coming to school as it can affect their focus and concentration. If you want further information for breakfast club, please speak to a member of the office staff.

Water Bottles                                                                                      

Children are allowed to bring in water bottles with water. Fruit juices and squash are not allowed. Water bottles also need to be made from plastic and not glass.

Spring Term



  • capital letters
  • full stops
  • exclamation marks
  • question marks


  • perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause (eg. I have written it down so we can check what he said.)
  • personal pronouns, first person pronouns, second person pronouns, third person pronouns
  • Clauses
  • Subordinate clauses


Long Burst:

Persuasive letter writing (informal and formal)


Next week: Year 3 will be learning the 4x table including division related facts. They will be tested on Monday

Below are the topics we will be covering during the spring term, if you would like your child to revise over these topics prior to the lesson, encourage your child to use IXL.

Spring 1

  • Number & Place Value
  • Geometry: Properties of shapes
  • Fractions, Decimals & Percentages
  • Addition & Subtraction
  • Multiplication & Division

Spring 2

  • Statistics
  • Measurement: Money
  • Four Operation in the context of money
  • Measurement: Time
  • Four Operations in the context of time

Cross Curricular

In Spring 1 year 3 will be travelling back in time to study the fascinating periods in history from the Stone Age to Iron Age.   In Spring 2 we will be exploring the Romans.

Spring 1 : Stone Age to Iron Age

Here are some of the questions we will be exploring:

  • What was life like in the stone / iron age?
  • How if life different today than in the iron / stone age?
  • What inventions did the stone / iron age give us?
  • How do we know what life was like?

Spring 2 : Romans

  • What did the Romans do for us?
  • Were the Romans a positive or negative influence in Britain?
  • How did the Romans change Britain?

The key skills we will be using are:

  • Organise historical information to support an argument.
  • Identify different sources of historical evidence.
  • Ask historically valid questions.
  • Develop a chronological time line of local, British and world history.
  • Identify and explain connections, contrasts and trends over time.

Use historical vocab eg prehistory, BC, bronze age, stone age, iron age, chronological, hunter/gatherer discovery, metal work


Spring 1: Rocks

  • Compare different kinds of rocks based on their appearance
  • Group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their simple physical properties
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Spring 2: Light

  • Recognise that light is needed in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Yearly Overview

Our curriculum overviews gives you an idea of which topic your child will be studying at which point during the school year.

Year 3 Highlights