Year 3 | Little Heaton Primary School Rhodes | Education

0161 672 0555

Year 3 Curriculum


Curriculum Information for Parents and Carers    Year 3

Welcome to the Summer Term 1 Curriculum newsletter for Year 3 here at Little Heaton CE Primary School. The teaching team in year 3 currently consists of Mrs Scull (Mon/Tues/Weds am), Mrs Crawford (Weds pm/Thurs/Fri) and we are provided with valuable support from Miss Mott and Mrs McQuaid. If you have any questions at any time please come and speak to one of us.


Our question for this half term is "How do you grow plants in the desert?"


Our reading sessions will be a combination of guided reading and whole class sessions. During these we will be focussing on learning to

  •          Read most words accurately
  •          Check words make sense in every sentence
  •          Make predictions about texts
  •          Retrieve answers from what is read
  •          Know what the writer is inferring – saying without              putting into words
  •         Retell well known stories orally
  •         Recognise different types of poetry




We will use the Egyptian version of one of the most well-known traditional tales-Cinderella and use it as a model to write our own version.  We will use a variety of sentences and grammar structures to build our story.

Later in the term, we will use our knowledge from our studies in the history topic of THe Egyptians to construct a report upon an aspect of Egypt such as mummification, gods or writing.




In Maths this term  we will be focussing on fractions, learning to find equivalent fractions and also ordering fractions with different denominators. To enable them to do this  it is really important that the children are confident in their multiplication and division facts. The times tables we have been learning this year are the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8. 

Later in the term we will be learning about time. Our focuss will be on the 24 hours clock and also comparing and ordering different lengths of time.



In Science we will be learning about plants. We will learn the names of different parts of the plants and what they do. We will also look at the importance of the flower in the life cycle of a flowering plant.


This term we will be finding out about computer networks and starting to understand what the internet is and how it works.


Our History topic this term is the ever popular topic of Ancient Egypt.  We will focus on aspects of life in Ancient Egypt, mummification, Gods and Kings and writing (which we will link into our art-work)


Our Georgraphy focus will take place next half term.





Design Technology

We will link this into our History topic throughout the half term.


In music we will be learning to to play the ukulele. We are lucky to have a specialist music teacher, Mr Addington, leading our sessions.



We are continuing swimming lessons on Tuesday mornings so please remember to have a good breakfast and bring your swimming kit on this day.  Our PE day this year will be on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every week. Lewis from Bury football will be leading these sessions. Our focus this term will be rounders.


Also, Read, Write, Inc. is continuing for some children.  Please click on the link to learn more:


Read, Write, Inc.


And finally, please click on the link below to view 'end of year expectations' for Year 3:


Year 3 EOYE


Please feel free to speak with me about any of these areas.

Kind regards

Mrs Scull, Mrs Crawford, Miss Mott and Mrs McQuaid



Latest News

Weekly News Summer 2018

Posted on 8th January 2018

More News


You can now follow school news via Twitter: @littleheatonce.  Click on this link to create a Twitter account:


Enter your e-mail address below for updates

Events Calendar

April 2018
View Full Calendar