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Year 3 Curriculum


Curriculum Information for Parents and Carers    Year 3

Welcome to the Autumn Curriculum newsletter for Year 3. I hope your children are settling in to life in the Juniors. Their teachers this year will be Mrs Scull and Mrs Crawford. Other adults who will be supporting them will be Mrs Senior and Miss Mott. If you have any questions at any time please come and speak to one of us.


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 develop our writing skills through writing reports and stories. The books we will focus on are

Pebble in my pocket by Meredith Jean Cooper

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

The skills we are working on are

  •  using paragraphs
  •  using adverbials
  • using speech
  • using prepositions
  •  Knowing where and when to use apostrophes
  •   Correctly spell all the words in y3/4 list



In Maths this term our focus will be on place value, learning about what each of the digits in numbers to 1000 represent. We will also look at different ways of representing these numbers, including using number lines.

Later on in the term we will look at addition and subtraction, learning to use the column method to solve these problems. Have a look at our calculation policy on the website to find out more.


 In Science we will be looking at rocks and how they are formed.


This term we will be developing our programming skills.We will use Scratch and Purple Mash to do this.


 In History we will be learning all about the Stone Age


 Our Geography work will take place later in the term.







Design Technology

 Our DT work will take place later in the term.



 Use of specialist music teacher

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



Our PE day this year will be on a Thursday. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school every week.


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 Senior



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