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Year 3 Curriculum


Curriculum Information for Parents and Carers    Year 3

Welcome to the Spring Term 2 Curriculum newsletter for Year 3. Year 3 are now settled in the Juniors here at Little Heaton CE Primary School. The teaching team in year 3 consists of Mrs Scull (Mon/Tues/Weds am), Mrs Crawford (Weds pm/Thurs/Fri) and we are provided with valuable support from 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 continue looking at the famous short story of 'The Iron Man' (The one by Ted Hughes NOT the Marvel Comics one!) and work on recount texts such as writing letters or a diary entries in charcater before applying our skills to recounting real life experiences such as going swimming.

We will also look at the story of Alice in Wonderland to tie in with our event later in the term.




In Maths this term  will be continuing to develop our knowledge of  multiplication and division.We will develop the skills needed to use more formal written methods for these calcualtions as well as securing our knowledge of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables and learning the division facts that link with them. We will then be applying these skills through a mixture of reasoning and problem solving activities.

Later in the term we will investigage different types of measurements , comparing amounts and units of measure.


In Science we will study light and dark


This term we will be looking at how to debug computer  programmes, using out coding skills that we learnt last term..We will use Scratch and Purple Mash to do this.


 Our History work this term will focus upon local history.







Design Technology

We will learn how to draw light and shadow in the chiaroscuro style by studying shading tecniques and still life sketching.  We will also be making cards to celebrate Mothering Sunday and Easter.


 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 badminton.


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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