Welcome to Year 3


Year 3 is the start of Key Stage Two and a time for children to really begin to move into reading more detailed texts and build on their foundations of learning across the range of curriculum subjects. The children have fun learning and working together to make, create and solve. In Year Three the children begin to take on more responsibility and know what they should expect from their learning and what this will help them with later in life!





  • We enjoy daily whole class guided reading sessions.
  • We read a range of texts by different authors, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • We are furthering our love of reading through sharing different books that have sparked our passions and interests.
  • Our class texts sometimes link with our other subject areas, if suitable – our texts are there because we love them!
  • We develop our reading skills by looking at different types of questioning around texts.
  • We dig deeper into texts.



  • every week, we complete a written task that helps us to develop our writing stamina and ability to use the techniques taught in class
  • we write a variety of text types throughout the year, encompassing poetry, fiction and non-fiction texts


Speaking and Listening

  • We discuss our ideas to extend our understanding.
  • We expand our ideas to show our understanding of text.
  • We make predictions, refer to evidence and begin to make more formal presentations.
  • We debate key issues.



  • We follow the White Rose Maths scheme of learning. This helps us to develop mastery over the Year 3 curriculum.
  • We begin to build on our Y2 learning and develop further with our measurement and geometry alongside our number work.
  • We further our knowledge of place value and will look closely at multiplication and division, addition and subtraction using 3 digits before moving onto measures and fractions.
  • We will work on the value of digits in numbers up to 1000.



  • We develop our understanding and knowledge in the following key areas: rocks, forces and magnets, animals including humans, light and plants.


Art and Design

  • We study an artist and experiment with art in their style.
  • We sketch and draw working on accurate face drawings.
  • We make patterns using natural techniques and materials.
  • We try our hand at sculpting.



  • We learn to use the internet and search engines safely.
  • We use and create programmes and algorithms.
  • We understand how to use different programmes for different things.


Design and Technology

  • In D&T we follow the ‘research, design, make, evaluate’ process in all we do.
  • We produce photograph frames, sandwich snacks and moving monsters.



  • UK cities and counties.
  • Study of UK region and city.
  • Mountains and Rivers of the World.



  • We study an event in British History.
  • We learn about Ancient Egypt and the achievements of the Earliest Civilizations.
  • We look at the changes in Britain from the Stone Age, Bronze Age to Iron Age.



  • We learn about Spain and the culture.
  • We begin to say short words and phrases about the weather, classroom objects and days of the week.
  • We write some Spanish words.



  • We create short musical pieces and use patterns and rhythm.
  • We listen to different music and notice sounds and instruments.
  • We understand the cultural importance of music.



  • We learn about rules and tactics in traditional games.
  • We have fun with dodgeball and other games that help us with our resilience.
  • We dance in a variety of different ways.
  • We learn the skills of throwing and jumping in Athletics.
  • We compete in a variety of different ways.



  • We focus on ourselves: healthy lifestyle and making the right choices for our mental and physical health.
  • We talk about friendships and behaviour.
  • We explore safety at home, out in the community and on the computer.
  • We explore further our British Values and how we fit as individuals into society.
  • We are eco-friendly.



  • We explore, engage with and reflect on our knowledge of Islam.
  • We compare this to our core learning of Christianity.