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Year 3


 YEAR 3!



We will be exploring whether or not adversity makes us stronger or not as we learn about different natural disasters. Our key concepts will be: justice, fear, strength, common good, resilience, compassion.



We will be further building up our fictional writing skills by writing our own versions of the story 'Escape from Pompeii' before we start delving into the world of non-fictional writing later in the term. 



In Maths this term we will be covering the following blocks of learning:

Number - multiplication and division

Pupils should be taught to:

  • recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
  • write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
  • solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects

Measurement- money:

add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts


  • interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
  • solve one-step and two-step questions [for example ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables


Measurement (perimeter and length)


  • measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes
  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm);




Our science topics in Spring are 'Rocks' and 'Forces':

•        compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and 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.

•        compare how things move on different surfaces

•        notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

•        observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

•        compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

•        describe magnets as having two poles

•        predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing





In our French lessons, we will focus on:

  • Animal names
  • The phrase ‘Je suis..’
  • Musical instrument names








Our R.E. learning will focus on:

Religion, family and community: Prayer

Meanings of symbols, words and actions in Christianity and Islam

  • Similarities and differences of Christian and Muslim prayer
  • The meaning of prayer




In school, we will be learning to play different invasion games and completing our year 3 HRE unit (health related education).



In our weekly PSHE lessons, we will be covering the following topics:

-Health and Wellbeing: Aiming High

-Living in the wider world: Britain