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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Year 3 maths, reading and writing targets for the Summer Term


I know the number of seconds in a minute and days in a year

I can estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute.

I can compare durations of events



I can independently predict what might happen in a book, based on details stated.

I can identify themes in a book. 

I can draw inferences on a characters feelings, thoughts and motives, based on evidence from the text. 




I can begin to use  paragraphs to group related material

I can use a or an depending on whether the word after begins with a consonant or a vowel

I can use commas to mark clauses.


In Maths, we are focusing on our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We have been learning to cool songs to remind us. In addition to this, we are learning about 2D shapes, including angles, 3D shapes and measurement and capacity.



In English,  we are focusing on mystery stories. We are currently reading Ottoline and the Yellow Cat and thinking about how to write an exciting mystery story.

In Science, we are looking at Light and shadow. We will explore the properties of materials that can cast shadows and use the scientific terms opaque, translucent and transparent to describe these materials. 

In Geography, we are looking at our local area and thinking about how this area compares to others around the country.

In RE, we are learning about The Eucharist as a thanksgiving. We are especially excited for our children who will be taking their first Holy Communion this Sunday!

Days to remember:

  • Monday- Spelling test and spellings given out
  • Thursday- PE and Homework due in from the previous week
  • Friday- PE and Homework given out

Test your French skills with this fun interactive website! 


So what is happening this half term?

Science- Light and Shadow

PE- Kwik Kriket and gymnastics

French- Month

DT- Making Moving Monsters

Geography- Local area

ICT- Branching Databases

RE-  Eucharist

PSHE- Road Safety

Music- Bringing us Together


Year 3's Curriculum overview