Year 3 2020 - 2021

Our team

Teachers: Mrs Bromilow, Mr Williams

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nurton, Mr Bakemore.



To improve the children's reading and comprehension skills, it is also important for the children to read every night. Could we please ask parents/carers to sign the children's Communication Diaries, so that we can evaluate how often the children read (they earn an extra smilie for reading 5 times each week). Children achieving this, will have a greater chance of gaining their Respect Award. It is important for the children to be asked questions about the text they are reading, to help build their inference and comprehension skills. The children also really enjoy listening to stories.

The children are given a spelling activity every Friday and are expected to complete it by the following Friday. This activity is to help children learn spelling patterns that they can apply to their everyday writing. New words appropriate to their year group will be taught in spelling sessions in school.

Our English lessons are focused around a book that links with the CoJo curriculum. Each book is chosen specifically to engage the children in reading and to contribute towards their vocabulary.

In the Autumn term we will take an adventure through Antarctica

In the Spring we will be taking a journey throught the rainforset with Ed Stafford and Life in the Stone Age.

In the Summer term we will go back in time to the Victorian Age. 


Throughout the year, we will be practising our times tables as this knowledge is central to success and confidence in maths. The times tables we focus on in Year Three are the 3s, 4s and 8s. Division facts are part of knowing your timetables e.g. 10x4=40, 40÷10=4. We will also be looking at multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit numbers e.g. 16x5=80.

The children will be tested in their times tables recall on Fridays and progress tracked, this will be through Timetables Rock Stars assessments which the children will bring home their results on a Friday. The children also have access to Timetables Rock Stars where they can practise timetables online, their login is in the front of their reading diaries.

During the year we will cover a range of mathematical areas which their homework will be linked to each week. 

In the Autumn term we will cover: Place Value, Addition and Subtract (up to 3 digits), Multiplication and Division, Measure including length and shape.

In the Spring term we will cover: Multiplication and Division (extending previous learning), Measurement involving time and fractions. 

In the Summer term we will cover: A continuation of fraction knowledge, Geometry (Shape), Measurement exploring mass and capacity and data handling. 



In the Autumn term we will be investigating explore the topic of Light. As part of this work the children will look at how shadows are created, how and why to protect themselves from the Sun and how light can be reflected off different surfaces. We will also be looking at Forces including magnets. We will be looking at the different forces and the effects they have on objects. We will be exploring the effects that friction has on the speed of moving objects and what causes this friction. We will be testing magnet strength. We will investigate the link between mass and gravity. 

In the Spring term we will be investigating skeletons and their functions and why they are important to us. We will also be learning about healthy eating and why it is important to have a balanced diet. The children will be able to identify the different food groups and understand which ones we need to eat more or less of. We will also be covering the topic of Rocks and Soils. The children will be able to compare and group together different kinds of rocks based on their properties, as well as understanding how soils are formed

In the Summer term we be looking at plants, we will look into the life cycles and what they need to survive and grow. The children will also be able to plant their own seeds and watch them grow. During the term, we will also do a recap of science taught this year and in previous years. To ensure Year Two had been covered, Due to areas missed as a result of the National Lockdown.

CoJo (History and Geography)

In the Autumn term, the explorer we will be looking at is Ernest Shackleton. In particular we will be focusing on his Antarctic expedition on Endurance. During the term we will cover the geographical skills of reading maps and atlases, in order to locate countries, the four main compass points and how to use compasses for navigation. The geographical knowledge will includ: learning about the South Pole, reasons why humans do not live on Antarctica and how animals have adapted to survive there.  We will also look at extreme weather conditions.

In the Spring, our explorer will be Ed Stafford and his adveture to the Amazon Rainforest. We will locate the countries in South America and plotting the route of the Amazon River. We will also study volcanoes around the World and how techtonic plates help to form them. This will link with our History topic of the Stone Age (how the rocks are formed). As part of this we will use a timeline of history to identify where the Stone Age eras fit into British, local and World history. We will look at historical artefacts to compare similarities and differences to modern day. We will find out about food, tools, weapons and buildings of the time.

Our explorer in the Summer term is Nellie Bly, who was a Victorian journalist and the first woman to independently travel around the world in 72 days. We will be using her journey as our Geography and History focus, to help us learn about life in the Victorian era, life changing inventions and the traditions of different countries. The children will learn about how steam trains work and the importance of them to Crewe. Our, possible, trip to the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry further our understanding of life as a Victorian child. The children will also take part in a Victorian School day where they can come dressed as a Victorian child and participate in lots of interesting activities. Other subjects such as ICT, DT and Art will also be linked into this.



In Year 3, we build upon our prior learning of Judaism and deepen our understanding.  We plan to enhance learning with a visit to a synagogue.  We introduce Islam and the children look at key Muslim artefacts.  Knowledge of Christianity is deepened through the topics of Discipleship, Incarnation and Salvation and Resurrection.  An emphasis is placed on the children starting to ask questions about the decisions people make and making connections between beliefs and how people of faith may live their lives.



 Wednesday and Friday (Children to come in PE kits)

Your child will need an outdoor PE kit to include a jumper, jogging bottoms and trainers in addition to their normal PE kit. Please make sure these are named. 

Please can we remind you that for all PE sessions long hair must always be tied back and all earrings MUST be removed or covered over with a plaster.

As we are a healthy school, we encourage all children to bring a named bottle into school filled with only with water.


The Fun-Trition programme delivers a series of fun and inspiring lessons for all year groups based around the fundamental principles of staying healthy; eating well, drinking well, moving well and sleeping well. Children will gain food and nutrition knowledge, cooking skills and physical activity knowledge. Children will also be involved in food science experiments and emotional health lessons that will help motivate and empower both themselves and their families too.



The homework that children are given relates to and embeds what they have been learning about in school. 

Throughout the year projects relating to work covered in class may be sent home.

The children will receive Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG) and maths homework on a Friday and this will be marked on THursday ready for the following Friday.  



Homework Book


Due in

Daily Reading




SPAG pgs 36 & 37


Spelling Homework

Word search

Internet safety


Maths Book

pg 16 &17





Useful websites for the curriculum 

Khans Academy – especially good for maths and computing for all ages

BBC Learning
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch (This link is also on our computing page)
Creative computer programming

ICT Games ( also see attached some home learning cards) – A range of online activities linked to subjects for KS1 and KS2

Y1 Learning cards

Y2 learning cards

Y3+ Learningcards

Doorwayonline –

Interactive activities covering a whole range of subjects and year groups

Ted Ed
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course Kids
As above for a younger audience

Paw Print Badges
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

All kinds of making.

Cbeebies Radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
Activities to try in the garden!

British Council
Resources for English language learning

Files to Download

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