Year 3

The document below contains all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for each subject.  There are supporting appendices that should be read and used alongside this.

The statutory requirements within this document inform the long, medium and short term planning to ensure full coverage and progression.

National Curriculum Statutory Requirements for Year 3 

Spelling Appendix for Year 3 and 4

Vocabulary, Grammer and Punctuation for Year 3


Please click here to see our summer term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.


In Year 3 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of non- fiction, fiction and poetry. This includes wishing tales and poetry by Pie Corbett. In addition, we will be looking at describing a setting using adjectives and use figurative language chosen for an effect that they create on the reader. It would help your child enormously if you could support their learning by encouraging them to read a selection of fiction and non-fiction books. The children are allowed to borrow two books at a time from the Active Learning Library and we are also fairly close to both Britwell and Slough libraries. There is also a wealth of resources on the internet.

In Maths, we will be focusing on quick recall of important number facts, such as our number bonds (up to 100) and times tables (12 x 12). The children will continue to learn about fractions, place value and written methods of calculation for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask. Please encourage your children to attend our early morning maths sessions which start at 8.30am daily. (Please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for more information).

In other subjects, we are investigating forces and magnets in Science. In French, we are practising useful phrases and building our French vocabulary. In History, we are learning about what life was like during the Stone Age. In RE the children will be studying Hinduism- How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything? Would visiting the River Ganges feel special to a non-Hindu?

 In Geography, we will be learning about how rivers are formed and the water cycle.

We expect your child to be in school on time, with their homework completed and having read for at least thirty minutes the previous night. Many thanks for all the support you give your child.  It is very important that we continue to work in partnership with you to ensure they maximise of their learning opportunities.