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 Spring term newsletter and here for our curriculum overview.

In Year 3 this term, we are learning how to read and write a range of fiction and non- fiction. This includes portal stories, writing to explain, suspense tales and writing to persuade. We will be continuing to explore a range of texts, including those written by Pie Corbett. 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, poetry and plays.  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 and times tables. The children will continue to learn written methods of calculation for multiplication and division. We will also be solving problems involving fractions, measurement (time, length and perimeter) and statistics. If you would like to know what methods your child is being taught, please do not hesitate to come into school and ask to meet with your child’s teacher.

In Science, we are going to be working scientifically and learning about plants and sound. Later in the term, there will be an opportunity to visit Kew Gardens as part of our science topic on pollination. In French, we are practising useful phrases and building our French vocabulary. In Geography, we are learning about deserts and making comparisons between different places.  In PSHE, the children will be learning to discuss different goals and aspirations for the future and understanding how facing challenges are a healthy part of a person’s life. In RE, the children will be studying Christianity.

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 make the most of their learning opportunities.