Year 3

Ms N Moss
Ms N Moss
Computing and RE Lead
Mrs S Fuller
Teaching Assistant
Mrs S Fuller
Mrs A Russell
SEN Teaching Assistant
Mrs A Russell

Year 3 Curriculum Projects

Year 3 - Rocks, Relics and Rumbles 

In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Memorable Experience - Let's Rock

Innovate Challenge - Red Alert!

History - Significant people – Mary Anning; Pompeii

GeographyLayers of the Earth; Rocks; Plate tectonics; Ring of Fire; Features of volcanoes; Lines of latitude and longitude; Volcanic eruptions; Earthquakes and tsunamis; Compass points; Maps

Computing - Databases

Science - Rocks; Fossils; Soils

Science Investigations - How do fossils form? What is sand? What is soil?

Year 3 Key Information

In Year 3 PE lessons are timetabled for Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor) every week. Please ensure earrings are out on these days 🙂. Term 6 topics are Athletics, Golf and Rounders.


We have now set up our spelling scheme- the words focus on the common exception and high frequency words from the Yr 1/2 and Year 3/4 word lists. As your child learns these, passes the regular tests and uses these correctly in their writing- they will progress on to the next list. Please note that some of the words will seem quite easy in the early stages but will increase in complexity when your child is ready.


Please make sure that your child brings their reading book and reading record into school every day. Reading quizzes are completed and books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays 📚.


The class will also have Forest School on a Friday on alternate weeks. 



Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

This week we will be learning to:

  • Gather ambitious vocabulary for a volcano shape poem.

  • Create expanded noun phrases for our volcano shape poems.

  • Summer Reading assessments.




  • Comparing non-unit fractions with different denominators.

  • Adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominators.

  • Converting fractions.

  • Finding fractions of amounts/ sets.

  • Summer Maths assessments

Additional Information


Dates to remember: 

28.06.22 Athlete Visit- Children to wear PE kits. 





We encourage the children to:

  • Read every day for at least 15 minutes.
  • Practise their spellings on Spelling Shed.
  • Spend 15 minutes on TTRS or Numbots.
  • Achieve at least 3 progressions on Maths Whizz.