Adults in Year 3


  • Counting, place value, partitioning and calculating: reading and writing numbers, addition and subtraction facts to twenty; multiples of 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10; mental strategies for adding and subtracting one, two and three digit numbers; find simple fractions; adding and subtracting simple fractions; doubling and halving; multiplying by a single digit number.
  • Securing number facts and understanding shape: solving word problems; describing and extending number sequences; recognising 2-D and 3-D shapes.
  • Handling data and measures: measuring in centimetres and metres; reading and displaying information using pictograms; frequency tables, bar charts and sorting diagrams; reading and writing time.


  • School council manifestos
  • Exploring and writing Fairy Tales
  • Letter writing
  • Writing short descriptions and narratives
  • Poetry
  • Sentence construction and punctuation: developing continuous, cursive handwriting; learning spelling patterns and rules and applying these independently. Using speech punctuation, a range of conjunctions and sentence openers.

Science and Outdoor Learning

  • Rocks and Soils
  • Orienteering
  • Year group garden


  • Safe use of the Internet.
  • Typing Skills: using a touch type program to develop fast and accurate typing skills
  • Manipulating text; learning to use a word processor to present work

P4C (Philosophy for Children)

P4C themes will vary according to the topics and interests of the children. With the teacher as facilitator, the children will be working collaboratively to create relevant questions, give reasons for opinions and discuss the validity of those opinions, develop a sense of trust, tolerance and fair-mindedness and to promote reflective thinking.


  • Locality of the school including mapping skills.

Religious Education

  • Introduction to Sikhism
  • The Christmas story


  • This term we will be introducing the children to simple French phrases.

Physical Education

  • Invasion Games: developing sending and receiving ball skills; applying these to games and different sports.
  • Gym – balancing on and jumping off equipment.
  • Hockey

PE lessons will be on Monday and Wednesday. PE kits to be worn into school on these days.


  • Artist study of Seurat and pointillism
  • Geodes
  • Exploration of colour, texture and pattern

Art activities – Please keep an old shirt or apron in school at all times.

Design & Technology

  • Introduction to cooking skills and food hygiene


  • Viola sessions with Berkshire Music Trust
  • Preparation for the Christmas production


  • Establishing guidelines for behaviour in the class
  • Financial capability – saving and spending
  • Considering what makes a healthy school
  • Identifying our own feelings


Reading- We recommend reading 5 times a week for at least 10 minutes. This should be recorded in the homework diary.

Times tables- Children will be tested on their times tables on Monday mornings. They should be practising the level that they are working on throughout the week.

Spellings- 5 new spellings will be handed out each Thursday and an activity from the grid should be completed by Tuesday.

Doodle homework will be starting in due course.

Please check your child’s homework diary regularly and sign it at the end of each week. Please record every time you read with your child.  If your child has any difficulty with their homework, please record this in their diary.