Year 3

 In Year 3, the children will be learning:

Spring TERM


Subject/Unit of Learning


  • Further development of reading comprehension skills - inferring, use and meaning of increasingly complex and technical vocabulary, justifying and evaluating a range of texts
  • Year 1 and 2 spelling revision, adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters, use of prefixes, possessive apostrophe with plurals, homophones
  • Write using accurate grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure
  • Range of reading and writing opportunities - planning, composing, editing and improving using high quality texts and real life contexts


  • Money
  • Time
  • Graphs
  • Fractions


  • Sports Science
  • Identify that humans and animals, need the right types and amount of nutrition
  • Recognise that animals and humans cannot make their own nutrition but get it from what they eat
  • Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement


  • Tynker Coding


Days stated below:

3T Friday

3M Wednesday

3O Friday

  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness
  • Dance
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Football


  • Life During The Iron Age
  • When The Iron Age was
  • Who the Celts were
  • Celtic clans
  • Iron Age weapons
  • Iron Age houses and hillforts
  • Celtic wars/warriors
  • Role of women in Celtic clans


  • Local landscapes and mapping
  • Developments in housing, jobs, and Crossrail
  • Landscape of Custom House and environs; River Thames, vegetation, buildings and structures, DLR and City Airport
  • Locate local landmarks in school and Custom House
  • Find specific local landmarks on maps

Languages (Mandarin)

  • How to tell people your age
  • Counting up to 20
  • Revision of daily greetings
  • Writing 1-5
  • Expressing likes and dislikes
  • Understanding the meaning of Red and significance of Chinese New Year in Chinese culture
  • Describe our school uniform and colours
  • Describe a person’s appearance
  • Naming of 5 animals and pets


  • Study of Turner
  • Sketch a seascape
  • Mix and blend colours to create variations of shade and new colours to represent the sea


Food and Nutrition

  • Sculptures; study, design and make
  • Sketches of Iron Man images based on Ted Hughes novel
  • Choose and join materials to create sculpture - recyclable/natural/clay/wire
  • Draw images of sculpture to work from
  • Design and make an interpretation of the Iron Man

Music (ECaM)

  • Flutophone lessons


  • How Did Jesus And Buddha Make People Stop And Think?
  • How And Why Do Hindus Celebrate Holi?

PSHCE/Global Citizenship

  • Dental Hygiene
  • Decision making
  • How my relationships are different
  • How to build positive relationships
  • Responsibility and resilience in managing risks sensibly


  • Complete a minimum of two projects during each term
  • Practise spellings given every week
  • Practise joined handwriting
  • Practise times tables 3, 4 and 8
  • Read for 15 minutes every day

Mrs Tunnicliff - Year Group Leader