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Kings Hill School Primary & Nursery

Inspired to believe, Inspired to achieve

Year Three

Welcome to Polar Bear Class!

Our teachers are Mrs Hollyhomes and Mrs Latter . Our teaching assistants are Mrs Grabowski and Mrs Corbishly. 



Welcome to Penguin Class!

Our teacher is Mrs Quealy and our teaching assistants are Mrs Spooner and Mrs Mabb. 



Spring Term 2024

Welcome to Year 3. We hope you had a lovely break and we are looking forward to a hard-working and fun term with you all. 

Below is an outline of the learning that will take place this term.

English Key Text: Escape from Pompeii and Roman Diary: The Journey of Iliona


  • Explain the meaning of words in context; use dictionary to check meanings
  • Answer retrieval questions about a tex
  • To use evidence to explain an answer


  • To write narratives in role of a character, using direct speech.
  • To write in role describing settings,
  • Organise sections within a theme
  • Describe characters, settings and /or plot, with some interesting details.

 Spelling , punctuation and grammar

  • To use and understand direct speech
  • To understand subordinating conjunctions and write sentences with more than one clause
  • To use the present perfect verb forms in the past tense



  • To understand and use equivalent lengths
  • To understand unit fractions
  • Compare and order fractions
  • To use equivalent fractions
  • To use fractions on a number line
  • To use different units of measurement
  • To use scales
  • To measure and compare mass
  • Measure and compare capacity



  • To investigate how water is transported around plants
  • To understand seed dispersal
  • Explain the method of pollination in plants
  • To identify and describe the functions of different parts of plans; roots, stem, leaves and flowers
  • To explore the requirements of plants for life and growth, and understand how these factors vary from plant to plant
  • Explain different seed dispersal methods



  • Understand the causes of the Roman invasion
  • To know when, where and how the Romans settled
  • To understand that the power of the Roman army enabled them to conquer a large Empire
  • To know the different battle formations used by the Romans
  • To understand how the Roman’s travelled across the country 



  • To develop an understanding of the Cubism movement
  • Name techniques artists have used and beginning to replicate some of the techniques used by artists.
  • To begin to understand the viewpoints of others
  • Begin to understand how to use other artists work to influence and inspire my own



  • To recognise how text and images convey information
  • To recognise that text and layout can be edited
  • To choose appropriate page settings
  • To consider how different layouts can suit different purposes
  • To consider the benefits of desktop publishing



  • Know how exercise affects their bodies
  • Know that the amount of calories, fat and sugar that they put into their bodies will affect their health
  • Know that there are different types of drugs
  • Know that there are things, places and people that can be dangerous
  • Know when something feels safe or unsafe
  • Know why their hearts and lungs are such important organs
  • Know a range of strategies to keep themselves safe
  • Know that their bodies are complex and need taking care of



  • What is prayer and why is it helpful?
  • What happens during Islamic prayer?
  • How and why do Christians pray?
  • How do Hindus pray and worship?
  • What happened during the first Easter week?



  • To develop skills with running and passing a rugby ball.
  • To be able to pass the ball in different directions whilst moving and whilst in a line
  • To develop passing, running and tagging skills in a game situation
  • To explore different body shapes and link together in a sequence
  • To understand and explore different travelling actions

 Children in Year 3 will have PE on Mondays and ThursdaysPlease make sure that children come dressed in their PE kits in these days and earrings are taken out.  


Vocabulary: Prehistoric animals, Easter and definite articles

Grammar: Dictionary skills and masculine and feminine. 

Phonics: the sounds oi/ou/eau/ch.

Culture: Easter in French-speaking countries


For more information on our remote learning offer for those of you learning at home, please click here 

Click here to see the reading, writing and maths expectations in Year 3

As well as accessing our broad curriculum, our pupil offer outlines the additional opportunities your child will have whilst in Year 3

Curriculum Maps

Term 1 Curriculum Map

Term 2 Curriculum Map

Term 3 Curriculum Map 

Term 4 Curriculum Map

Term 5 Curriculum Map  

Term 6 Curriculum Map 

Class Timetable

Year 3 class timetable

Homework in Year 3

Daily Reading

We encourage all children to read at home daily and a note to be written in their reading journal. If the school book has been completed then please read and share any other books/comics you have at home. These can also be recorded in the reading journal and can count towards the number of daily reads. 


Spelling will be sent home on a Friday and will tested the following Friday

SPaG activities will be set on Fridays and will need to be completed by the following Friday.

 Maths arithmetic

Arithmetic questions will be set on Fridays and will need to be handed in on the following Wednesday. 

TT Rockstars

We suggest working on TT Rockstars for 15 minutes a week; however you can do more should you wish. Specific timestables will be set for your child and this programme aims to increase the fluency of these. This is an online maths game that can be accessed on tablet, ipads and desktops


English in Year Three

Reading in Year Three

Throughout Year 3, we develop the children's positive attitudes to reading and understanding what they are reading by listening to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays and non-fiction books. They use dictionaries throughout lessons to check the meaning of words they have read and identify themes and conventions in a range of books. Children will read further exception words, noting the correspondences between spelling and sound. They will continue to develop drawing inference such as inferring a characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and justifying inferences with evidence and predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.

By the end of year 3, the children should be able to justify their views about books written at an age appropriate interest level. They will be able to read a book accurately and at speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words.

Writing and SPaG in Year Three

During Year 3, children will continue to develop the understanding of organising their writing in to paragraphs and in narratives, create settings, characters and plot. They will use the forms 'a' or 'an' according to whether the next word begins with as consonant or a vowel and be able to express time, place and cause using conjunctions.

Children will use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech and use the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past.

By the end of Year 3 the children should be able to write down their ideas with a reasonable degree of accuracy and with good sentence punctuation. They will understand and apply the concepts of word structure and use joined handwriting throughout independent writing. The children will begin to understand the skills and processes that are essential for writing : thinking aloud to explore and collect ideas, drafting and re-reading to check ideas, drafting and re-reading to check the meaning is clear.  

Maths in Year Three

During Year 3, the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value by counting in multiplies of 4, 8, 50 and 100. They can work out if a given number is greater or less than 100 and recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number. Children develop mental skills to add and subtract including: a three-digit number and hundreds and recall and uses multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables developing on to formal written methods.

When working with fractions, the children will count in tenths; recognising that tenths arise from diving an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10. They will be able to find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators. They can recognise and show equivalent fractions with small denominators.

When looking at measurements they will be able to measure, compare, add and subtract length; mass and volume/capacity. They will investigate amounts of money, work out change needed, using both £ and p in practical contexts. and continue to tell and write the time from an analogue clock and 12 hour - hour and 24-hour clocks. The children will be able to identify right angles and relate them to quarter turns and also identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle. Children will develop their understanding of statistics by interpreting and presenting data using bar charts, pictograms and tables.