Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 


Autumn Term 2018

Areas of study for Year 3*


Rainforest Poetry

Descriptive writing about rainforest animals

Stories from other cultures - The Great Kapok tree

Non chronological reports – a rainforest animal

Stories by the same author – Mini Grey

Persuasive letter writing


Explanation texts



Number and place value to 3 digits

Mental addition and subtraction – adding 1, 10 or 100 to 2 and 3 digit numbers

Shape and symmetry – properties of 2D and 3D shapes

Multiplication and division – 2 and 3 digit numbers

Telling the time – nearest 5 minutes

Data – bar graphs and pictograms




The Great Kapok Tree – Book review

Individual reading with teachers

Weekly guided reading – various texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry



All about me

Basic classroom instructions

French greetings

To be able to ask how somebody is

To say their name

Numbers 1 – 12

To say their age


French story – Va-t’en grand Monstre vert

French alphabet




What is the importance of Christmas?



Real PE scheme – developing co-ordination, dynamic balance and agility


Geography Topic – Tropical Rainforests



Autumn 1 – Plants

Autumn 2 – Animals including humans



Tropical Rainforests

Fieldwork during trip to Kew Gardens



Charanga Music scheme – Reggae

Harvest Festival songs

Charanga – Animal magic

Christmas carols



Autumn 1 – Word processing skills

Autumn 2 – Internet Research

Art, Design & Technology

Autumn 1


Colour mixing – complementary colours

Using pastels – rainforest animals


Sewing – rainforest snakes

Autumn 2 – DT unit of work – Shell Structures

*If you require additional information relating to our school curriculum, please ask at the school office or the class teacher.









 Top Tips

  • Read, read and read!
  • Share books with your children- you read to them, they read to you.
  • Discuss books and stories — characters, events, endings etc.
  • Make suggestions for a different ending, new character etc
  • Join the local library & encourage your child to choose their books— this helps to develop preferences etc.
  • Don’t forget rhymes and poems!
  • Encourage your child to write shopping lists, notes, postcards, diaries.
  • Encourage correct letter formation — this will help with cursive writing later.
  • Play I spy using phonic/sounds- don’t forget endings!
  • Practise reading and spelling keywords.
  • Have fun!