Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Our key texts this term are ‘Coming to England’, a true story of the journey and experiences of Floella Benjamin, who travelled from Trinidad to England and the experiences that her family experienced along the way.

Our second text study will be around the text ‘Winter’s Child’ where we will study the elements of a fantasy story and explore our imaginations to create our own extract to accompany this beautifully illustrated text, with our own ideas. 

Our Maths scheme has changed this year and we will be following our new Whiterose Scheme, which blocks skills accordingly to support development within Maths skills and progression.

Maths facts-Y3 Autumn


This year we will follow the scheme of the National Centre of Computing Education


We are using the planning guidance from the Twinkl scheme of ‘Local History’ and will focus on the local history of Coal Mining, based around evidence and research sources from Silverwood Colliery.

Religious Education

Discovery RE

Autumn 1 – Hinduism

Key Question – Would celebrating Divali at home
and in the community bring a feeling
of belonging to a Hindu child?

Autumn 2 – Christianity

Key Question – Has Christmas lost its true


PE will be on Tuesday (Y3H and Y3DG), Thursday (Y3H) and Friday (Y3DG). 

On PE Day, please can children bring their PE kit (labelled) in a separate bag, so they can change into their kit for each session. 

Full PE kit must be worn and that includes, a white t-shirt, black shorts or jogging bottoms, a sensible pair of trainers and a drink (during the cold seasons it is advisable to bring a jumper).

Children with their ears pierced must remove their earrings for each P.E session themselves or alternatively they will need at have plasters in their P.E bags to protect their ears during physical activity. Long hair must be tied back. Due to COVID-19 please send your child into school wearing their PE kits to school, this will reduce the risk of cross-contamination of clothing whilst getting dressed. The more physical PE session is in the afternoon, so there should be no reason for the worry of children being in the same clothes for too long after physical exercise. 


Homework will always be math focused and is sent out on a Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday.

Children are expected to read at least three times at home with an adult. Each read should be logged in the reading diary, and brought in to school every day so that their reads can be counted. Awards are given for 50, 100, 200, 250 reads.

Spellings will be sent home weekly, please help your child to learn these spellings and discuss the different rules with them at home. This can be done if the words are spotted in their reading book or if they use one of the spelling rules in a conversation etc. If you require any support for different activities to do to help your child learn their weekly spellings, please drop me a message on Dojo and I will be happy to help.

Active Learn – Every child has an active learn username and password. I will upload activities and games for them to complete and any videos which I think will support their home learning, so that you can watch them and hopefully the activities and videos will support with home learning. 

Times Tables

By the end of Y3 children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.

In year 3 we introduce the multiplication tables of 3, 4 and 8. This is built upon taught tables in Key Stage 1 of 2, 5 and 10.

Times tables will be tested weekly using a Bronze, Silver and Gold approach.

To achieve these, children will need to know: 

Bronze: The times table in order

Silver: The times tables out of order

Gold: Know the division facts for these and apply them to different contexts of word problems and reasoning.