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St Edmund Campion

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


On this page you will be able to have taste of what Year 3 is all about and what we do.


Subjects Autumn Spring Summer
English Orion and the Dark


The Building Boy

Boy with the Bronze Axe


Street beneath our


The Night Gardener



Who let the God’s out?

Maths Place Value, Addition Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. Money, Statistics, Measurement: Length


and Perimeter, Fractions

Time,Properties of Shapes,


Mass and Capacity

RE Homes, Promises and Visitors Journeys, Giving All, Listening and Sharing Energy, Choices, Special Choices
Science Light and Dark Rocks Plants and Functions, Skeletons
History   Stone Age Ancient Greeks
Geography Our Local Area Volcanoes and earthquakes European Countries




In English, using a variety of exciting texts such as Orion and the Dark, The Building Boy, Boy with the Bronze Axe, Street Beneath Our Feet, The Night Gardener and Who let the God’s out? We will cover narrative and non-narrative writing styles. We will write stories, develop our resolutions and endings as well as beginning to use a variety of techniques such as using paragraphs and inverted commas. With non-narrative texts, children will develop these using organisational features such as headings.




In Maths we will be working on number skills including Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division. We will also study Money, Statistics, Length and Perimeter, Fractions, Time, Shapes, Mass and Capacity. Throughout all our topics we will look at fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We strongly recommend that your children use TT Rockstars to support them with their times tables and division. In year 3 we will focus on the 3s,4s and 8 times tables.




At the centre of our learning are our Come and See topics: Homes, Promises, Visitors, Journeys, Listening and Sharing, Giving All, Energy, Choices and Special Places.  The children explore the Catholic faith. The children will learn to describe and retell stories from the bible and begin to make links and give reasons for their answers.




Your child will have a PE lesson every Thursday morning. Please make sure your child’s PE indoor and outdoor kit (red or white shorts, red or white  t-shirt red or grey joggers, trainers or plimsolls). As the weather gets colder, it is important your child has grey joggers and a jumper as some lessons will still be outside. As part of the PE curriculum all children will participate in Dance looking at creating their own dances, working collaboratively with others and improvising.  In addition, children will take part in swimming lessons for six weeks and will be offered boosters if required.




Your child will be engaging in a range of scientific topics. We begin looking at the concept of light and dark, studying shadows, reflections and other sources of light. This will be followed by the examination of rocks and how they are formed. The year concludes with a focus on biology, looking at both plants and the human skeleton.




Your child will be studying both human and physical geography across the year. They will be examining the local area as well as recognising and examining other European countries. The children will also be studying the formation and causation of volcanoes and earthquakes.




Your child will be entering the world of the Stone Age and the Ancient Greeks. Children will be studying the cultural norms and unique features of those eras. Your child will take part in themed days based around the topic. This includes dressing up and a range of related activities.




There will be reading, spellings and maths homework every week. Your child will write details in their diary on the day the homework is set.  Homework is set on a Wednesday to be handed in on the next Tuesday. Spelling tests take place on Wednesday Mornings.


Sometimes there will be topic homework which will set over the course of a couple of weeks. Please check your child’s homework book regularly and encourage your child to complete the tasks set. ​




Please encourage your child to read regularly, every night if possible, the children will be able to access accelerated reader where they will be able to quiz on their books to check their understanding and comprehension of the text. They will be able to change their book every day in class. Each child should aim to read 6 books a half-term.


Please make sure you stay up to date on our school twitter and SeeSaw to see what we are getting up to.