Curriculum – Year 3
Year Group Overview
Year 3 is the start of our journey through the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum which we cover until the end of Year 6. In the Summer term, we will continue to develop our skills, knowledge and understanding across a wide range of new and exciting topics.
In our brand-new Opening Worlds curriculum, we are currently studying Ancient Greece in History and Volcanoes in Geography. We will be celebrating our creative skills during Art week this half term, as well as learning all about light in Science and how things work, including Networks in Computing.
As we move into the second part of the Summer term, we will move on to learning about Alexander the Great in History, Climate and Biomes in Geography and improving our Athletics skills in PE. We will also be developing our design and technology skills during DT week and publishing online content in our Computing lessons.
During this term we will also be taking part in Spanish lessons every Wednesday morning, as well as continuing to learn to play the ukulele in our Music lessons. For further information related to our curriculum and learning please see our subject specific pages.
Homework in Year 3
Homework is given out weekly every Monday and is to be handed in by the following Monday. The work will usually consist of two pieces of work, one Maths and one Literacy, which will be related to the topics the children have been studying that week. The children will also receive a set of spellings linked to a spelling rule that they have been practising in class or phonics sessions.
We encourage all children to read with someone at home each night, with reading records signed and dated. The children may swap then their reading books when they have read them. In addition, children are asked to complete times tables practice at home when possible.
If there are ever any problems with completing homework or your child is struggling, please tell them to come in and ask their teacher for help before the deadline day; this gives teachers the chance to help your child and mark it before needing to hand out new homework.