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Year 3

Stokenham Area Primary School

Summer Term 2024

Year 3 Curriculum Outline Letter

Dear Parents,

We hope you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed time with family and friends.

This term we will continue to have PE on Wednesdays and Fridays so please can you ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school.

Below you will find information on what we will be studying this term.


We will continue with our daily times tables sessions and in our Maths lessons we will be learning about column subtraction followed by fractions. After half term we will be exploring parallel and perpendicular sides in polygons and then we will move onto learning about time.


This half term we will be studying Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World by Kate Pankhurst. Our key outcome is to write a biography of a famous person, choosing elements of layout, presentation and language to match the chosen personality and their achievements. We will then be reading Cinderella of the Nile and will rewrite the story, including a different setting and 'backstory' to the original. We will continue to develop children’s literacy skills and help them to improve their punctuation, sentence structure, vocabulary and handwriting. There will be daily spelling practice and a set of spellings to learn each week, so it is important that children practice these ready for a test on Friday. Every child will have a daily class guided reading session, with a focus on comprehension skills including inference and retrieval.


Over the summer term we will be looking at the topic of plants, from the conditions for growth to how water is transported within them from roots to shoots. If the weather is good, we will be out in the woods and exploring different seeds and leaves. 


In History we are moving on from the Bronze Age and Iron Age from the UK and Europe to the Ancient Egyptians. We are looking forward to exploring the rich, varied cornucopia of gods, values and beliefs that makes this topic so interesting.


This term, we will be exploring coasts. We will be looking at different types of coastlines, how they change over time and the positive and negative impact of human development in those areas.


We will be learning about sculpture and how artists are playful and imaginative with their work. We will explore colour, form and texture by looking at work from a range of artists and through a series of lessons will create our own 3D artwork using modroc.


This term children will come back to looking at the Kingdom of God in Christianity and the impact of Pentecost. After half-term we will then be examining how and why do people mark significant events in their lives, comparing and contrasting different viewpoints from different beliefs. 

Design Technology

After half term, we will be studying simple circuits and switches. The children will investigate a range of existing products before going on to complete a Design, Make and Evaluate assignment.


In Class 3 we will be introducing the children to the groovy sounds of disco through listening and appraising classics from Chaka Khan and Nile Rodgers. The children will then have a go at putting together their own disco song. After half-term we will change pace, looking at classical or traditional music from around the world. 


In PE we will continue to have the teachers from Achieve for All delivering part of our curriculum on a Friday morning.  In addition to this, Mrs Taylor will be teaching a weekly athletics session, covering track and field events to prepare the children for Sports Day. Once again, we are very excited for the opening of the swimming pool.  Next week key members of staff will undergo enhanced swimming pool training.  We look forward to getting the children in to the pool as soon as possible.  Mrs Lewis will send out a swimming pool timetable separately to this letter.


In PSHE this term our overarching topic is called Health and Wellbeing.  Within this unit we will learn about choices that support a healthy lifestyle, and recognise what might influence these, how regular (daily/weekly) exercise benefits mental and physical health as well as identifying personal strengths, skills, achievements and interests and how these contribute to a sense of self-worth.


This half term pupils will learn the names of 10 fruits and be introduced to the simple opinions ‘I like’ and ‘I do not like’. By the end of the unit pupils will have the knowledge and skills to be able to say which fruits they like and do not like.

We ask you to support your child’s learning by reading with him/her every night. Reading is so important for the children to be able to access the rest of the curriculum.

In Year 3, we start to learn our times tables and will practise daily.  The Times Tables Rockstar app is a great way to practise this at home.

Many thanks for your continued support with your child’s learning.

Best wishes,

Mrs Clare Parsons and Mrs Susannah Taylor


This Year’s Curriculum

Stokenham Area Primary School Curriculum Map

If you would like further information in relation to the curriculum please feel free to contact the school office.