Year 3

Year 3 Curriculum Letter – Summer 1 Term

Dear parents and carers,

We hope you have had a restful holiday. We are all looking forward to the last term of the year and all the hard work and fun that lies ahead.


For English this half term, the children will start off by completing a book study. We will be using the Tear Thief as our stimulus and over the next few weeks the children will explore poetry and letter writing. Our second unit will be persuasive writing with a focus on healthy eating. This will then be followed by a week looking at comprehension skills. In maths, we are moving onto money and time. For our science unit, we will be learning about animals including humans with a focus on muscles, skeletons and nutrition. In history, we will be exploring local history with a focus on the big question; What impact has Alexandra Palace had on the local area and the U.K?

In R.E, will be considering what it means to belong to a religion with an emphasis on Hinduism. During our computing lessons, we will be exploring branch databases. In art, the children will be creating models using local landmarks as their inspiration. Our PSHE topic will be families and friendships and how we can have positive relationships.

As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be developing skills for cricket (outdoor sessions with Coach Sam) and building on throwing and catching techniques with their class teachers. Every child must have a P.E. kit in school that comes in on a Monday and goes home on a Friday to be washed. As the weather starts to get warmer, it is vital that children have a PE kit that they can change into for lessons for hygiene reasons. P.E. kits should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and if the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top.


Homework will continue to be set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. We are using Google Classroom to set homework and you will have previously received a letter with your child’s login details. If you are having any issues with Google Classroom, please speak to your child’s class teacher. If your child is not completing the work online or having any issues, they can use their homework books and bring this in on the Tuesday to be marked by their class teacher. Children will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. Each child will receive spellings each week, which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, there will also be a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week.

If your child requires any support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Please ensure your child brings their reading books and reading records into school every day.

Important dates

Friday 22nd April – Alexandra Palace walking visit

Monday 2nd May – Bank holiday

Thursday 26th May – Art Week exhibition – 5:00 – 6:30pm (more information to follow)

Friday 27th May – Celebration for Queen’s Jubilee (more information to follow)

Monday 6th June – TAD Day – School closed for children

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

The Year 3 Team

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