Year 3

During this half of the Spring Term, Year 3 will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will listen to stories based on Greek gods and goddesses and find out where Greece is in the world.


What we will do:

  • Read the story of ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ and use role play to deepen our understanding of the text.
  • Learn about the features of diaries and begin to write our own based on Greek myths and legends.
  • Use persuasive writing features to argue a case for opening Pandora’s box or keeping it closed.



What we will do:

  • Continuing to learn the 6 and 8 times-tables as well as practising the 3 and 4 times-tables.
  • Learn how to multiply 2 digits by 1 digit numbers.
  • Solve problems involving multiplication
  • Converting money to and from pounds and pence.
  • Subtracting money to give change.
  • Using a decimal point correctly.



What we will do:

  • Focus on light and shadows, finding out about how light works.
  • Find out how shadows are made, considering ways we can alter and change shadows.
  • Make shadow puppets and investigate the shadows they make.
  • Investigate objects that reflect and block the light.



What we will do:

  • Use historical artefacts and sources to find out information about the past.
  • Place the Ancient Greece time period on a timeline.
  • Find out about the beginning of the Olympic games including why it started and where.



What we will do:

  • Locate where Greece is on a world map and which continent it is in.
  • Find out what the capital of Greece is.



What we will do:

  •  Explore how our bodies move in gymnastics and learn different stretches, jumps and balances.
  • Begin to throw and catch using balls and javelins in outdoor PE sessions.



What we will do:

  • Link Art to Science and create shadow puppets based on the characters of Theseus and the Minotaur.
  • Use dowelling rods and split pins to include moving parts on our shadow puppets.



We will be learning French weekly with Mrs Seaton. This term in French, we will be learning the names of different parts of the body through conversation and songs to remember key vocabulary.


In Music, we will be learning about pentatonic scales and musical structures with xylophones and continuing weekly singing sessions.


This half term we will be learning what different religions believe about how the world was created.



We will be using an animation program to create a short animation based on myths and legends. We will plan, create and evaluate our videos and share them with our classes.


Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 3 newsletter, homework and curriculum topic overview.

Year 3 Newsletter - Spring Term 1 - January 2020

Year 3 Homework - Spring Term 1 - January 2020

Year 3 Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2020