Year 3

During this first half of the Spring Term, we 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 play scripts and begin to write our own based on Geek myths and legends.
  • Use persuasive writing features to argue a case for opening Pandora’s box or keeping it closed.



What we will do:

  •  Use a range of addition and subtraction strategies to add and subtract up to 3-digit numbers with an exchange.
  • Recognise fractions and begin to divide amounts into tenths.
  • Learn the 6 times-tables and develop our recall speeds through regular practise in the classroom as well as playing times-tables games and songs.


What we will do:

  • Learn why we need a skeleton and begin to name the main bones of our bodies.
  • Understand how muscles support the movement of our bodies.
  • Compare a human skeleton to the skeleton of an animal and look for similarities and differences.



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.


Design & Technology

What we will do:

  • Explore needlework and use a running stitch to create a simple purse.
  • Cut materials to design and make patterns
  • Evaluate our design and finished product to assess how we can improve our work next time.



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


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.


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 2019

Year 3 Homework - Spring Term 1 - January 2019

Year 3 Topic Overview - Spring Term 1 - January 2019