Year 3 Curriculum Booklet Spring Term 2017

January 9th, 2017

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Published in Parents, Year 3


Please note that we are a nut and citrus free school

We hope you enjoyed the winter break. Last term was very successful with the children settling into their new school very well. We have lots of exciting activities planned for the Spring term. Please make sure you read this booklet carefully because it contains some important information for your diary.

If you would like to speak to your child’s teachers after school is the best time of day. If there are pressing situations that might affect your child that day, please write a brief note or ask the office staff to pass on a message.


When children come into Year 5, class teachers expect that children will be regularly learning at home:-

  • Multiplication tables
  • Spellings
  • Reading

Please continue to discuss with your child the book they are reading. This helps them to develop good analytical and comprehension skills. Please write a brief comment in their Reading Record and sign each day. It is every child’s responsibility to hand their Reading Record in at school daily and bring it home each afternoon.

As a school we have invested in an online system that allows children to complete tasks within a unique account created for them. Children will shortly receive their ‘Education City’ login details. Once they have this they will be able to access their homework via: This will become available weekly and will need completing within 7 days.

Any children unable to complete their task out of school time will be given opportunities to complete it using the school’s ICT suite.

Water Bottles

We encourage every child to bring a plastic water bottle to school with their name clearly labelled on it. Research shows that good hydration helps children to concentrate in lessons. Please ensure that only pure water is sent to school. Squash, fruit juice or soft drinks are not acceptable.


Children are encouraged to bring in a piece of fruit or vegetable to eat as a break time snack.

Please be aware that we are a nut and citrus-free school. Please ensure that any birthday treats or sweets

do not contain nuts.

PE Kit

PE is an important part of the curriculum and all children must participate unless a note is received excusing them on medical grounds. Children must have their full PE kit in school all week. They should take it home on Fridays to be washed and return it on Mondays so that they are prepared for lessons.


In Year 5 it is important that children are becoming independent learners. They need to become responsible for their own belongings. They need to have all necessary stationery equipment with them in school at all times. This must be clearly labelled with your child’s name.

This includes;

  • Blue handwriting pen (no biros)
  • HB Pencils
  • Ruler-30cm (preferably rigid)
  • Rubber
  • Large glue stick
  • Coloured pencils

Regular Newsletters will keep you up to date with news from school. You can also find information about Iver Heath Junior School on our website. For further information about Iver Heath Junior School please visit


School visits

Year 3 will be visiting the Chiltern Open air museum as part of their History topic and visiting the local church as part of their RE and Literacy topics. More information will follow shortly.



Please ensure that all medication is left in the office to be placed in the medical box in your child’s classroom and kept in date.


Other information


Please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school all week.

You can also find information about Iver Heath Junior School at


We are very much looking forward to continuing our partnership with you, which will enable your child to reach their full potential by the end of year 3.

Yours Sincerely

 Mrs Thomas and Mrs Tanner


Iver Heath Junior School

 Year 3 Spring Term

Subject Your children will learn…
Science Rocks – Identifying types of rocks and their properties, identify types of soils and their properties
DT Pop-up books – Designing and making pop-up books.
ICT Introduction to scratch – Learning how to design, write and debug programs

Kings and Queens – Using the internet to research.

Geography Weather – finding out about climate and how if differs around the world
History Stone Age to Iron age – Learning about the history of early man
Art Celtic crafts – investigating Celtic art, patterns and ways of making items
Music Unit 3 – Learning to play and perform in solo and ensembles.
RE Religion in the community – Finding out about the various religions in our community and how they affect the school community

Places of worship – Finding out about places of worship for different religions.

PE Outdoor and adventurous activities– Learning to work as part of a team, follow trails and maps and complete team challenges.

Invasion games- Ultimate Frisbee.

PSHCE Going for goals- Sharing ideas of things we want, learning about perseverance and how to get better at things.

Make a difference challenge – Working as a team to make a difference to a chosen cause.


Iver Heath Junior School


 Year 3 Spring Term 

The length of each topic will vary from a couple of days up to 2 weeks and may not necessarily be taught in this order.

Topic Curriculum objectives
Reading, writing and ordering two- and three-digit numbers ·         To recognise the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number

·         To compare and order numbers up to 1000

·         To read and write numbers up to 100 in numerals and words

Counting and estimating ·         To count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; finding 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

·         To identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations.

·         To add and subtract numbers, mentally

·         To solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

Number facts to 10 and to 100

Addition and subtraction of 1- and 2-digit numbers, using a number line and columns

·         To add and subtract numbers mentally

·         To solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

·         To add and subtract numbers with up to 3-digits, using efficient written methods of column addition and subtraction

·         To estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers

·         To solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division facts, doubling, halving and TU x U ·         To recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

·         To write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know, including for 2-digit numbers times 1-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods

·         To solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including integer scaling problems and correspondence problems

Fractions: representing, comparing and ordering unit fractions of shapes and numbers ·         To recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects

·         To recognise and use fractions as numbers

·         To compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

·         To solve problems that involve all the above

Measuring using mm, cm and metres ·         To measure, compare, add and subtract lengths

·         To measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.

Recognising, describing and making 2D shapes and 3D solids ·         To draw 2D shapes and make 3D solids using modelling materials, recognise 3D solids in different orientations and describe them with increasing accuracy

·         To identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines in relation to other lines

Read and write time to 5 minute intervals ·         To tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

·         To estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute

·         To know the number of seconds in a minute and the numbr of days in eqach moth, year and leap year

·         To compare durations of events, for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks

Read, present and interpret pictograms and tables ·         To interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

·         To solve 1-step and 2-step questions such as ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’ using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables


Iver Heath Junior School


 Year 3 Spring Term


Each unit lasts approximately 2 to 3 weeks. The units may not necessarily be taught in this order.

Topic Over the term we will cover
Buildings Setting and character descriptions We will be using the book ‘The Tunnel’ and our history topic to support writing setting and character descriptions.
Stories with historical settings We will be using the book ‘The Tunnel’ and our history topic to support writing a story with a historical setting.
Instructions We will be using the history topic of Stone Age to Iron age to support writing instructions.
Letter and diary writing We will be using the history topic of Stone Age to Iron age to support writing letters and diary entries.
Poetry Take one poet Michael Rosen poems: during this topic we will be listening to, learning and using poems by Michael Rosen to write some of our own.


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