Year 3


Teacher - Dannett Mayers
Teaching Assistant - Tina McHugh
Michan Clancy (Tues - PM)
Helen Sloan

Summer Term


We will be learning about coding and programming and developing our understanding of how to use technology safely.


We will develop our planning, observing, recording, measuring and evaluating skills throughout these units.

Summer 1: Plants

We will explore the different functions of different parts of plants. We will learn what they require for life and growth; how water is transported in plants; and the life cycle of flowering plants

Summer 2: Animals including humans

We will be consolidating and applying our previous learning on nutrition and exercise and the functions of skeletons in different animals.


We will be learning how to:

  • problem solve in an organised way and give explanations for our methods and decisions in spoken or written form.
  • use mathematical language correctly and confidently
  • explain the value of each digit in a 3-digit number introducing thousands
  • use the formal methods for all four operations.

We will also be learning our three, four and eight times tables


Our English topic this term will be:

Ancient Egypt and Egyptian myths and fairytales

We will learn how to write a range of multi clause and subordinate sentences for effect.

We will continue to develop our writing to include paragraphs and accurately punctuated speech.  We will continue to learn spelling patterns and related word families.

We will produce a range of writing including: reports, fiction and instructions.


We will be working on Pointillism which is a technique of painting where small dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. 

We will be designing and making a boat looking at the different materials and their requirements


Until half term, we will be learning about life in Ancient Egypt.

We will find out about:

  • the importance of the River Nile
  • the hierarchical ruling system of Ancient Egypt
  • the importance of the pyramids


Spanish- We will be focussing on nouns and infinitive verbs, as well as vocabulary related to growing things.


We will be learning about the importance of symbols, signs and sayings


In Summer 2, we will be exploring the location, climate, formation, uses of and dwellers of deserts.

We will also look at the geography of Egypt in closer detail.


We will continue with Paths Plus and Pupil of the Day, alongside aspects of social, spiritual, moral and cultural values that we uphold.


We will be working on, and improving our cricket and athletics skills over the term.