Year 3

Summer 2 Topics and Activities

This term, weather permitting, Year 3 will continue using The Outdoor Classroom to support our learning. This will include maps and plans of the school grounds and following a map during a treasure hunt. We will continue to investigate parts of a plant and what plants need to grow, looking at habitats in the school grounds that do, and do not, provide these requirements. We do need to complete our science topic on Light and Shadow and when we have a beautifully sunny day we will once again be outside to do just that! In numeracy, in preparation for Year 4, we will be focussing on the 6 and 8 times tables, as well as investigating Shape and Space – hopefully we will be outside measuring in millimetres, centimetres and metres, and also borrowing the water trays to investigate capacity.

Life in Year Three


The children have their own individual locker in the cloakroom. Consequently their coat,  P.E. bag and school bag all need to fit in their locker easily so that the locker door will close with ease.

If the weather is bad and the children need to wear wellington boots to school these can be placed under the sinks. The children will then need school shoes, indoor shoes or their  trainers to wear inside the building.


P.E. is on Monday and Thursday. P.E. needs to remain in school all week as there will be occasions when the P.E. lesson has to change time.                                                                      

Water bottles

The children do need water bottles in school every day. Water breaks are provided during the day, as well as the children being able to choose to have a drink when thirsty.                         Water bottles are often taken to the P.E. lesson to ensure the children remain well hydrated during physical exertion.


Maths homework is sent home on a Tuesday and needs to be returned the following Tuesday.  
Spellings are sent home on the Friday, to be tested the following Friday.  

Reading daily or as frequently as possible, encourage fluency and expression.

Ask questions such as: Why do you think? What is? When will? Where would? Why might? How can? 

Other homework may be sent home occasionally.