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Growing Together in God

Year 3 Curriculum Information | Richard Clarke First School

Mrs Orchard, Mrs Malpass & Mrs Murray 


Our theme for this half term is...

 Stone Age to Iron Age


We will be learning all about...


In Literacy, we will be introducing our new topic and reading our story 'The Stone Age Boy' We will be innovating the story creating new characters and settings and introducing conjunctions into our writing. We will also be writing our own set of instructions based on the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' finding out how to use fronted adverbials of time. 

We will start our new class novel 'Stig of the Dump' 


The children will keep developing their writing features; using commas, including fronted adverbials in their work and working hard to include the Year 3 spellings into their writing.


Don't forget to spend time on Oxford Owl as much as possible. You can also spend some time working on your spelling and Grammar skills through Sumdog . Keep your eye out for extra challenges and competitions!

How you can help your child at home-

Read stories with them and talk about the structure of the story. How does the story start? What comes next? What are the characters like? How do you know?


Religious Education

We will be focusing on Prophets of God
This half term, we will be considering the following key concepts - 

  • To understand what it means to be called by God
  • To know how God speaks to people
  • To look at what sort of tasks God calls people to do 
  • To know what a prophet is
  • To be able to give facts on a chosen prophet
  • To explore stories of the Old Testament 
  • To think like a modern day prophet 

We will be reflecting upon our knowledge of Bible stories and why we think the word of the prophets are important.


Health, Wellbeing and Relationships 

This half term we shall focus on - Feelings 

To deepen understanding of good and not so good feelings, to extend
vocabulary to be able to explain both the range and intensity of their feelings
to others

Strategies for keeping safe online; the importance of protecting personal information,
including passwords, addresses and the distribution of images of themselves
and others

About people who are responsible for helping them stay healthy and safe; how they
can help these people to keep them healthy and safe

To judge what kind of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable and how
to respond

To know that the concept of ‘keeping something confidential or secret’, when they should or should
not agree to this and when it is right to ‘break a confidence’ or ‘share a secret’










In numeracy, we will be exploring fractions and time.

  • Tenths, decimals, equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions.
  • Telling the time to 5 minutes, and 1 minute; Using a.m and p.m; finding the duration and using a 24 hour clock.



How you can help your child?   Practice times tables and division facts regularly. Encourage your child to log on to Sumdog and TT Rock Stars to practice their multiplication facts and battle against their friends to become a Rock Star champion 


With your child at home you can help them by finding real life examples to encourage using their maths knowledge. 

 Continue working on Sumdog as regularly as possible and join in on  Times Table Rockstars to take part in challenges and competitions.

Learning Logs are due in on the first day of each new term. 


Homework is to be sent out and returned via Class Dojo. 





Big Maths




Class Novel

Stig of the Dump 

by Clive King

Stig of the Dump (A Puffin Book) : King, Clive, Ardizzone, Edward: Books 

Our Class Author

Over the course of Year 3 the children will be exposed to (through class read or guided reading sessions) the following books by Roald Dahl. 

The Twits

Georges Marvellous Medicine




Significance of Stonehenge | English Heritage


Our theme this half term is Stone age to Iron age. We will be looking at the different ages, studying how people lived and how we know about them. We will be focusing on timelines to see how things adapted through time. We will be researching how people lived,  what the people were like, how they were gatherers and hunters and how it was different when they started to farm. We will be looking at animals that existed at the same time as early humans. We will be learning about specific landmarks such as Stonehenge and Skara Brae, what they mean and why they are there.  We will be re -creating cave art and looking at the different symbols and their meanings.


Questions you could ask your child about this topic - 

Which landmarks can be found in London?

Define the ‘British Isles’.

Can you name the capital cities of the countries that make up ‘The United Kingdom of Great Britian and Northern Ireland’?










In Science, we will be learning about Rocks;

We will be comparing and grouping together rocks based on their appearance and physical properties. We will be looking at how fossils are formed and what we can learn from fossils. We will also be recognising that soil is made of rocks and organic matter


 Please ask your child questions about their learning at home and ask them about key vocabulary they have been learning.

Key Vocab -





























Year 3 Common Exception Words

Year 3 End of Year Expectations