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Kingsnorth Primary School

KingsnorthChurch of England Primary School

Year 3



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          Blackman Class - 3B                                                                             Percival Class - 3G

                 Miss Bowman                                                                                                 Miss Gore       

Miss Smith, Mrs Buczkowska and Mrs Williams will be working within both classes.




Term 2

Welcome to the Year 3 page! We hope you had a restful break and are looking forward to an exciting term of learning and fun. We hope you find the information below helpful, it should give you an insight as to what your child will be focusing on this term across the curriculum. Our termly newsletter is also attached below with further information as well as key dates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Year 3 email account -


We follow ‘White Rose Maths’. We will continue our learning on Addition and Subtraction (hundreds, tens and ones). This will be building on our knowledge of the column method and number bonds. We will then be moving on to Multiplication and Division. Our times table focus will be on the 3 x tables.

Below is the Year 3 scheme of learning for the upcoming year. Sometimes we may spend longer consolidating certain topics and the order in which we learn them may change slightly. However, this gives you an insight as to the topics the children will be covering this year. 

Key vocabulary:  thousands, hundreds, tens, ones, greater than, less than, partitioning, order, digit, numerals, after, before, total, groups, represent, value, whole, part, explain, greatest, smallest, estimate, interval, hundreds, tens, ones, exchange, mulitplication, division


Arthur and the Golden Rope:... by Joe Todd Stanton



We will be working from the book 'Arthur and the Golden Rope ’ by Joe Todd Stanton. This exciting picture book is about mythical artefacts and creatures, and fantastic adventures! We will be using this text as inspiration for developing our skills in writing poetry, and a set of instructions. We will also have frequent lessons in SPaG, teaching reading skills and handwriting.

Key vocabulary: clamber, possession, startle, triumphant, plunge, peril, bound, peculiar, meddle, colossal, ravage, intrepid. 




Our question is ‘How do we carry out a scientific enquiry?’ This forms the basis of their scientific understanding throughout Key Stage Two. The children will learn how to form predictions, carry out practical investigations and record their results. They will be using scientific evidence to support their findings and ask questions about their learning.

Key vocabulary: experiment, fair test, hypothesis, investigation, enquiry, observation, change over time, conclusion.

Physical Education 

Our weekly PE session will be on a Wednesday (for both classes). Please note ch‚Äčildren need to bring their PE kit into school. Please remove earrings before school unless your child can do this themselves.  Our weekly PE lessons will focus on Gymnastics, this will be inside (shorts needed). Our block week is the week commencing 13th November, in these sessions we will be developing our Football skills. 

Earrings may not be worn during PE lessons. Please remove before school unless your child is able to remove them, themselves.

Religious Education

In RE this term we will be looking at ‘Christianity’ and the topic of ‘Incarnation’. Our key question is: What is the Trinity? Here the children will learn about the belief of the Holy Trinity – God as the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They will look at how Christians show their beliefs about God the Trinity in worship and how it helps guide their own beliefs and actions in life.

Key Vocabulary: Trinity, Gospel, Father, baptism, followers, Son, symbol, Holy Spirit


Our enquiry for this term is- ‘How are volcanoes formed?’ We will be learning about the structure of the Earth and tectonic plates, and how volcanoes are formed. We will use maps to locate active and dormant volcanoes around the Earth, and will use our geographic skills to discuss why people choose to settle near volcanoes.

Key Vocabulary: structure, inner core, outer core, mantle, crust, eruption, active, dormant, ring of fire 


This term we will be will using a range of techniques to create a stop-frame animation using tablets. Next, we will apply those skills to create a story-based animation. This unit will conclude with us adding other types of media to their animation, such as music and text.


In Music, we will be learning about: how sounds are produced and how instruments are classified; learning about aerophones; understanding musical conversation structure; learning about idiophones, developing an understanding of call and response; learning about chordophones and creating a call and response. 


France - Wikipedia

Our French unit for this term is Hobbies. We will be learning useful phrases, how to count to 20, how to say what we like doing and what pets we might have. 


In DT, we will producing our own bread products. We will be: researching the history of bread; evaluating existing products to support us with our own designs; creating a design criteria and practising shaping dough; creating a plan for our design, making our bread product and evaluating against our design criteria. 

PSHE (Jigsaw)

Primary and Secondary PSHE lessons fulfilling RSE | Jigsaw PSHE Ltd

This term in PSHE, we are looking at the Jigsaw piece 'Celebrating Differences  -

'Who am I and how do I fit?'

This will include learning about families, and that they are all different and that sometimes they fall out with each other. The children will practise methods to calm themselves down and discuss the ‘Solve it together’ technique. The children revisit the topic of bullying and discuss being a witness (bystander); they discover how a witness has choices and how these choices can affect the bullying that is taking place. The children also talk about using problem-solving techniques in bullying situations. They discuss name-calling and practise choosing not to use hurtful words. They also learn about giving and receiving compliments and the feelings associated with this.


How you can help at home:  - Encourage your child to practise their times tables. In class, we will begin by recapping 2s, 5s, 10s and 3s. 

3 Times Table song:

4 Times Table song:

Listen to your child read daily. Ask questions to develop their comprehension and inference skills.

Spelling Shed -  - spelling practise, we will assign a spelling rule for children to practise at home. We will be practising these in school too. 


Online Safety for your child.

Please click on the link below to access advice on how you can keep your child safe online, including a helpful tool to support you in having the right conversations about online safety. Also included on the site are a list of activities that you can do with your child at home. 

Reading skills:

There are question mats and reading skills sheets attached to the bottom for any learning surrounding reading.

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