Year 3 (Maple, Cedar, Beech & Lime)


Year 3 will continue to use the Power of Reading programme. Our text this term will be ‘Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf’ by David Almond. We will use this text to study genres including;

– Biographies about the author David Almond

– Non – chronological reports.

In reading we will continue with the Accelerated Reader programme so it would be great if you could continue use to support your child with their reading at home. 


In Maths we will be covering the following topics
– Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

– Properties of  shapes

– Measurement including mass and capacity.

In order to support your child in their maths work please continue to use the ‘My Maths’ website where they can complete homework and recap work from their lessons. 


In the summer term our science topic will be ‘Forces’. We will cover areas such as
– What a force is.

– Observe how things move on different surfaces.

– Magnets and objects that are attracted to them and repelled by them.

Below are some websites that might help support this topic.


In RE this term we will focus on Christianity, Islam and Hinduism and look at the key question
KS2 Science Forces and motion learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers.


– What makes some books sacred and what influence do sacred books have on believers’ lives (emphasis on the Bible and the Qur’an)?


Our topic will be Predator. As part of this topic we will be looking. We will cover the following subjects:

– Science looking at predatory animals and plants and food chains

– DT, using different materials to create collages.

– Art, making 3D models of the different animals we are studying.


At home you could discuss the work with your child and use some of the websites to research and learn about the topics together.
Find amazing facts about animals, science, history and geography, along with fun competitions, games and more. Visit National Geographic Kids today!
A video documentary of a hyena scavenging the remains of a lion kill. Small Predator and Scavenger Q&A. Question: Do small predators and scavengers help humans?. Answer: Sometimes they eat livestock, garbage or garden vegetables, but they also eat mice and other rodents that carry disease and eat our food.Small predators are usually helpful.