Willow - Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 at Christ Church School.  Here is some information for the class.

Teaching Staff

Class Teachers:

Miss L Woods

Favourite book: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

Support Staff:

Miss K Mills-McKenzie

Mrs K Coley


English – daily

Maths – daily

Outdoor Learning – Tuesday

PE – Friday

Swimming – Monday


Homework is handed out on Friday and returned Monday.



Autumn 1

Geography: What makes the Earth angry?

Science: What do rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed?

RE: What does it mean to be a Jew?

Art: How can we string together a printed picture?

Music: What was that composer thinking?


Reading: Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

Writing: Narrative and non-chronological reports.


  • How do the spellings of verbs alter when ing is added?
  • How do you use the spelling pattern le

Maths: Can you recall and use your 2, 5, 9 and 10 times tables?

PE: Dance

Autumn 2

History: How did the Victorian period help to shape the Battersea we know today?

Science: How do rocks and stones help us in the garden?

RE: How does Advent show us Christmas is coming? What are Jesus’ new commandments?


Reading: Fox by Margaret Wild

Writing: Narrative


  • How do you spell common prefixes?
  • How do you generate new words from root words?

Maths: Can you recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables?

PE: Gymnastics


Spring 1

History: Who first lived in Britain?

Science: How did that blossom become an apple?

RE: How well do you know the Bible?

Music: How musical is our playground?


Reading: Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

Writing: Instructions


  • How do words change when ‘er’ and ‘est’ are added?
  • How do words change when ‘y’ is added?
  • What are the basic rules for changing the spelling of nouns when ‘s’ is added?
  • How can we learn to spell and read words with silent letters, e.g. knee, gnat, wrinkle?

Maths: Can you recall and use your 6 and 7 times tables?

PE: Swimming and games

Spring 2

Science: How far can you throw your shadow?

RE: What makes a Christian?  Who are the Easter people?

Art: What’s that coming over the hill?

Music: Singing Project


Reading: The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

Writing: Poetry, playwrighting, persuasive writing


  • How do you generate compound words, e.g. playground, airport, shoelace, underneath, and to use this knowledge to support our spelling?
  • What are the common suffixes and how these influence word meanings, e.g. ‘ly’, ‘ful’, ‘less’?
  • To use their knowledge of suffixes to generate new words from root words, e.g. proud/proudly, hope/hopeful/hopeless
  • How do you use the apostrophe to spell shortened forms of words, e.g. don’t, can’t?

Maths: Can you recall and use the 11 and 12 times tables?

PE: Swimming and Games


Summer 1

History: Why has Greece always been in the news?

Science: Are you attractive enough?

RE: Who was Jesus?

Music: What is a melody?


Reading: The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

Writing: News reports


  • Can we identify short words within longer words as an aid to spelling?
  • Can we recognise and spell the prefixes mis, non, ex, co, anti?
  • Can we generate new words from root words, e.g. lead/mislead, sense/nonsense, and to understand how they give clues to meaning, e.g. extend, export, explode; mislead, mistake, misplace?

Maths: Can you recite your times tables from 2-12?

PE: Swimming and Athletics

Summer 2

Geography: Why do so many people choose to go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?

Science: How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?

RE: What are the five pillars of Islam and why are they important?

Art: Could we be book illustrators?


Reading: Greek myths and legends

Writing: Narrative, and comparative reports


  • Can we use the apostrophe to spell further contracted forms of words, e.g. couldn’t?
  • Which homonyms have the same spelling but multiple meanings?

PE: Swimming and Athletics

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