Summer Term 2023 in Year 3

Welcome to the final term of year 3, we have a busy and action-packed term ahead!

PE lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should be black shorts, pumps and a plain white t shirt or Corrie PE top.


Please find below what we will be learning about:

Autumn 1


In maths we will continue using Power Maths and will start the term by focusing on fractions before looking at time. Please practise telling the time as much as possible with your child at home. We will then learn about angles and properties of shapes before moving onto mass and capacity.


In English, we will start the term by looking at Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit, which tells the true story of the volcanic eruption in Pompeii in 79AD. Children will look at writing descriptive recounts of the volcano erupting before writing their own newspaper reports about the eruption. We will then look at The Tear Thief by Carol-Ann Duffy about a thief who each night collects the tears of children who cry. We will use this story as inspiration to write a persuasive poster and a letter of explanation. We will continue to embed year 3 SPaG throughout all of our writing.

Topic: Extreme Earth

Our geography topic this term is Extreme Earth. We will look at the structure of the Earth and will be investigating what causes volcanoes and earthquakes. We will then look at the impact of a natural disaster and what to do during a natural disaster. We will learn about other extreme weather such as tornadoes and tsunamis and identify patterns in weather around the world.


Science: Plants and Rocks and Soils

We will continue learning about what plants need and the functions of all the different parts of the plant. We will explore what plants need to grow well. We will learn about the function of all the components of plants. We will grow our own bean seed. We will take part in many practical experiments.

We will then move on to learning about Rocks and soils. The children will recognise that below the surface of Earth is rock which they may not be able to see. They will understand that over time rocks have been broken down to form smaller rocks, pebbles, stones and eventually soils. They will recognise that there are different rocks and different soils which have different properties and appearances. Children will identify, name and describe different rocks. They will compare and group different rocks and soils based on appearance and properties.


PHSE: JIGSAW: Relationships and Changing Me

The children will learn how babies grow, outside and inside body changes, family stereotypes and look ahead to next year in school and further as they grow up.

RE: What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

In RE the children will learn more about the Hindu faith and the different beliefs and traditions. We will then look at what it means for people being a Hindu in modern Britain.

PE: Tennis, Athletics, hockey, cricket, football

In PE the children will learn about aspects of the above areas, improving their techniques and skills in these sports.

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service. The children will have the most exciting opportunity to play with the Halle orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall in early July.

Computing: The children will learn about Branching databases and programming with Scratch.

MFL: French

We will complete our work on colours then move onto months and the date, then look at The Very Hungry Caterpillar story in French. After that we will look at the topics of My Family and On the Farm.




Every term the children will receive a ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to admin@corrie.tameside.sch FAO Mrs Lynch or Mrs Hall or send it to the Year 3 email address, alternatively you could sent it to us through Google Classroom.


The children will also be set a piece of maths work, linked to their work in class that week and a spelling activity.


Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your child’s homework too. Children should read at least twice week and have their book signed by an adult. Please record the page numbers and the date. Reading books will be checked every Wednesday for the assertive mentoring charts. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given. Your child should have their reading book in school every day as we often have further opportunities to read.

Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

Remember TTRockstars is part of your child’s homework. This term the children have a challenge to reach 1000 points by the end of the first half term. If they manage to achieve this target we will have a special reward session.



REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW. If your homework is not completed you will receive RED for that week.




You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples


Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading diary to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please ensure your school water bottle is in school every day.

All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.


We are really looking forward to this busy final term with you in year 3.

Mrs Lynch and Mrs Hall

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