Welcome to Year 3


From Year 3 to Year 6 pupils follow a topic based curriculum which incorporates all National Curriculum subjects. Core texts and topic books (e.g. books related to the Romans) are used in reading and writing lessons. Generally maths is taught discretely.
Maths is taught through 'Power Maths’, a programme which supports a teaching for mastery approach. Lessons and activities are designed to be taught using problem-solving approaches to encourage pupils’ higher-level thinking. The focus is on working with pupils’ core competencies, building on what they know to develop their relational understanding.
Writing is taught through a range of exciting stimuli which includes books, film clips, artefacts, and real life experiences. We strive to equip children to develop a rich vocabulary which can help them bring their writing to life. Basic skills and non - negotiables underpin writing in all areas of the curriculum. Teachers model the writing process and demonstrate the ambitious high standards expected of all children.

Useful Resources

Below are some information sheets for parents and carers outlining English and maths expectations for each year group.

Home Learning Apps


Year 3 Blog Posts


Year 3 Stone Age

Year 3 had fun creating these amazing Stone Age fact files this week. They were able to include pieces of work from writing, DT, art and history to produce a brilliant final piece. We are very proud of their efforts and the children enjoyed taking them home to share with their families.

Year 3 Cave Art

Year 3 explored different cave paintings and had a go at replicating some using chalk pastels this afternoon. Have a look at their creative designs!

Music Trip

Some children enjoyed a music recital at Norwich Cathedral this afternoon. They enjoyed hearing the piano, a cello and a vocalist. They represented our school well and we are very proud of them.

Year 3 Art

Year 3 enjoyed decorating their papier mache bowls inspired by Yayoi Kusama today. They used polka dots and thought carefully about colour schemes. They are excited to reveal their final designs in their show and share assembly next week!

Year 3 Science

Year 3 began their rock unit in Science today. They learnt about the different types of rock. They enjoyed comparing and grouping rocks based on their appearance and got to use the microscopes to look very closely!

Year 3 Art

Year 3 had a brilliant time exploring Yayoi Kusama today. They created their own art inspired by her.

Year 3 computing

This afternoon, Year 3 created their own tree diagrams as part of their computing unit. They thought about yes/no questions and showed real grit and determination.

Year 3 non-chronological reports

Year 3 are very proud of their amazing non-chronological reports. They were able to share them with year 2 and even take a copy home. They have worked incredibly hard, showing off all of their amazing Ancient Egyptian knowledge.

Year 3 Egyptian Trip

Year 3 went on a brilliant trip to Norwich Castle this week. They consolidated and deepened their learning on the Ancient Egyptians. All children represented the school well and were safe, ready and respectful. The Year 3 team were very proud of everyone!

Year 3 Music

Year 3 have been exploring different musical notes and vocabulary this term. They even had a go at writing their own this week. They now know what a crotchet, minim and quaver is and are working hard on remembering the note values too. As part of computing, year 3 were able to code and create their own bands on scratch! What a musical week!