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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 3

Welcome to Year Three!

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Welcome to Year Three!

Miss Brownbill and Miss Parkinson 

Autumn Term



Our Learning Challenge for the first half of the Autumn term is

Who First Lived in Britain?’

After our half term holiday, in Autumn term two, our Leaning Challenge will ask the question…

‘What makes the Earth Angry?





Religious Education

Domestic Church - Family 




Autumn 1

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura-

Narrative Adventure genre.

Performance Poetry (National Poetry Day)

Non Chronological Reports- The Stone Age


Autumn 2

Historical Narrative unit


Escape from Pompeii- Christina Ballit.

Non Chronological Reports – Volcanoes

Shape Poems – Fire.

Class Novel and Author studies – Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.

Ug: Boy genius of the Stone Age and his Search for Soft Trousers by Raymond Briggs.



Number – Place Value

Within this unit, children will be taught to understand Hundreds and Represent numbers to 1,000

Understand the value of 100s, 10s and 1s

Be taught how to use a Number line to 1,000

Find 1, 10, 100 more or less than a given number

Compare objects to 1,000

Compare numbers to 1,000

Order numbers

Count in 50s

Number – Addition and Subtraction

Number – Multiplication and Division



Autumn 1

Rocks and Soil

Children will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties

Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Forces and Magnets

Children will compare how things move on different surfaces

Notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

Autumn 2


Children will identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal


Art and Design


The children will be making a ‘Sgraffitto’ plate which depicts the image of a Stone Age animal

They will create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials

Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history


Design Technology

Making a Stone Age Tool

Breath of study: Stiff and Flexible Sheet Materials

Children will use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design



Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

Children will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

Use the 8 points of a compass, 4 and 6-figure grid references, symbols and key (to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods



Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

The children will be exploring the question ‘When do you think it was better to live - Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?’



Autumn 1

Get Blogging

Children will explore -Email, Social Media, Texting, Phone, Blogging, Instant Messaging, Skype, Facetime

Autumn 2

We are publishers

Children will create an eBook retelling the story of a famous book including illustrations that they will create themselves using Brushes



Autumn 1

Swimming and Water Safety

Children will swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Autumn 2


Children will be taught to consolidate and improve the quality of their actions, body shapes and balances and their ability to link phrases of movement

To improve their ability to select appropriate actions and use simple compositional ideas

To know the importance of suppleness and strength

To describe and evaluate the effectiveness and quality of a performance



Autumn 1

Unit: Benjamin Britten- There was a Monkey

Style: Britten (western classical), R&B, Reggae

Weekly recorder tuition (Provided by Sefton Music Service).

Autumn 2

Christmas Nativity



Autumn 1

Self, Family and friends

Children will learn to talk about themselves, their name, age, where they live

Autumn 2

Describe their pets and name animals


Homework will be given out each Friday afternoon and should be returned before the following Wednesday


Please feel free to come and speak to me if you have any questions, or would like any more information smiley  

                                        Miss Brownbill 





Our first recorder session

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Journey in Love

Y3 picking berries to squash into Stone Age style paint!

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  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.