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St Mary's Farnham Royal Church of England Primary School

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Thank you for visiting our section of the Website.  Here you can get a taste of all the exciting learning that is happening in our Year Group. 


  Year 3 Staff 

  Miss C Moore        Mrs S Sliski 


 We have a wonderful team of adults who work incredibly hard to provide the children with an exciting, stimulating and fun experience in Yr 3.  The change from KS1 to KS2 is very important and we work hard to establish learning habits into the children that will serve them well throughout the rest of KS2 and beyond.  We encourage the children to begin to develop independent learning skills too through a variety of different home-learning tasks.  


The support of parents is vital to our work at SMFR and we value any input parents, children or other stake-holders would be willing to share with us.  Please feel free to come and talk to any of the Yr 3 team about any issues or ideas you may have.  


  Below is a table detailing what topics we will be focusing on over the year. 






Detailed Description, News Reports, Diary entries, handwriting and SPaG. 

Detailed Descriptions, 

News Reports, Poetry, Adventure Stories, Persuasive letters and SPaG 

Detailed Descriptions, Pebble in my Pocket, Discursive/Argument texts, Explanation texts, Persuasive leaflets, Poetry and SPaG 


The 4 operations, fractions, times tables, 2D/3D shape, Statistics and measures. 

Number- Multiplication and Division, Measurement-Money, Measurement-Length and Perimeter, Number-Fractions 

Number – fractions 

Measurement:  Time 

Geometry – Properties of Shapes 

Measurement:  Mass and Capacity 


Italy and the Romans 

Location, Location (Maps) 

Ancient Greece 


Forces and magnets 

Animals (including Humans), Plants 

Rocks and Soils, Light and Shadow 


Does taking bread and wine show that someone is Christian? 

Is light a good symbol for celebration? 

Are Jewish children free to choose how they live? 

Does Easter make sense without Passover? 

Does Jesus have authority for everyone? Can made up stories tell the truth? 


Designing and making pizza and Mosaics 

Colours, Bridges 

Natural sculptures. Moving monsters. 


Valuing Difference, Keeping Safe 

Healthy Lifestyle, Feelings and Emotions, Rules, Right and Responsibilities. 

Healthy Relationships, Growing and Changing 


We are Communicators, E-safety 

We are engineers, E-Safety 

Animation, E-Safety 


Football/Skipping Paralympics/Dance, Romans 

Basketball/Gym Hockey/Dance 




Greetings, names and number 

Numbers & Months 

Months and Days 


RnB. Christmas 


Chinese Music 

British Values 

Respect for others, Tolerance of others, Appreciation of law 

Respect for others, Tolerance of others, Appreciation of law 

Mutual respect and tolerance, democracy and the rule of law 


  Homework is sent home on a Thursday and will usually comprise of a piece of Maths or Science and a piece of English or Topic and weekly spellings.  It is handed in on the following Tuesday unless stated on the task.  Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework which involves research or making something and in these cases, more time is given. If there are any problems with Home Learning, please send a note in via the Home/School Communication Book or come and see one me so that I can help! 


Reading at home with your child is one of the most important ways you can support your child’s learning throughout the curriculum.  During the school day, children in Key Stage 2 do not read individually to an adult on a daily basis.  However, it remains vitally important that you read with your child at home and discuss their reading as much as possible.  We will be checking the children’s records to ensure that they are reading at home.  Reading at home does not always have to be the school reading book; it could be a book they have at home, a comic or part of a newspaper. All children have access to and are expected to use the Reading Eggs / Eggspress online reading resource to further their skills and take the burden off of parent reading at home. 


In Key Stage 2, children are also required to provide their own pencil case.  Inside it should include pencils (writing and colouring), a blue/black handwriting pen, pencil sharpener, rubber and ruler.  PE kits should be placed in a named bag.  In Year 3, children are not provided with fruit, and will need to bring in a piece of fruit as a snack for break time if you would like.  A water bottle would be useful so the children can have a drink when needed.  


We would like to thank you for your support throughout the term.  If you have any questions regarding the work we will be covering, we will be pleased to answer them.