Curriculum Notes Year 3 Summer 2019

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the last term at Little Sutton Primary School for this academic year.  We hope you enjoyed the Easter holiday. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the summer term.  We have also written a reminder with regards to dinner money, medication and equipment needed in school.  Details with regards to homework are also included. 

We hope that these notes will enable you to support your child with the work they are carrying out at school by providing them with opportunities to extend their knowledge of the subjects.  We would also appreciate you supporting them to complete homework to a high standard and return it on time as well as ensuring they have all the equipment they will need.

Below is an overview of all the subjects and topics your child will be covering in the summer term.


To write persuasively.

To explore, perform & write plays. 

Alphabetic texts, directories, encyclopaedias and indices.

Spellings will be taught and tested weekly on Monday.


Times tables will be tested each Monday along with Numeracy Passports on a Wednesday.

Fractions of shape and number.

Place Value – ordering, estimating, locate position of 3-digit nos. and rounding to the nearest 100.

Number problems and mental calculations using addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.

Money problems – making decisions and checking results.

Time – analogue and digital   Shape – angles, symmetry.


Rocks formation and grouping rock types.

Light and exploring shadows.

Independent topic – comparing animals with humans


Data handling             

ESafety and creating an ebook.


Art inspired by Stone Age cave painting, natural art and artists.


The Stone Age


Geographical skills and fieldwork – The eight points of a compass, longitude, latitude


Living in the wider world.


Being open, honest & truthful                         Being courageous & confident

Being hopeful & visionary


Healthy eating


Athletics, rounders and swimming (3SA) – PE kit will be needed on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Friday.

Children will be taking home their PE kit on Fridays to be returned for the following Monday please.  Could parents regularly check that pumps/trainers still fit and that all kit is named.


Mr Jeffries- musical notation, pitch and volume.


Children have set homework every week which they record in their Homework Diaries.  Please could parents remind their children to complete and return homework on time and sign the diaries at the end of each week.  Reading to an adult at least 3x per week is expected in addition to the set homework.  Please could you complete Reading Diaries when you have listened to your child read. Many, many thanks for your support in this area; it is much appreciated.  Homework details, and extra websites linked to topics, can be found on the website. Spellings will be uploaded on spell anywhere (accessed through school website) as an extra practice tool.

Equipment needed

General classroom equipment; pencil, sharpener, rubber, crayons.

P.E kit – house coloured t-shirt, shorts and appropriate footwear.

Book Bag

Water bottle.

Dinner money, trips etc

We ask that you pay for trips and dinner money via ParentPay wherever possible.  If you are unable to do this then please put money in an envelope with your child’s name and the amount enclosed on the front.  


Please ensure that inhalers and/or relevant medicines are in school and in date.  

Class information 

During June all children in Years 1, 3 & 4 will sit tests in English and Maths.  These are not intended to put children under any pressure but are part of our ongoing assessment, which helps us target any individual problems and highlights areas for development.

On a Wednesday afternoon, while the Y3 staff use time for planning, preparation and assessment, the children will enjoy one hour of French and one hour of PE.

Over this half term your child will be asked to work independently on a topic under the theme of the Animals including humans. Guidance as to how to approach this activity has been given in school and is also available on the website. The purpose of this topic work is to provide your child with research skills that will prove very useful as he/she progresses through life. Whilst your support and advice is appreciated and encouraged, please remember that it is important that your child learns from this experience and sometimes making mistakes can be a valuable lesson!   

Dates for your Diary

Sports Day                                                      Friday 28th June

Visit to Cannock Chase-Stone Age                Wednesday/Thursday 5th/6th June

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year. 

Mrs Byrne & Miss Acris