Year 3 Curriculum Notes Autumn Term

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to another year at Little Sutton Primary School.  We hope you enjoyed the summer holidays and we look forward to working with you and your child this year. 

These curriculum notes are intended to give you an idea of the topics your child will be studying during the Autumn 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 Autumn term.



Partition 3 digit numbers into multiples of 100, 10 & 1 in different ways.

Derive & recall all addition & subtraction facts for each number to 20, sums & differences of multiples of 10 & number pairs that total 100.

Add or subtract mentally combinations of 1 digit & 2 digit numbers.

Recall and use of multiplication and division facts. Problem solving.


Stone Age Boy – Talk for Writing portal story narrative.

Poetry – influence of Winter. Shape poetry.

Visual literacy – clips from The Croods. Creating a diary entry to record events.

Explanation instructional methods based on science unit (plants).

Non-Fiction – Information books on topics of interest, non-chronological reports, thesauruses and dictionaries.

Spelling Punctuation and Grammar:

Paragraphs, headings and sub-headings

Introduction of speech marks to punctuate direct speech.


Plants; the life of a plant and planning investigations to further learn about plant growth and structure and the reproductive process.


Researching on the internet and e-safety. Touch typing. Microsoft Teams


The Stone Age: Chronology of the history of early man; looking at sources of evidence;  investigating daily life including housing, cooking, hunting and clothing; weapons and tools.


Stone Age art – drawing, painting and use of materials.

Sculpture – Natural Art influenced by the work of Andy Goldsworthy. Children will be learning about the work of this artist then planning and creating their own Natural Art inspired by him.

Design Technology

Researching, designing and making items with a purpose – Christmas decoration.

Food Technology – designing and making a Christmas biscuit.

PE/games – Tuesday and Wednesday

Gymnastics – devising sequence incorporating aspects of movement. (Tuesday)

Games – Hockey (Wednesday)

Swimming – a separate letter will be sent out closer to the resuming date.


Listening, appraising & composing music from different genres.

Use of rhythm & melody.

Singing and playing the recorder.


Sharing & being generous   Caring                for others, animals and the environment.

Creating unity & harmony Participating                      & being willing to lead

Essential Equipment required

Named Water bottle

PE                               kit.

Book bag for homework sheets reading record and Reading Challenge leaflet & maths games ONLY.  (No other bags are allowed in class)                                                                                                                                          


Year 3 will be given homework on a Monday to be completed for the following week. We suggest a working time of 20 minutes for each activity.  In order to monitor homework we would ask you to sign the diary at the end of every week. This then acts as our contract with you. Please feel free to make any comments in the diary with regards to problems or indeed praise for hard work and then any problems can be dealt with. Homework will be a mixture of English, maths or topic and will include written and practical activities.

Homework in the main will be as follows:-

Monday          Spellings and class times tables tested on Mondays (new words given every week)

Wednesday    Maths Passport test following on-going practice at home 

Reading – children to read at least 3 times a week from a home reader.  Please record in your child’s new reading record book. Try to include reading by our Reading Challenge authors!

Dinner Trips/ Clubs money etc

Dinner Money is £12.00 per week and should be paid for on ParentPay. Details for trips and clubs etc are sent out separately but will generally be paid for through ParentPay unless otherwise specified.  If you do not have access to ParentPay yet please ask for details at the office, or you may send correct amount by cheque or cash in a named envelope. 


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

Class information 

Could children please have all their clothes and equipment named.

Children with long hair must wear it tied back for PE.

We recommend that children with earrings take them out for PE days if possible. If not, we will provide tape for them in school.

Could children who wear glasses have a case to put their glasses in when not in use.

Any valuables should be left at home.

On a Tuesday 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.

Please encourage your children to leave their toys at home.

Many thanks for your continued support throughout this year. 

Mrs Byrne & Mr Smith