Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Year 3 Curriculum Map 2023-24

Year 3 Class Teachers

Year 3 Teaching Team

Specialist Teachers

29th November 2023


Dear parents and carers,


There are just over two more weeks left of term but Cornwall are showing no signs of slowing down!


Yesterday we were all in for a treat when the children performed in their guitar recital.

It was incredible to see how Cornwall have flourished in their music lessons, despite only learning the guitar for a short time. They really enjoyed showcasing their talents and we were delighted that so many of you were able to share in their learning.


In English this week we have been revisiting the rules of direct speech and writing dialogues between Ug and his parents. The children have also been working hard to replace ‘said’ with more interesting synonyms and this can be clearly seen in their written work.


In Maths we have continued with our learning of the multiplication tables – focusing on the fours. Please try and encourage your child to practise their multiplication tables through Rockstars. If there are any log-in problems, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. As well as our usual lessons, we have also been rehearsing for our Year3/4 Nativity. Thank you to all those of you who have brought in the costumes. Please can these be in school by the end of this week, with your child’s name clearly labelled.


Have a wonderful week.


Mrs Britton and Mrs Nash

Home Learning Term 2 Week 5




In Year 3, the year spelling is set into two groups: red and blue. We will have a weekly test the following Wednesday. Here are the spelling words for next week for each group:


Red (taught by Mrs McGinley): 


Red spellings:

The j sound is always spelt j before a,o,u:



The j sound is often spelt before e, i or y:



The j sound is spelt ge at the end of words:



The j sound is often spelt dge at the end of a word after the short vowel sounds a,e,i,o,u:



Topic words:




Blue (taught  by either Dr Wilson or Mrs Nash):


Blue spellings - prefixes -in, -dis, -mis, -un














Also attached is a list of the 100 most common words that your child is expected to know how to spell by the end of Year 4 (please see attachment).




Times Tables Rockstars! 

To keep practising the multiplication taught in class, and challenging yourself to keep the ones you already know fresh, don’t forget to log into your Times Tables Rockstars account.


Challenge yourself to beat your score, build your knowledge and watch your confidence sore, as you become a Rockstar!

Please ask your class teacher if you need replacement log in details.



Children should bring their Accelerated Reading Book to and from school each day. When they have finished reading, children are asked to complete a quiz before changing their book. 

We recommend children in Year 3 read for at least 20 minutes a day.  Parents please log your child's reading on the BOOM reader Parent Portal or by using the BOOM reader parent app on your tablet/mobile no more than once a week.


Please note: pupil login details have changed slightly due to an upgrade that has taken place on the Accelerated Reader platform. Pupil login details (user name and password) should now be enter in all lower case (no capital letters at all). These login details are used each time your child quizzes a school reading book which carries an accelerated reading quiz code.