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

Thursday 22nd February 2024


Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope that you all had a good half-term break, and it was lovely to see the children and their smiles back to Sussex 3 on Monday morning. We have started a new book in English which looks very exciting: 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre. This week, we have read a few chapters, written a character description of Oliver, the main character, revised the four sentence types and learnt how to summarise information in note form. In Maths, we have begun a new unit on fractions and we have learnt the difference between a unit fraction and a non-unit fraction. We have looked at different types of volcanoes in Geography, and in Art & DT, we are beginning a new, exciting project on greenhouses, in which we will be building our own mini-greenhouses and using them to grow tomato seeds!


A couple of notices: as you will have read on the ParentMail, Thursdays are Forest School for Sussex 3. In this, please can the children wear warm, waterproof clothes and suitable footwear and bring their school clothes in a bag to change into. Due to Forest School, we will be having one P.E. lesson a week: this being on a Monday. Please can the children ensure that they have full P.E. kit in school on a Monday morning: thank you.


Advance notice: Thursday 7th March is World Book Day - we will be sharing more information on this next week, but you may want to think about your child's favourite book/character and about whether they would like to dress up as that character! It is going to be a fun-filled day!


Have a lovely weekend!


Dr Wilson and Ms Sham

Home Learning - Term 4:




In Year 3, the children are set for spelling in two separate groups: red and blue. Here are the spelling words for next week for each group. Our spelling test (for each group) will be on Thursdays:


Red Words: Adding the suffixes -er or -est

 If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a,e,i,o,u) + a consonant, double the consonant before adding -er or -est:











Topic Words:




Blue Words: Suffix - ian and revision of -tion











Topic Words:






In addition, please find some information to support your child at home with their spellings:


Also attached is the 100 most common words that your child is expected to know by the end of Year 3 (please see below).



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.

Boom Reader:


Children should bring their Accelerated Reading Book to and from school and home each day.  Children are asked to change their book when it is finished using the guidance and support provided by the teaching team within the class.  


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. Instructions on how to log on to Boom Reader have been sent home in your child's bag.  Please ask if you have any questions.




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.

Fun Maths: simple fractions


Draw a pizza and represent how you would show the following unit fractions:


1/2 (one half)

1/3 (one third)

1/4 (one quarter)


And these non-unit fractions:


2/3 (two thirds)

2/4 (two quarters)


What do you notice about half a pizza and 2 quarters of a pizza?