Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


Year 3 Curriculum Map 2023-24

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A Typical Week in Sussex 3 Class

Thursday 28th September 2023:


Dear Parents and Carers,


I hope that you all had a good weekend.


Well, we have had another exciting week in Sussex 3. In English, we have continued with our term book, 'Quill Soup' by Alan Durant; using this to look at imperative verbs. We have written a recipe for vegetable soup as well as a letter to Warthog, one of the main characters, giving him advice on how to share his food! We have also predicted how the story might end, and written a summary of what we have read so far, in only 30 words!


In Maths, we have learnt about adding and subtracting 1s, 10s and 100s. In Geography, we have explored four-reference grid numbers, whilst in Science, we have looked at the changing diet of the common frog and the idea that food supplies and varieties are seasonal. In P.E., we have played handball whilst practising our hand passes. And I am pleased to announce that the children's Christmas cards (now finished!) look fabulous, but you'll have to wait until December to see those!


Thank you for all of your support; if you have any questions, please let me know.


Have a lovely weekend,


Dr Wilson and Ms Sham

Home Learning - Term 1:




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 (taught by Mrs McGinley): 


We can add -y to many root words to make adjectives.

For some words we double the final consonant before adding -y









Science Topic Words:




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










Science 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).



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.

Multiplication Tables:


The multiplication table that we are currently working on is 5:


Please find a link below to a song to help your child learn this multiplication table:


Five Times Table Song | Numberblocks | CBeebies - YouTube