St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Year Three

Welcome to our Year 3 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y3 Long term plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework project for this half term and any other relevant information. 


Long Term Plan

Below is the plan showing the topics taught through the year. Please see the curriculum subject pages for more information regarding the topics. 

Termly Class Newsletter

Below is the relevant information that you will need for this term. If you have any further questions please see the class teacher.

Termly Homework Project

Alongside weekly class homework, a termly homework project will be set to support classroom learning. Below is this half terms project. 

Phonics and Reading

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.  Fast track tutoring will be used as an intervention when required to support early reading and writing. 
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2. 

We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home two books which are  matched to their reading level from RWI and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.


In Key Stage 2 the reading schemes used are Oxford Ready Tree Treetops and Literacy World.  Children also visit the school library each week and take a book home to enjoy with an adult. 

If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Year Three News & Gallery


Year 3 have enjoyed using their orienteering skills during Maths lessons.  They worked together using a map of the school to find the questions at each location and solve the problems.  


The children have been learning about the Artist Alexander Calder. They practised using pipe cleaners to sculpt simple animals and then designed their own stone age animal and then used wire to sculpt it. 


In DT the children designed and made their own moving monster using a pneumatic system.  They had lots of fun!


Stone Age workshop. 
The children looked at different animal skins and bones, they created their own cave painting using slate and chalk, they made their own arrows and took part in archery.  Everyone had a fantastic day!


The children investigated different types of soils to find out which one absorbed the most water. They found out the Peat soil was the most absorbent.  


Year 3 have been looking at work from the artist Bridget Riley and using her work to explore different ways of representing her artwork using different materials. 


The children took part in a science experiment exploring shadows. They investigated transparent, translucent and opaque objects to see which formed shadows. The children discovered that opaque objects formed a shadow as the light was being blocked. 


Maths - The children have been adding and subtracting using money and finding change from a set amount.