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.

Half Termly Homework Project

Alongside weekly class homework, a half 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 a book which is closely matched to their reading level from Oxford Reading Tree, Project X or Floppy Phonics 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 3 Long Term Memory study 

Year Three News & Gallery


Y3 have been thinking about Online Safety in their Computing lesson. They were deciding if emails are phishing for personal information or if they are reliable. They played a game on to help assess emails carefully. Cybergamesuk is a website designed and created by the National Crime Agency to support pupils in schools.

At the end of last term, Year 3 had a wonderful visit from Mr B and Mr T to teach us all about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We learned lots of interesting facts about the people of prehistoric Britain, got to explore some real and replica artifacts and got to pretend to be archaeologists. We even had a go at spear throwing. 
Patrick - "My favourite part of the day was getting to throw the spears." 
Carly - "I really enjoyed getting to dress up as a cavewoman."
Leo - "I got to have a go to striking two pieces of flint. It was so much fun." 


In Science, Year 3 has been learning about Forces and Magnets. They conducted an experiment to find how much force was needed to move an object over different surfaces. They used newton metres to measure the force and concluded that less force was required to move an object across a smooth surface compared with a rough surface. 


For our DT unit this term, Year 3 created some moving monsters. They followed a design criteria in order to design and make their own toy monsters. In order for their monsters to work, they had to research and make a pneumatic system using a syringe, some plastic tubing and a balloon. 


Year 3 have been exploring the work of Alexander Calder in Art and have designed their own sculpture of a Stone Age animal. We then used wire to mould and sculpt our design. 


This term, Year 3 have been doing gymnastics in PE. Each week, they have been learning different balances and working up to creating a group sequence, to perform a routine. They then evaluated each others routines, talking about what they enjoyed and how they thought each group could improve. 


At the start of this term, our Come and See unit was all about Journeys. Year 3 explored how Christians go on a journey throughout the year, following the life of Jesus. We discussed how we go on a journey though prayer and learnt all about the Rosary. We even had a go at saying a decade of the Rosary.