St Luke's C.E. Primary School

St Luke's C.E. Primary School

'For with God nothing shall be impossible' Luke 1:37

Langport Avenue, Longsight, Manchester, M12 4NG

0161 273 3648

Year 3

3K - Mr Kennedy

3Y Mr Khan

Mrs Duffy

The Year 3 Curriculum is attached below with our Curriculum Maps to help you navigate through the Summer Term along with our Long Term Plan which will help you see what your children will be learning throughout the year.

Remember, at any point where you need any guidance from either Mr Kennedy or Mr Khan, please message via the online platform of Class Dojo or ring the school and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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This term, we are enjoying fictional recounts in the form of diary entries. This will lead us to develop an understanding of the differences and similarities between formal and informal language. 


Additionally, we will study in which contexts formal and informal language are used. For example, a letter to your MP vs postcard to your friend. 


This year, one of our main priorities is reading. Our Class Reads take place at the end of the school day. We will listen to a variety of authors and this term, will focus on Roald Dahl. We will use his books in our guided reading sessions, where we will work together to understand the text using our comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and memory skills.

Year 3 will start the term by focusing on place value. This will give the children an essential foundation on which to build all their mathematic skills throughout the year. Understanding the relationship between ones, tens and hundreds is a prerequisite of arithmetic which we will work on this year.

Children will have a weekly lesson targeting their reasoning skills. Reasoning in Numeracy is the "process of applying logical and critical thinking to a mathematical problem in order to work out the correct strategy to use (and as importantly, not to use) in reaching a solution".


It is important for your child to continue practicing their times tables at home using the learning platform Times Table Rockstars, which will help them understand their tables through multiplying and dividing. Please encourage children to engage daily for a minimum of 10 minutes.

In our Science unit the children will be learning about Plants. They will learn all about the features of a plant and how their functions are different dependent on the area they are from. We will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate the different reasons plants are important for humans and animals. Children will also be looking into the importance of why plants have different job roles within their environment. Work will be conducted in a hands on way with a range of experiments. They will develop their scientific enquiry skills, making observations, predictions and conclusions.

This term, the children will continue to learn about coding, they’ll learn to write simple programs to make objects on a screen obey their commands. The main focus for their studies will be focused around spreadsheets and data analysis.

This will be done through the Purple Mash learning platform, which your child can access outside of school on most devices using their username and password. We recommend that children do this to gain extra practice and familiarity with the applications we’re using.

This year the children are going to be finding out about early Britain, and we’ll be starting by learning about life, culture, technology and developments in the Stone Age, moving on to the Iron Age later in the year.

In Geography we are going to be focusing on 'Megacities!' The classes will be able to discover all about what a megacity is and how they can look different around the world. Additionally, we can compare and contrast the different megacities but understand the positives and negatives of being a megacity . This is something they will find interesting and we will use different research techniques to allow them to investigate further about this new terminology.

This term in art we are going to be studying Vincent van Gough and his unique brushwork style. One of his most popular works, The Sunflower, will be the focus of our final piece.


Both classes will have PE twice a week (indoor PE or outdoor games). It’s essential that your child always has their kit in school, and we recommend leaving it on the premises – only taking it home during the half-term breaks for cleaning. It’s also important that your child has the correct St. Luke’s kit: a plain white t-shirt, black shorts or knee-length leggings and pumps or trainers.

Literacy and Numeracy homework will be given out each Friday. Please make sure that it is completed and returned to school on the following Monday. In addition to this, children will have weekly spellings which must be learnt for a test the following week.

Please read at home daily with your child (for about 15-20 minutes each night) and sign their reading record.

All children have a Times Table Rockstars account, and should practice daily.


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