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registered office is C/O Biggin Hill Primary School, Biggin Avenue, Bransholme, Hull, United Kingdom HU7 4RL.

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Cavendish Primary School

welcome to Year 3

Year 3 is all about teamwork, striving for excellence and enjoyment. Our school motto is: Respect, Grow, Believe, Achieve. Miss Furniss (PSHRE Lead) and Mrs Marley (Reading and Science Lead), supported by Mrs Warhurst, Mrs Headley, Mrs Shields and Miss Marsden strive to empower and inspire lifelong learners to achieve a better tomorrow.

Key Stage 2 sees a transition into increased expectations and applying the foundations learnt in Key Stage One and developing independence is key. The staff who support this transition are Miss Furniss, Mrs Marley, Mrs Warhurst and Mrs Headley. Their main priority is ensuring the children are happy, settled, engaged and enthused about their learning.

Year 3 Newsletters, Knowledge Organisers & KIRFs Documents

Autumn Term:

Y3 & 4 Autumn Term Curriculum Overview

Y3 Autumn Term - KIRFS

Y3 Autumn Term Knowledge Organiser - Place Value

Y3 Autumn Term Knowledge Organiser - Addition and Subtraction

Spring Term:

Y3 Spring Term - KIRFS

Y3 & 4 Spring Term Curriculum Overview

Y3 Spring Term Knowledge Organiser - Length and Perimeter

Y3 Spring Term Knowledge Organiser - Fractions A

Y3 Spring Term Knowledge Organiser - Mass and Capacity

Summer Term:

Y3 & 4 Summer Term Curriculum Overview

Y3 Summer Term KIRFS

Y3 Summer Term Knowledge Organiser - Fractions B

Y3 Summer Term Knowledge Organiser - Money

Y3 Summer Term Knowledge Organiser - Time 



During our Guided Reading sessions, everyone takes part in whole class reading where we use a challenging text to really engage the children. The children learn reading comprehension skills by learning about our Reading Domain Superheroes. The Superheroes help the children understand and answer questions about what they have read independently or listened to as the teacher read. We encourage the children to read at home by having a reading chart in the classrooms. Reading is an enjoyable experience that opens the mind up to a whole new world of information and possibilities. Reading is one of the key areas that links all of our subjects and understanding.

 Y3 Long Term Plan Reading Spine Spring 2023



In Year 3 we learn to write a variety of genres for fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The writing process can be very challenging so we work very hard to learn and practise the skills we will need for each genre. We also plan and draft our work before writing our final piece. One of the biggest skills we focus on is vocabulary. The more the children read, the better their vocabulary choices will be and the more interesting their writing becomes.

Spelling can be very challenging, which is why we continue to develop our phonics and spelling knowledge from KS1. We set new spellings weekly and encourage the children to practise their spellings every day. We really enjoy using Spelling Shed and the children love practising their spellings on this game so they can earn as many honey pots as they can!




In Year 3, the children continue their Master Maths journey by building on previous knowledge from year 2 in small, manageable steps which help the children develop fluency, reasoning and depth of understanding. Year 3 are introduced to various new written methods and learn 3x, 4x and 8x tables ready for the Year 4 multiplications check where they have to quickly recall facts up to 12x12. To make this as fun as possible, the children play on Times Table Rockstars at home where they can achieve a Rockstar Status to help them learn how to store times table knowledge in their heads in order to answer questions quickly.



In Year 3, children will build on the basic skills of computing which they have learnt so far at Cavendish Primary School. They will learn how to work collaboratively in a responsible and considerate way. They will learn how the internet works and how databases can be useful and find out just what is inside a computer. Children develop their research, word processing skills as they learn how web pages and web sites are created. They showcase their skills as they edit the HTML and CSS of a web page to change the layout of a website. They also explore spreadsheets as they research and store data by designing a weather station that gathers and records data.





We want to create children who are inquisitive and independent and science enables us to do that. Children will work scientifically in almost all lessons:

  • Asking questions
  • Setting up practical enquiries, ensuring fair tests
  • Making observations and drawing conclusions
  • Recording and presenting data

We will cover knowledge acquisition in such areas as:

  • Rocks and soils
  • Forces
  • Animals including humans
  • Light
  • Plants

We build on prior learning and knowledge and link their learning to the real world through STEM days and other activities.

With our hands-on lessons, children are excited by and immersed in this fascinating subject.



wider curriculum


At Cavendish Primary School, our curriculum ensures that children learn about facts and acquire skills linked to specific subject areas. Each new block of lessons starts with a revision session, picking up on the key facts and skills that children should have from prior learning.

 This year we will be covering the following topics in History and Geography:

  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Cities and counties of the UK
  • European countries and cities
  • Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • Romans
  • Anglo Saxons

Educations visits and workshops are a key part of our curriculum and an activity is planned during every term. This might involve a visitor coming into school or a class trip linked to the theme.

We have carefully planned PE sessions, building on core National Curriculum skills and introducing children to games through the skills they have learnt.

We will also continue to build on knowledge learnt in Music, Spanish, Art and D&T, as well as exploring feelings through out coverage of the Jigsaw curriculum. 


parents as partners

We recognise the importance of and value parental involvement in the life of the school. In Year 3, we are therefore committed to establishing and maintaining an effective and purposeful working relationship between the school and home. Parents/Carers are the most important influence in a child’s life. Any educational initiative can only be fully effective if there is partnership between parents, children and providers. We rely on parents to ensure the pupils complete all the homework they are set, to listen to your child read at least four times a week and to engage with the different parental meetings that we offer in Year 3.

By working together, we can make a positive and meaningful difference to the pupils’ education.


end of year expectations

The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year and will be the focus of direct teaching and investigation. Any extra support you can provide in helping your children to achieve these is greatly valued.


  • Compare & order numbers up to 1000.
  • Read & write all numbers to 1000 in digits and words.
  • Find 10 or 100 more/less than a given number.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100.
  • Recall & use multiplication & division facts for 3, 4, 8 tables.
  • Recognise place value of any 3-digit number - HTO
  • Add and subtract:

            - 3-digit numbers and ones/tens/hundreds

            - Numbers with up to 3-digits using written column method.

  • Estimate and use inverse to check (24+6=30 30-6=24)
  • Multiply (x):

            - 2-digit by 1-digit

  • Count up/down in tenths.
  • Compare and order fractions with same denominator ( 1/4 + 2/4 = 3/4)
  • Add and subtract fractions with same denominator with whole ( 1 1/4 + 2 3/4 =4)
  • Tell time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; and using Roman numerals.
  • Tell time to nearest minute.
  • Know number of days in each month and number of seconds in a minute.


  • Use conjunctions (when, so, before, after, while, because).
  • Use adverbs (e.g. then, next, soon, quickly, happily).
  • Use prepositions (e.g. before, after, during, in, because of).
  • Experiment with adjectives to create impact.
  • Correctly use verbs in 1st, 2nd and 3rd person.
  • Use perfect form of verbs to mark relationships of time and cause.
  • Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech “Stop!”
  • Group ideas into basic paragraphs.
  • Write under headings and sub-headings.
  • Write with increasing legibility, consistency and fluency in a cursive joined style.


  • Comment on the way characters relate to one another.
  • Know which words are essential in a sentence to retain meaning.
  • Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions.
  • Recognise how commas are used to give more meaning.
  • Recognise inverted commas “Stop!”
  • Recognise:

        - plurals

        - pronouns and how used (I, he, she etc)

        - collective noun ( pack of cards, bunch of grapes etc)

        - adverbs (quickly, skillfully, then, next)

  • Explain the difference that the precise choice of adjectives and verbs make.