Ebor Gardens Primary Academy

Year 3

Curriculum Information – Summer Term 2


Our focus for English this half-term will be narratives which will help us to practise using expanded noun phrases, conjunctions and fronted adverbials. We will be reading ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl and writing our own stories based on the book. We will also be practising a wide range of punctuation which children should now be using in their work.


Over the next half-term, the children will be learning about different types of line; for example; parallel and perpendicular and finding out how they are used in real life. We will be revising telling the time. Please encourage your child to practise telling the time at home as this is an important life skill. We also revisiting formal written calculations (+, -, X and ÷). In preparation for year 4, we will start to practise all the times tables up to 12 x 12.

Topic (Science)

This half-term, our topic is ‘Let’s Plant It’.  We will be finding out about the plants in our environment and looking at soil and rocks. During this topic, we will be applying our knowledge and skills:


In RE topic will be ‘What Do Christians Believe About A Good Life?’


During this half term, year 3 will look at how we change and grow as we get older.


Both Year 3 classes have outdoor PE on Tuesdays and indoor PE on Thursdays.

If your children wear small stud earrings for school, please ensure they are removed before school on PE days. PE kit must be in school on these days.


Homework will be reading, spelling and times table practise which children should be practising daily.

Continuing reading – It is vital that children in Year 3 continue to read at home regularly. Reading books should be taken home from school and changed on a regular basis. Their planners must be signed by an adult and returned to school on Mondays.

Important Dates/Events

Tuesday 18th June: Picnic In The Park

Learning in Action: Tuesday 18th June at 2:30pm  – Join and take part in your child’s learning in their classroom.

What do we need?

If you have any queries, with regard to your children’s learning or well-being, do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.


Mrs Hagan and Mrs Wiley

Year 3 Teachers