Miss H Anderson 


Mrs S Wright

Teaching Assistant 

Mrs R Hignett

Teaching Assistant


Welcome to Year 3!

Miss Anderson, Mrs Wright and Mrs Hignett are excited to welcome our new Year 3 children to Chestnut class in September! We are looking forward to building positive partnerships with both parents and children, and to provide fun, exciting learning experiences in our classroom!

Year 3 Curriculum 2022-23

Please find below the curriculum overview for this year, which will provide you with an overview of what your child will be learning in school. This will allow you to support your child at home and to gain a greater understanding to the work they will be undertaking.

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2022-2023 OVERVIEW

A1 curriculum flyer 

S1 curriculum flyer


Homework for the week will be posted on google classroom on a Friday.

Weekly homework:

  • Read 5 times – Strive for Five! This can be achieved through reading the school book that they bring home or reading other texts that they have access to at home. Please ensure that you write all reads into the reading log and send these to school daily. 
  • SpellingsThe children will be bringing home new spellings to learn each week using the ‘look,cover,write and check’ method.


Water Bottles – Every child should bring a water bottle to school each day and take this home to be cleaned each afternoon.

PE – This half term, PE will be on Wednesday. On Wednesday, your child should come to school in their white PE t-shirt, their school jumper/cardigan and either plain black leggings or plain black jogging bottoms (these can be purchased from local supermarkets and should not be branded). They may come in their red shorts if the weather is warm.

Twitter – Please follow us on Twitter @TheOaksCPChnut to get frequent updates about what we have been up to in class. 


If you have any questions, feel free to make an appointment or email us directly. 

Miss H Anderson


The Foundation Subjects in Year 3


Some children will access daily phonics sessions using Read Write Inc (RWI). Children who don’t access RWI will have reading, handwriting and spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons. This will consolidate learning that takes place during the English lesson. 

Read Write Inc – Parent guide

Read Write Inc – How to say the sounds.

Children will continue to access daily, whole class, reading lessons through Steps to Read. In these lessons, all aspects of word reading and comprehension are modelled, practiced and used through accessing high-quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts.

All children will also have access to Accelerated Reader, an online learning platform which supports their reading comprehension. 


English lessons will be structured around a vehicle text, which changes each half term. The vehicle texts comprehensively link with the National Curriculum objectives that are taught in Year 3. Using these exciting, high quality texts, encourages children to engage in a variety of book talk activities, vocabulary and grammar learning, and scaffolds them in innovating, planning and writing their own fiction and non fiction texts. 


Daily maths lessons will have number at their heart and will provide plenty of opportunities for reasoning and problem solving. Each lesson begins with Rapid Recall – in which children answer 5 questions, based on previous learning. Recapping prior learning in this way helps children to understand maths concepts better and get to the answer faster. During maths lessons, new concepts will be introduced and scaffolded using concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches. As a class, we will continue to use a mastery approach, embedding maths concepts, in order to ensure that every child develops a deep understanding of maths. 

For parents math guidance, please click here to be redirected to a page on the school website.


Weekly science lessons provide the foundations for understanding the world. Throughout Year 3 children will be taught essential aspects of the knowledge, methods, processes and uses of science. Children will be encouraged to understand how science can be used to explain what is occurring, to predict how things will behave, and to analyse causes. During lessons, children will work scientifically, as they set up simple comparative tests, make careful observations, record and evaluate their findings.