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St John's Catholic

Primary School

Overview - Summer Term

Summer Term


Over halfway through Year 3 already!

Our Year 3 children are showing excellent standards of behaviour and attitude in and outside of the classroom and their knowledge and understanding is improving each day too. Below is a list of topics we will be exploring in the Summer Term.



The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, The Iron Woman by Ted Hughes, The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd


Present perfect tense, nouns, paragraphs, sentence openers


Fractions, Time, 2D and 3D shapes, Volume and capacity


Celebrating Easter and Pentecost, Being a Christian


Parts and function of a plant, investigating plant growth, revision and consolidation, famous scientists


The Roman Invasion of Britain, What the Romans Gave Us




Studying Isambard Kingdom Brunel, building bridges, Cookery – pizza making



Our English work will largely be based around Ted Hughes’ The Iron Man and The Iron Woman up until May half-term. After which we will be reading The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd. Through these texts the children will have the opportunity to write restaurant menus, simile poems, newspaper reports, non-fiction fact files and wanted posters!

Spellings will continue to be sent home on Mondays and tested each following Monday. In class we will continue to look at spelling patterns and a wider range of suffixes and prefixes.


Shape, space and measure will be our primary focus during the final term, with plenty of opportunity to practise arithmetic skills taught during the year. We will learn to read both 12 and 24hr clocks and use number lines to calculate duration of events. We will continue to develop our understanding of the properties of different 2D and 3D shapes.

Times tables and related division facts will continue to be checked in preparation for the Multiplication Check in Year 4.


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