Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Staincliffe C of E Junior School

Respect, Trust, Courage and Joy

Year 3 

Teachers - Mrs Powell, Mrs Ward, Mrs Hardy (Mrs Patel on a Friday).

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Zareef, Mrs Jasat, Mrs Ali.


Below is the Summer term overview - this covers everything that your child will be working on throughout the Summer term in Year 3. 

For the full year overview of all subjects covered across this year group, please click on the link below.

Year 3 Long term plan 2021-2022.


To look back at the work your child covered last term, click on the link for the Year 3 Spring term overview.

Year 3 Spring term overview 2022.




This term, the children will be learning how to measure in grams and kilograms and litres and millilitres using practical resources to cement their understanding. They will be able to recognise and draw right angles in 2D shapes and will understand what it meant by horizontal, vertical and curved lines. They will also embed their previous learning on how to find equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions as well as being confident in finding tenths. Building on their division work, the children will be introduced to the chunking method, allowing them confidently to divide much larger numbers. Towards the end of term, they will revisit reading and writing time, including 12 hour and 24 hour clock as well as working out word problems on duration. Finally, they will have the opportunity to construct and interpret tables, bar charts and pictograms focussing on using the correct scales.


In the first half term they will look at a Greek Myth called Theseus and the Minotaur. The children will write their own myth based on this story. Linked to our guided reading text on Perseus and Medusa the children will write a recount as if they were Perseus going to face the mighty Medusa. The grammar/ punctuation focuses will be on conjunctions, using paragraphs, inverted commas and using different sentence starters. For the non- fiction work in the first half term the children will develop their work on persuasion and using superlatives and persuasive techniques.

In the second half term we will study ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ and write a poem, create a story map, retell a story and write a description. The children will revisit starting sentences in different ways. They will also study ‘Leon and the Place in Between’. They will write a description and a diary entry. For our non – fiction work the children will write a non- chronological report on a country.


Guided Reading

In guided reading we will continue to read a range of texts both fiction and non- fiction including Greek myths, poetry and reports.

The children will continue to focus on VIPERS. These are questions on vocabulary, inference, predictions, explanations, retrieval and summarising.


PE- Physical Education

In the first half term the children will be focusing on our personal skills. The children will try and improve their performances with regular practice. They will focus on balance and agility. In the second half term the children will focus on health and fitness skills. They will know the importance of warming up, cooling down and also how and why their body changes during and after exercise. 



In Summer 1 we are going to be studying light! We are going to be comparing sources of light and whether these are manmade or natural. We will be testing some of these sources and researching how shadows are created. Later we will be investigating how we can change shadows by going outside, we will also be looking at the dangers of the sun’s rays and how to protect our eyes.

In Summer 2 we will be travelling back in time and learning about how fossils are made! We will be looking at some real fossils and will even have a go at making our own! We will study the different kinds of rock types and the processes that they have to go through as well as looking at soil samples to determine their location and type.



The children will make a PowerPoint Presentation. They will learn to add text, images and animations.

In Summer 2, we will be using Purple Mash to learn about branching databases and we will even be making our own! We will also be learning about stimulations…….


PSHE- Personal Social Health Economic Education

In PSHE for the first half term our focus will be ‘Relationships’.  The children will learn about family roles, friendships, keeping themselves safe online, being a good citizen and how to express thanks to their family and friends. In the second half term our focus is on ‘Changing Me’. The children will learn how babies grow, changes to their body, family stereotypes as well as looking forward to their new class. At the end of each unit they will be evaluating their learning process and identifying how they can improve it next time.


RE- Religious Education

In the Summer term we will begin this unit by learning about the importance of the Bible for Christians – what it is and how it helps Christians to live their lives. The children will explore Jesus’ teachings about rules and behaviour in relation to a variety of Bible stories and parables. Throughout the term we will encourage the children to reflect on the influence of Bible stories on individuals and communities. We will be thinking about how they, themselves may be able to relate to each story presented. We will reflect on, analyse and evaluate our own beliefs and what it means to lead a good life. This unit will end with an assessment task to see how well the children can demonstrate their understanding of how Christians use the Bible to lead a good life.



This term, we will studying ‘Violent Volcanoes and Evil Earthquakes.’ We will be answering our big questions- How are volcanoes formed and are all volcanoes dangerous? What causes earthquakes and what effect can they have on the environment? In this unit, children will learn about the layers of the earth, locate famous volcanoes using google maps and understand why volcanoes erupt. They will also be given the opportunity to develop their 4 figure grid referencing skills by locating Vesuvius and other key areas. Finally, children will learn what causes earthquakes and will see the huge, far-reaching impact they can have on the environment.



Children will discover when are where fruits and vegetables are grown seasonally in the UK?  They will learn about the colour of fruits and vegetables and their benefits by making dishes using seasonal ingredients.



The children will learn the names of objects found in a classroom in French. They will begin to build simple sentences using ‘I have….’ ‘I don’t have…’ The children will also learn the names of countries and transport in French. They will finish this unit of work by conducting a survey in French about how children get to school.



This term, in history, children will be learning about the Ancient Greeks and answering our ‘Big Question’ – How did the Ancient Greeks change the world? In this unit, we will find out when and where the Ancient Greeks lived, look at the differences between Athens and Sparta and understand the impact of Alexander the Great.  In addition, they will learn about the Greek gods, investigate if the ‘Trojan Horse’ story really happened and will find out what life was like for Ancient Greek children. Finally, they will examine and weigh up the impact and legacy the Ancient Greeks have had on modern society.


In this unit of work, children will be listening and appraising a range of classical music.

They will have the opportunity to learn songs and play a variety of instruments to accompany the music.


Children will be exploring two formal art elements: shape and tone. They will find shapes in everyday objects and draw accurately from observations. They will also use wire to create different shapes. Children will practice shading neatly, from light to dark.


Year 3 will be focussing on history, art and music in the first half term and geography, D.T and French in the second half term.




We follow the spelling patterns from Spelling Shed.

The children can then use the website to practice their weekly spellings choosing the level of support they need. Each child in Year 3 has a copy of the spelling lists in their school book bag.



Every week Year 3 children will be given homework on Friday (due in the following Tuesday):

  • be expected to read their reading book and get their reading record signed x3 weekly
  • Play 5 sound check games  on TTRockstars and 5 Spelling Shed games.
  • Complete the given 2Do’s on Purple Mash.
  • Learn their times tables- the children will be told which timetable to learn.
  • Learn their weekly spellings (each week has a different list focus that the children have been practising in school that week) this is given out on Monday and the test is the Monday after.

Black Book Homework.

This will be given out every 2-3 weeks. The dates are below.

Year 3 Summer Homework 2022

Please write in pencil only in your book and colour in using coloured pencils or felt tips.

Home Learning

Also Oxford Owls is a resource where children can find books to read.

Your child will have been given a user name and a password.




 It is important that the children remain hydrated and there are areas in all classrooms for children to keep a labelled water bottle from home. Please ensure that your child brings a water bottle into school. 


PE Lessons

All children will be taking part in PE lessons. Our P.E day is Monday.

Please make sure that your child has a PE kit in school, which includes a change of footwear suitable for playing games. 

If your child wears earrings, these need to be removed for PE or covered up with tape – your child must be able to do this themselves.  Long hair should be tied back.


Nut Allergies

There are a number of children in school with nut allergies. If you send your child to school with a pack lunch, Please DO NOT send any biscuits and chocolate bars containing nuts, could be left at home.