aspiring flourishing loving

Year 3

Mrs McIlmurray


Mrs Spencer


Mrs Bradley

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to Year 3 - we have an exciting and inspiring curriculum. We cannot wait to nurture your passion for learning through our fun filled topics.

Our main projects for the year answer the following questions:


When do you think it was a better time to be alive - Stone, Bronze or Iron Age?


What makes the Earth rock? Volcanoes and earthquakes.


How can I create a healthy sandwich?

 Learning in Year 3

A more detailed look our expectations for each year group can be found by exploring the subject pages under the curriculum tab.

To support our understanding of our topics we have planned exciting learning beyond the classroom events which will enrich our learning and give our children the opportunity to develop their social skills. Our proposed events this year are:

  • Forest Schools
  • Murton Park - Romans
  • Bewerley Park Outdoor Learning Centre
  • Visit to a Hindu Temple
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Year 3 Maths Curriculum 

Year 3 English Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Spellings and Grammar

Homework in Year 3 




Basic skills


Basic Skills



Reading -

10 minutes x 5 Where possible with an adult

on Reading Eggs

Spelling list sent home weekly


Daily practice of number skills, telling the time and measurement.

Times tables sheet sent home weekly, Times table Rockstars


In Year 3 children are encouraged to read every night when possible and record this in their reading diaries.

Guide to supporting your child at home


If you have any questions about year 3 please do not hesitate to come and see us, our door is always open.

jmcilmurray@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk or cspencer@riponcathedral.n-yorks.sch.uk