Year 3

Curriculum - Year 3 – Summer 2

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the second half of the summer term. We hope you all had a wonderful and relaxing break. One of the highlights of last half term was our trip to Alexandra Palace, where the children performed their amazing drama piece as part of the Voices for the Future project. We hope that you enjoyed the performance!


EnglishThe children will explore narrative writing and adventure stories through a study of Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve. Then, they will write explanatory leaflets about plants, linking to their science learning.

We will start by learning about money, including converting between pounds and pence, adding and subtracting money, and calculating change.

Then, the children will move onto time, including telling and writing the time on analogue and digital clocks, understanding the difference between 12-hour and 24-hour clocks, converting between different units of time, and comparing the duration of events.

ScienceThe children will learn about plants, with a focus on the function of different parts of a plant, the conditions needed for life and growth, pollination and seed dispersal.
GeographyThe children will learn about London and our local area. They will examine maps of London, Haringey and Crouch End, and explore the modes of transport used in our local area.
REWe will continue to explore our big question ‘What does it mean to belong to a religion?’, with a focus on Hinduism.
PSHCEOur PSHCE topic is about valuing difference and keeping safe, which is part of the relationships and sex education curriculum. The children will learn the names of male and female body parts and be taught that some body parts are private. They will learn about appropriate and inappropriate physical contact. They will also learn that all families are different. In addition, we will spend time discussing moving on and changes in preparation for the children’s transition to year 4.
ComputingWe will start our computing learning with an online safety discussion about online communities. The children will then learn how to use to further program loops.
ArtIn art, the children will develop the use of primary and secondary colours to create paintings in the style of Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee and Franz Marc involving animals and buildings.

The children will continue to have two PE sessions each week. One will be focussed on developing the children’s teamwork and problem-solving skills through adventurous activities, and the other on the children’s dodgeball skills. On their PE day (see the timetable below), the children should come to school in PE kits. This should consist of a top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and, if the weather is cold, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top.

PE timetableSession 1Session 2


Suggestions for parents and carers

Maths – Please support your child by helping them to identify 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 50p, £1 and £2 coins. When you’re paying with cash, work with your child to calculate the change that you expect to receive. Please also support your child with telling the time using different types of clocks, including analogue clocks and 24-hour clocks. You could ask your child to work out how many minutes it will be until the next hour, or until dinner time, for example.

English – In preparation for explanatory writing, read different information leaflets together. What is similar about the leaflets? What is different? Please also continue to listen to your child read each day and ask your child questions to check that they have fully understood what they have read.

Science – We will be learning about plants. You could grow seeds, such as cress, on a windowsill and observe the different parts of the plant and measure the growth process over time. You could also try growing the same seeds but in different conditions (in a cupboard, in shade, in direct sunlight) and making observations. Visiting the local library could be beneficial as they will have lots of books on our topic.

Computing – Discuss online safety with your child to reinforce the safety messages we give at school. Remember to regularly monitor your child whenever they are online.

Geography – You might like to support your child by looking at where you live on different maps, such as a world map, a map of the UK, a map of London and a map of Haringey.


We use four online platforms to support the children’s learning at home: Google Classroom, Mathletics, Times Table Rockstars and Spelling Shed. Your child has their own unique login details for each of the four platforms.

Homework will be set via Google Classroom on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. The homework will include a maths task to complete on Mathletics, a spelling task to complete on Spelling Shed and a list of spelling words that your child will be tested on the following week. In addition, homework will also include a written or alternative task linked to what the children have been learning about during the week.

If you do not have internet access at home, or if your child requires additional support with their homework, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

We feel that homework allows children to develop their independence and take responsibility for themselves. We hugely appreciate your assistance in supporting your child to complete their homework.

To support reading in school, your child will be given a school book-banded reading book and a reading record. We would appreciate your help in listening to your child read for at least 15 minutes every day at home. We ask that they complete their reading record three times a week as part of their homework. Please sign their reading record at least once a week and remind your child to bring both their school book-banded reading book and reading record to school every day.

Important dates

Monday 17th June – Years 3 and 4 sports day

Friday 21st June – Ghana class assembly

Saturday 22nd June – PSA Summer Fair

Wednesday 26th June – RSE drop in for parents and carers (4pm – 5pm)

Friday 28th June – Morocco class assembly

Monday 1st July – Year 3 trip to Neasden temple (letters have already been sent with further details)

Friday 5th July – Uganda class assembly

Thursday 11th July – Parents’ evening

Friday 19th July – Last day of term

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Contact Us

Rokesly Junior School
Rokesly Avenue,
London, N8 8NH

Phone: 020 8348 0290

Headteacher: Bola Soneye-Thomas