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Broughton Junior School

'Ensuring Every Child THRIVES'

Year 3

Our curriculum


Spring 2

Value - Honesty


Length and perimeter - measuring lengths and finding perimeter of 2D shapes. Fractions - comparing and ordering unit fractions (1/8, 1/4, 1/2), equivalent fractions. 

Mass and capacity - using scales, measuring mass, equivalent masses. 


Text: Quill Soup by Alan Durant. Writing outcomes: diary entry and non-chronological report. 

Science: Rocks and forces. 

Geography: Rocks, relics and rumbles - rocks, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsnamis. 

PSHE: Healthy me.  

Art: People and places - drawing human figures and places. Artist: LS Lowry. 

DT: Making it move - using mechanisms - cams. 

RE: Christianity focus question: what is 'good' about Good Friday? 

Important information


Key dates

INSET                                             Monday 19th February

Back to school                                Tuesday 20th February

Maths workshop with parents         Wednesday 13th March 

Parents Evening                             Tuesday 19th March and Thursday 21st March

Celebration of Year 3 work             Thursday 28th March @ 2.30pm



Start: 8:40am            Finish: 3:15pm


PE: Monday

Children will come into school in PE kits. All children must have a white top or house colour, black or navy shorts. Trainers, black or navy joggers and jumpers will be required for outdoor PE.


Swimming: Friday

Please remember a swimming hat, swimming costume/trunks and towel for Friday swimming. Children can come into school in their PE kits on Fridays and wear their swimming costumes underneath, with a change of underwear in their bag for after. 



They must have a named water bottle and named waterproof coat in school every day. We also ask that children bring in some wellies for play times that can be left at school, especially as the weather gets wetter and the field gets muddier.


All equipment is provided for their learning so children do not need to bring in their own pencil case and/or pens and pencils from home. We discourage any items from home being brought into school as they can be easily lost and it can be upsetting for the children when this happens. 



Healthy snacks are encouraged for break time, e.g. Fruit and cereal bars. No sweets, chocolate or crisps please. In order to be careful of nut allergies and you must not send any nut products to school. Children also require a spill proof bottle of water. No fruit juice – only still water please.


How can you support your children at home?


Reading: You should read with your child at least 5 times a week at home. This can include Reading Eggs. Rewards will be given to the children who are achieving this every week. 


Spellings: New spellings are sent out on a Monday and tested the following Monday. These can be practised on Spelling Shed or sheets can be printed and sent home.


TT Rockstars: Use TT Rockstars to practise times tables. Children will be tested through the ’99 club’ on a Friday and be rewarded with badges as they complete each 'club'. 


Topic homework: There is a topic homework sheet attached  to our Spring newsletter linked to our topic of the term. We would like the children to choose at least one activity to do and bring in to share with the class. 

Recent events


We had an exciting first term in Year 3. The children have all settled well into the Junior School and have enjoyed the benefits of the new classrooms. 


We started the term with a trip to the Amersham Field Studies Centre to enrich our learning on rocks and soils. Despite it being extremely cold, the children enjoyed their time out of school and learning hands on with various rocks and soils in the local environment. 


Below are some examples of our art work and cooking skills from the Autumn term.