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Broughton Junior School

'Ensuring Every Child THRIVES'

Year 3

Our curriculum


Spring 1

Maths: multiplication and division. We will continue to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times tables as well as revise the 2, 5 and 10. Before moving onto formal methods of multiplication and division with  2 and 3-digit numbers. 


Text: The Firework Maker's Daughter by Phillip Pullman. Writing outcome: Newspaper Report.

Text: Milo Imagines the World by Matt De La Pena and Christian Robinson. Writing outcome: short narrative.

Science: Rocks and forces. 

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

PSHE: Dreams and goals. 

Art: Ammonite art - sketching and modelling. 

Computing: Coding.

Important information


Key dates

Back to school                                Thursday 4th January 2024

Amersham Field Study Trip            Thursday 18th January

HALF TERM                                    Monday 12th February - Friday 16th February

Celebration of Year 3 work              Thursday 28th March



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. 


For our Stone Age topic, not only did we learn lots of interesting facts and complete some brilliant artwork, we also experienced an interactive workshop to enrich our learning on the topic. Unfortunately, it was cut short because of the school closure, but we are hoping he will return in the new year to finish the day for us. 


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