The Chandler C of E Junior School

Year 3


Autumn Term

Our topic at the start of the year is "How Have We Changed?" and will allow us all time to get used to each other and life at the Chandler.

After half term we will look at life from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will have a visitor who comes into school and shares different artefacts, games and information about this long period of history with the children. Our science topic Light and Shadow in the first half of the Autumn term and then Animals including Humans in the second half.

Spring Term

When we reach the Spring Term, our topic is geography-based and is called ‘Where do we live?’ We begin by studying our local area and widening out to the whole of the United Kingdom.

Summer Term

Our Summer Term returns to a historical focus in topic as we look at the next stage of the chronological timeline – The Romans. One half of the term will look at The Romans in Rome and the other half of the term will examine their legacy in Britain. Our science topic this term will be about Plants and Growth.


Year 3 maths is guided by the Surrey White Rose maths curriculum. This supports a mastery curriculum where each component of maths is given sufficient time for children to practise their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills.


Year 3 PE happens on Thursday mornings and children should come to school in their PE kit.


Homework will be set on Friday and is due back the following Thursday. Please could you ensure that reading at home happens at least five times a week and that you initial/sign your child's bookmark to show this has taken place.

Year 3 Parent information sheet Autumn 2023
Year 3 Parent Information Sheet Spring 2024