Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

My name is Miss Bennett, and I am the class teacher. I have been at West Meadows for 6 years and completed my teacher training here. I have recently taken on the role as DT lead, writing and developing our design and technology curriculum across school. I am also the school’s Eco Coordinator, and I am passionate about ensuring we become a more sustainable school. Along with myself, Miss Taylor is our classroom teaching assistant who supports children in and out of the classroom.

Our Curriculum – An Overview

Below is a summary of the areas of learning for Year 3. More detailed information can be found on our curriculum pages.


Throughout the year we will read various texts which form an important part of our studies in reading comprehension and writing. These are The World’s Worst Children, Stig of the Dump and Charlotte’s Web, Return to Roar, The Worst Class in the World and A Pinch of Magic.


Our writing curriculum is largely linked to our class texts. We will cover a wide range of genres including character/setting descriptions, information texts, poetry and biographies.


In maths we will cover:

Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, length and perimeter, shape, measurement, mass and capacity, time, money and statistics.


Animals Including Humans

Forces and Magnets

Rocks and Soils

Light and Plants

Foundation Subjects

History – The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and Ancient Egypt

Geography – The United Kingdom, Rivers and Belfast and Paris, Marvellous Maps (fieldwork)

Art and Design – Painting, Drawing and Printing

Design and Technology – Textiles, Structures and Food/Nutrition

PE- Hockey, Bench Ball, Gymnastics

RE- Hindu Dharma, Christianity, The Way of the Buddha, The Islamic, Sikh Dharam and the Jewish Faith

Computing – Systems/Networks, Creating Media, Programming and Sequencing, Data and Information, Desktop Publishing, Programming Events and Actions in Programs.

Music – Learning to play recorders

PSHE – Feelings and Emotions, Being Responsible, Computer Safety, Our World, Relationships, Hazards

French – Greetings, Numbers, Colours, Classroom Commands, Calendar, Celebrations, Animals, Carnival, Easter Time, Fruits and Vegetables.