Church of England School of the Resurrection

Belong, Believe, Achieve



In maths we will be looking at the Year 3 curriculum, developing areas such as place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, shape, space and measurements, statistics and graph making. The table below will give you more in depth information on each of these strands. 


In English lessons, we will be developing as writers and confident readers, using previous knowledge to build upon our skills.

Specific English lessons look at different text types, and how we can develop our writing using those text types. This will be linked to the wider curriculum in year 3, such as history, geography, art, music and RE. During these sessions, we also look at grammar, punctuation and spelling, ensuring that we can apply these parts of English to our work.

Different parts of English are structured into all lessons that involve writing, and children are encouraged to apply what they have learnt into wider learning.

We are also looking at perfecting our joined writing, looking at the correct position of our letters and where we should join each letter together.





Each day children are given opportunity to read and develop their comprehension of reading during our guided reading sessions, and additionally during our English lessons. Children read alongside an adult, in small groups or individually. They use the accelerated reading scheme, in which they will take a quiz on the book they are reading. Children must aim to get 80% or above on each quiz to ensure they have a good understanding of the text. In addition to this, children use the program 'Lexia' to look at different strands of reading. Children work through different levels and units for this.

Religious Education

During our RE lessons this term we will be looking at:

  • Lent
  • The Easter Story 

We will also be looking at our school ethos, which for this term the topics are:

  • Courage
  • Forgiveness

Each day children are given time for prayer and reflection. Children take part in an assembly each day and are given time to write about the assembly in their reflection books. 




In science we will be looking at these topics this term:

  • What makes a scientist?
  • Animal and humans with a focus food, bones and skeletons and protecting our muscles and joints.

During these topics we will be taking part in investigations, exploring ideas and asking/answering questions we would like to know more about. We will also be linking this into our English curriculum to further extend our writing.

Creative Learning

For our creative learning sessions (which look at aspects of history and geography), we will be looking and and researching:

  • Who were the Romans and what did they leave behind?
  • What did the Romans do in Manchester?




Physical Education

This term, our PE sessions will be split into two sections:

  • Netball
  • Team games
  • Dance

On a Thursday, we will be taking part in outdoor PE activity. Children will need trainers for this as it takes place outside.

Our Muga day is a Monday. 


For music, we will continue to learn to play the recorder. This looks at musical notation, how to treat the instrument and of course actually playing it!


Art and Design


  • For art this term, we will be looking at Mosaics.
  • Illustrating books with the support of a children's book illustrator.

 Some of our work will go towards our Discover Arts Award.

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology, we will be looking at two areas this term:

  • Food Technology
  • Designing armour for soldiers

In food technology, we will be making bread.




Modern Foreign Language

We will be looking at the French language during our MFL lessons. In year 3 we will be focusing on the basic of a new language, looking specifically at:

  • simple conversation (bonjour, ca va, merci, au revoir etc)
  • colours
  • members of our family
  • basic classroom commands 
  • days of the week and months of the year
  • body parts
  • counting to twenty

Personal, Social and  Health Education

During PSHE, we will be using the whole school Heartsmart scheme to look at different areas. These include:

  • Too much selfie isn't healthy.
  • Don't rub it in, rub it out.
  • Don't forget to let love in.
  • Fake is a mistake.
  • No way through isn't true.
Scratch Logo


This half term, the children will create an animated cartoon using characters and backgrounds using scratch.  They will create an animation by translating a storyboard into a series of instructions (programs) for graphic objects.