Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery Barnsbury Primary School and Nursery
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Year 3


Learning Objectives

Week Commencing Monday 21st June 2021



To draw inferences using evidence from a text.

To select and use appropriate adjectives to expand a noun in my writing.

To develop a rich and varied vocabulary.

To use expanded noun phrases when writing a fiction text.


To draw accurately using a ruler.

To identify the difference between a horizontal and vertical line.

To identify the difference between parallel and perpendicular lines

To recognise and describe 2D shapes.

To recognise and describe 3D shapes. 



Read Write Inc. spelling rules:

Red group: Words ending in -al.

The ending that sounds like l can be spelt al. Lots of adjectives end in al.

Examples: plural, comical, animal, capital, festival etc.

Jumping red words: Roman, invasion, Gods, Goddesses, slave and emperor. 

Green group: Adding the suffix -ing (1) (to words ending in a short vowel and a consonant)

If a word ends in a short vowel sound (a, e, i, o, u) + a consonant, we double the consonant before adding the suffix -ing. Never double the letters w or x.

Examples: putting, knotting, drumming, tripping, nodding, clapping etc.

Jumping red words: gold, grass, great, half, hold and hour.


To recognise personal achievements.

What is an artefact and how were they used in Roman life?

Why did the Romans almost lose control of Britain?

Other Information



Click here to see the Homework Policy 

Homework is set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday.   

Maths: TTRS

English: 2Do: Making phrases interesting





 Parent Planners  

Each term, before the children embark on their learning in a new topic, we send home a Parent Topic Planner explaining for parents and carers the learning opportunities across the curriculum that each child will receive. Teachers select and suggest useful websites and places to visit which will enhance and prepare the child for the topic they are about to start. There are also useful dates and a bank of topic words that families may choose to talk through with their children.

Year 3 Parent Planner Summer 2021

Year 3 Parent Planner Spring 2021

Year 3 Parent Planner Autumn 2020


Whole School Curriculum plan 2020/2021

Primary National Curriculum 


Parent Workshop Presentations, please click on the blue links below to open the presentation 

Click here to see the Year 3 New Academic Year Parents Information Meeting Presentation 
Supporting Developing Reading and Comprehension
Growth Mindset Presentation
Teaching Maths


Relationships and Sex Education Overview - Year 3


Please see below some useful websites to assist with your child's learning.

Purple Mash Information Guides
Information Letter to Parents

Guide to accessing Home Learning Tasks on Purple Mash:


Guide to uploading work on Purple Mash:


Guide to accessing your Class Blog on Purple Mash:


Alternative times table games to TTRS
Oxford owl







Topic Revision Quiz
Healthy eating and keeping healthy




Recommended Books to Read

Timestable Rockstar

Please click here to see the Timestable Rockstar Letter

Logging into to the program at home;
 Go to or download the Timestables Rockstar App from the App store.
 You can create a bookmark or favourite for this web address.
 Go to Login (these details are in your children’s reading diaries). Once you are logged in, you will be
asked to create an Avatar and choose a rockstar name for yourself.
 You now need to choose your venue. The Garage and Arena are specifically set questions set by your
class teacher. The Festival and Studio have timestables questions randomly selected up to 12x12.
 Your child will be challenged to see how many timestables questions they can answer in a set amount of
time. As they complete challenges, they can earn Rock Status! We recommend using this programme
for 10 minutes a day.
 For more guidance and help, please see



 Year 3 Learning Expectations

Year 3 Spelling Expectations

Year 3 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation 

English Appendix  

End of Year 3 Expectations

Year 2 expectations- recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 2, 5 and 10 multiplication tables.

Year 3 expectations- recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables.

Year 4- By the end of year 4, pupils should have memorised their multiplication tables up to and including the 12 multiplication table and show precision and fluency in their work.