Heybrook Primary and Nursery

Heybrook Primary and Nursery School



Welcome to Year 3! 


The Year 3 classes and teachers are:

Emerald - Mrs Lenton

Green - Miss Khan

Jade - Mrs Dawson


Curriculum Map - An overview of your child's learning for the year

Year 3


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Why is the Amazon important to someone living in Rochdale?

When do you think it was better to live – Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?

Are all countries in Africa the same?

The violent Vikings: what else were they good at?

How does a volcano change the lives of people living near it?

How did the Romans build an empire?

Core Text

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

The Village that Vanished by Ann Grifalconi

Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton

Pebble in my Pocket by Meredith Hooper

Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

Core Values

Sustainability / Empathy






Amazing Author

Nicola Davies

Anthony Browne

Oliver Jeffers

Joe Todd-Stanton

Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara

Saadia Faruqi / Onjali Q. Rauf



  • The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry (fiction)
  • There’s a Rang-Tan in my Bedroom by James Sellick (poetry)
  • The Shaman’s Apprentice by Lynne Cherry (fiction)
  • Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs (fiction)
  • The Stone Age by Marcia Williams (fiction)
  • Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages by Sonya Newland (non-fiction)
  • Fly Eagle Fly by Christopher Gregorwski (fiction)
  • Anglo-Saxons by Jane Bingham (non-fiction)
  • Vikings by Jane Bingham (non-fiction)
  • Viking Voyagers by Jack Tite (non-fiction)
  • Geographics: Mountains by Izzi Howell (non-fiction)
  • Everything Volcanoes and Earthquakes by Kathy Furgang (non-fiction)
  • The Street Beneath my Feet by Charlotte Guillain (non-fiction)
  • The Story of Romulus and Remus (fiction)
  • The Roman Empire (non-fiction)
  • Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl (poetry)


  •  Diary writing – diary entry for the old man
  •  Narrative – retell of The Tin Forest
  •  Narrative – retell of Stone Age Boy
  •  Instructional writing – how to build a model roundhouse
  • Diary writing – diary entry from the perspective of Abikanile
  •  Narrative – alternative ending for The Village that Vanished
  •  Newspaper report – report on Arthur’s adventures
  • Non-chronological report –information report on the Vikings
  •  Recount – journey of a pebble
  •  Non-chronological report –types of rock
  • Narrative – setting description of Pompeii before the eruption
  • Poetry – memories of Pompeii


Place value / Addition and subtraction

Addition and subtraction / Multiplication and division

Multiplication and division / Length and perimeter

Fractions / Mass and capacity

Fractions / Money / Time

Time / Shape / Statistics



Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age


Anglo-Saxons and Vikings


The Roman Empire and its impact


The Amazon Rainforest


Africa study


Mountains, volcanoes and Pompeii


Art and Design


(Growing artists)

 Painting and mixed media

(Prehistoric painting)



Sculpture and 3D







(Kente cloth pouches)

Electrical systems

(Electric poster: Viking museum display)



(Constructing a Roman fort)



Animals including humans

Forces and magnets






(Does joining the Khalsa make a person a better Sikh?)


(Has Christmas lost its true meaning?)


(Could Jesus heal people?)


(What is good about Good Friday?)



(Do Sikhs think it is important to share?)


(What is the best way for a Sikh to show commitment to God?)


Outdoor and adventurous activities

Invasion games


Net and wall games

Striking and fielding








Musical theatre


Getting started

The calendar and celebrations

Animals I like and don’t like

Carnival / Using numbers

Fruits and vegetables / Hungry giant

Going on a picnic / Aliens in France / Language puzzle



(Making my program in Scratch)


(Bounce my Scratch Jr basketball)


(Make my eBook)

Technology in our lives

(My safe searching)

Technology in our lives

(Scan my code)

Handling data

(Showing my device time)


Developing notation skills

(How does music bring us closer together?)

Enjoying improvisation

(What stories does music tell us about the past?)

Composing using your imagination

(How does music make the world a better place?)

Sharing musical experiences

(How does music help us get to know our community?)

Learning more about musical styles

(How does music make a difference to us every day?)

Recognising different sounds

(How does music connect us with our planet?)


Being me in my world

(ages 7-8)

Celebrating Difference

(ages 7-8)

Dreams and Goals

(ages 7-8)

Healthy Me

(ages 7-8)


(ages 7-8)

PSHE association Health education

Curriculum Enrichment


-    Stone Age experience day (internal)

-    African workshop (internal)


-    Touchstones discovery box (internal)


-    Romans workshop (internal)




Helping your child at home


Your child should read at home everyday, in addition to the other homework sent home. Please encourage your child to read at home at least 3 times per week . Please write the title of the book and a comment in their Reading Record.

In addition, your child will borrow a library book from the school library which will be changed on a weekly basis. Please read these with your child and include any comments in their Reading Record. 


Your child will be give new spellings every Friday. Please ensure that they practice their spellings every day so that they are ready for their test on Friday. 


Useful Websites

Here are some helpful websites that you may like to visit to help with your child's learning this half term:


Oxford Owls

A great website that gives you access to a range of books and reading materials


Heybrook Primary School Virtual Library

Each page is organised into a year group’s topic.

1) Find your year group’s page (most links will take you to a site called getEPIC.)

2) Click on 'Class Code'.

3) Login using the Class Code: ctg5437.

4) Click 'guest',

5) Enjoy the books for free!

You can also download the app.


Times Tables Rockstars

All children in Year 3 have been given a log in and password for Times Table Rockstars