Necton Church of England Primary School

Year 3 Rowan Class 

Curriculum Information Page


Welcome to the Year 3 (Rowan Class) page.

We hope this provides you with important information to support your child's learning this year. 

Please do get in contact if there is anything that we can help you with.

Mr Grass. 




Summer Term: 

This term’s enquiry focus is:  Rainforests

Our enquiry question is: 

Why is biodiversity important?


What we will be learning about:


English: Descriptive narrative, explanation and information texts, persuasive letter writing with debate and free verse monologue poetry.

Maths: Formal written methods for the four operations, geometry and properties of shape, measure (length, capacity, mass and time), problem solving and investigations.

Science: Plants & Animals including humans.

Computing: Desktop publishing and Computing Systems and Networks

RE: What difference does being a Muslim make to everyday life?

PE: Netball, Tennis, Cricket and Rounders.

Geography: Rainforests, tropical climates, biomes and the vegetation belt. Types of settlement and land use in the Amazon Rainforest. 

Music: Learning about musical styles and recognising different sounds.

M.F.L: Spanish- Mi y Yo – Dates, birthdays, food, weather and local Spanish cultures.

Life skills: Communication, changing relationships, kindness and predjudice, basic first aid, road safety and financial planning.

Art and Design: Collage- multi-media to create a layered effect. Artist studies- John Dyer & Nixiwaka Yawanawá, Henri Rousseau, Oenone Hammersley. 


How you can help your child with their learning:

  • Use the Knowledge Organisers (at the bottom of this page) to help your child learn the information we are exploring.
  • Discuss the school day with your child – ask them what they’ve been learning about.
  • Read with them (a book together related to an aspect of the curriculum would be amazing) but reading of any kind is welcome.
  • Hear your child read there book and discuss the story with them or read a story to your child.
  • Assist with any homework challenges.
  • Help your child to learn their times tables and mental maths. The year 3 target is x2, x3, x4, x5, x8 and x10 by the end of the year.
  • Ensure your child has all the clothing and equipment they will need in school each day (especially their reading diary).
  • Follow our class twitter feed - @NectonY3


Other things to remember:

  • Our class PE is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays so please make sure your child comes to school in kit with suitable clothing for the rest of the day, hair tied back (if past shoulder length) and earrings removed (or taped if they cannot be removed).
  • Snacks for morning playtime should be fruit or vegetables only.

  • Classroom drinks should be water only and in a clearly named bottle. Other drinks are acceptable for playtime and lunchtime.

  • Times tables will be set on the Times Tables Rockstars website which your child can login to using their details stuck in their reading records.



Tuesday 30th April - Parent/Carer Anxiety Workshop
Monday 6th May - BANK HOLIDAY - School Closed
w.b. 20th May - STAY SAFE WEEK 3
Wednesday 22nd May - SEND Review Meetings
27th – 31st May – HALF TERM
Wednesday 19th June – SPORTS DAY    (Reserve date: Wednesday 26th June)
Thursday 20th June - Year 3 visit to Amazona Zoo
Thursday 18th July - Last day of Summer Term



 Summer Term Knowledge Organisers:


fractions maths knowledge organiser english ver 2.pdf


year 3 knowledge organiser summer rainforest.pdf


science knowledge organiser plants year 3 ver 8.pdf



science knowledge organiser animals including humans year 3 ver 6.pdf