Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

Summer term 2023

.Welcome to Year 3

Staff contact details

If you need to contact us about your child then please use the email addresses below.


Mrs Davis (Monday to Thursday)  

Mrs Holt (Friday)

Mrs Wasilewski



 Miss Harrison 

Mrs Bird -

Key Dates and Reminders


Monday 5th June - Return to school

Thursday 8th June - Sports Day

Monday 26th June - INSET Day - no children

Tuesday 27th June - Exhibition Evening

Thursday 13th July - Transition Morning

Friday 21st July - End of term 1.15pm


This half term, we will begin by revising the four operations - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division - and using these skills to solve problems.

We will then move on to telling the time. Please practise this skill with your child at home. All children in year 3 need to be telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes before moving on to the nearest minute. 

After half term, we will begin to look at place value before introducing decimals to the children. The school year will end with a recap of measures and looking at 3D shapes.

Early morning work each day will focus on mental fluency allowing the children time to rehearse the new skills they have learnt.

Every Thursday, the children will be tested on their times table for the week. The children are now used to their weekly tests and are progressing at their own pace through the tables. Some children have even managed to learn them all!


This half term, we will be looking at the book Escape from Pompeii. This is a story about life in Ancient Italy around the time of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The children will be writing a diary entry from the point of view of Tranio, a young boy living in Pompeii at the time of the eruption.

We will be continuing to work on handwriting. The children will begin to practice a cursive style focusing on their letter formation, sizing and correct joins. 

Spellings will be given out on a Friday and then the children will be tested on the following Friday.


Useful Websites



Please find your child's log in details in their Reading Record. If you have any questions, please come and see us.


Purple Mash can 


Take a look at our Coronation picnic photos

We were lucky enough to catch a break between rain showers to eat our lunch on the field as a school.

Curriculum Overview for Year 3

New Summer Timetable


At Cranborne, we are  committed to developing in children a love of reading. We will be introducing the children to new, exciting texts in class and in order to develop their fluency and comprehension skills, the children are expected to read everyday for at least 10 minutes (from a variety of texts). They will need to have their reading record signed and these will be checked regularly in school. 


Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link: 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 

Foundation Subjects

Art - In Art this half term, we will look at  different skills we can use for mosaic art. The children will look at Edward Tingatinga and Atta Kwami for inspiration.

Music - In class, the children will continue to sing a variety of songs. They will also develop their instrumental skills through learning to play the recorder and the glockenspiel.

French - The children will continue to learn French with a focus on Ice Cream flavours.

RE - Throughout the year, we will be learning about the religions Christianity and Islam. 

Science - In science, our topics will be Plants and Light.

PHSE - Our Jigsaw themes this term are 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me'

DT-  We will be looking at pneumatics and the skills required to make a moving monster!

IT - This will be taught weekly by Mrs Quinn on a Thursday afternoon.



PE this term will be on a Thursday morning , taught by Mr C our Sports Coach, and a Friday afternoon, taught by class teachers.

On these days, the children need to come in dressed in their PE kits. Please ensure their clothing is  weather appropriate and that all PE clothing is named.

Water Bottles

Please ensure that your child comes in each day with a labelled water bottle. It is vital that the children stay hydrated throughout the day. This is a necessity this term as the weather gets hotter.

Pencil Cases

The children will not need pencil cases as we will be providing all of the equipment that they need.


Please ensure that you are hearing your child read regularly (4/5 times a week). The reading records will be checked daily in year 3.


Homework will be a Maths activity and an English activity each week. It will be given out on a Thursday and will be due in on the following Tuesday.


Our topic this term is The Romans. This is the central theme through which we will be teaching many areas including Art, and English. We will be looking at life in Roman Britain and exploring the reasons the Romans came to England and what they left behind when they fled back to Italy.

How can I support my child?

Please consolidate children’s learning by asking a variety of questions such as;

  • Where is Rome?
  • Why did the Romans invade Britain?
  • Why were the Romans successful?
  • What did the Romans leave behind?

Children could also do some research at home to discuss in the classroom.


Home Learning Work 

In the event of your child being unwell, please see below activities that your child can complete if well enough to do so. 

Please complete as much work as you are able to when at home and then email your completed work to your class teacher.

They could also log on to Purple Mash to practice their times tables.


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Maths and English Skills

 Maths and English skills.pdfDownload
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 Year 3 Independent Maths and English Workbook.pdfDownload
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