Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts , EN6 2BA
01707 652714

Summer Term 2024

Staff contact details

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


Mrs Davis  

Mrs Wasilewski


 Mrs Majevadia 

Mrs McCarthy

Key Dates and Reminders


Monday 15th April - INSET day (no children)

Tuesday 16th April - children return

Monday 6th May - Bank Holiday

Tuesday 4th June - Verulamium Trip

Thursday 13th June - 3D Assembly

Tuesday 18th June - Sports Day

Monday 24th June - INSET day (no children)

Tuesday 25th June - Exhibition Evening 5-7pm

Thursday 11th July - Transition Day

Tuesday 23rd July - Last day of term 1.15pm finish



This term we will be begin by revising fractions. We will then move onto division and word problems. After half term, we will be covering a unit on time. Please support your child by helping them learn to tell the time on both analogue and digital clocks.





For the first half term our book will be Escape from Pompeii. This fits in nicely with our history topic on The Romans. Initially the children will be writing a dairy entry from the main character's point of view. The children will then be writing a Non-Chronological Report about Roman Life.

After half term, our book will be The Iron Man. The children will be wriitng a setting description and an alternative ending to the book.

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

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 

Curriculum Overview for Year 3




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. In Year 3, the children will continue with the Accelerated Reader programme which focuses on comprehension as well as reading skills. The children will complete the Star Reader test at the start of term. This may mean that their current reading level may change slightly, but once they are back in the swing of reading each night this will improve once again.


Foundation Subjects

Art - In Art this term, we will be looking at mosaics. The children will be having Mrs Dibden, our art specialist teaching them this term.

Music - In class, the children will continue to sing a variety of songs. We will continue to use Charanga to help develop musical skills.

French - The children will continue their French learning by looking at the fruits and vegetables and ice creams

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

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

DT-  We will be looking at pneumatic systems and making a moving creature using this knowledge.

IT - This will be taught weekly and will focus on using Purple Mash to create spreadsheets and to use coding.


PE kits need to be worn on a Monday and a Friday for both classes this term. Monday will be indoor PE and Friday will be outside.


PE this term will be on a Monday afternoon, and on a Friday morning. 

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. 

Pencil Cases

The children will need pencil cases in school this term.  Please make sure all the equipment is clearly labelled with your child's name. Please include the following items

  • HB pencils
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Pink pencil
  • Green pencil
  • Glue Stick
  • Whiteboard pen 

You may also want to include some coloured pencils as well.


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.




The Romans

This term our topic will be The Romans. We will look at how the Romans invade Britain and their lasting impact on our lives today. We will be going on an exciting trip to Verulamium in St Albans to discover what life was like when the Romans invaded.


Our topic this term will be a comparison between Italy and the UK. The children will compare both Human and Physical aspects of both areas. The children will also take part in some field work comparing Potters Bar to Naples.

Home Learning Work

If you would like any extra work for your child to complete then please have a look at the work below or visit the websites listed on this page.


Mat-1.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat-2.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat-3.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat-4.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat-5.pdf.pdf .pdf
Mat-6.pdf.pdf .pdf

Maths and English Skills

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