Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September.
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Rockmount Primary School

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Welcome to our Year 3 Classes


Quartz Class

Class Teacher: Mrs. Tina Robbins
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Margaret Moloney


Crystal Class

Class Teachers: Ms Kelly Wandel /Mr Holder
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Lucy Davis/Mr Nathan Ward


Year 3 Curriculum Map for 2016-2017



Topic focus

1st half


English: Adventure Stories Non-Chronological Reports; 

Maths: Place Value And Money; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Science: Plants and Photosynthesis

DT: Cooking using plants from edible garden

Art: Design dinosaur habitats, Observational drawings

Computing: We Are Presenters

RE: Religions of the world

PE: Invasion games

2nd half

Power of the Earth 

English: Explanation Writing; Disaster Stories

Maths: Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Measurment - Time; Statistics; Fractions; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Volcanoes - Causes and effect

History: Pompeii

Science: Plants and Photosynthesis

DT: Create a working model of a volcano

Computing: We Are Programmers

RE: Christianity

PE: Net and Wall Games

1st half


English: Folk Tales; Instructions; Poetry; Drama

Maths: Place Value; Addition And Subtraction; Measures; Statistics; Fractions; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Famous Scientists And Inventors; Map Work

Science: Energy and Sound

Computing: We Are Bug Fixers

RE: Sikhism

PE: Gymnastics

DT: Designing and making weather instruments

Art: Different styles of art work

2nd half
Stone Age to Iron Age

English: Information Texts; Play scripts; Letters

Maths: Place Value And Division; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication and Division; Fractions; Measurement -Time; Statistics; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History: Stone Age to Iron Age

Geography: How human Geography has changed over time

Art: Acrylic paintings, Stone cave paintings

Science: Energy and sound

Computing: We Are Communicators

RE: Sikhism

PE: Dance

1st half

Ancient Greece  

English: Myths and Legends, Factfiles

Maths: Place Value And Money; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Measurement; Statistics; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

History/Geography: Ancient Greece

Science: Chemical Change

DT: Make Greek food. Make 3D model of a flowing plant

Art: Architects and designers in history

Computing: We Are Opinion Pollsters

RE: Pilgrimages

PE: Athletics

2nd half


English: Traditional tales; Leaflets

Maths: Place Value And Sequences; Multiplication And Division; Addition And Subtraction; Fractions; Geometry, Statistics And Measures; Problem Solving; Mental Maths

Geography: Study of Europe - Mapping, human and physical characteristics

DT: Make and taste European foods, 3D maps

Art: Drawing - pencil and charcoal

Science: Chemical Change

Computing: We Are Network Engineers

RE: Pilgrimages

PE: Greek dance, preparation for School Games Day


Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information

If you have any queries, please contact the Class teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Nishad Karim. 


Autumn Term

Year 3 have started the year by exploring the story of 'Grendel, A Cautionary Tale About Chocolate'. The children had the opportunity to create their own versions of the Grendel story by making books. We have also taken the children back to the Triassic period where they have started to learn about dinosaurs. Time lines have been created  and we are currently exploring dinosaur habitats. 


Spring term

Year 3 have been busy immersing themselves in the story of ‘Wind in the Willows’. The children have had the opportunity to role-play and hot seat characters in the story as well as write their own version of ‘Toad’s adventure’.

Both classes also took part in an Adventure learning session in Crystal Palace Park where they collected kindling to build a campfire, were taught to light a fire with a flint, found out about health and safety around campfires and toasted marshmallows and hot cross buns. The children also used the environment to create weather poems around the campfire. As part of our 'Weather' topic, the children have researched extreme weathers around the world and the impact this has on people’s lives. 




Summer Term

In Year 3 we have enjoyed learning about Ancient Greece. Both classes took part in a 'Greek Day' and dressed up. In the morning they had an interactive theatre experience, visiting the home of a wealthy Grecian woman.  During this workshop the children were successfully transported back in time to Ancient Greece, where they answered seven difficult questions about this era.  They completed a catch phrase with wit and originality.