Welcome! A warm welcome to our new Reception and Nursery intake who will be joining Rockmount Primary School in September. We can’t wait to meet you and will be in contact soon with further details about the enrolment process. Remember the deadline to accept Reception offers is 30th April 2024.
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Rockmount Primary School

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Welcome to our Year 3 Classes


Jet Class

Class Teacher: Donna Rankine

Class Teaching Assistant: Abi Kasoli


Onyx Class

Class Teacher: Kelly Wandel/Liz Waller

Class Teaching Assistant: Anna Strapelli


Zircon Class

Class Teacher: Tina Robbins

Class Teaching Assistant: Margaret Moloney 

Nathan Ward (SEND)



Year 3 Curriculum Map for 2017-2018


Half Term Topic Curriculum Area
Autumn 1st Half Dinosaurs

English: Non-Chronological Reports; Adventure Stories

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

Science: Health and Fitness (Empiribox Science)


Art: Sculpture - observations, technique and control

Computing: We Are Presenters

RE: Religions of the world

PE: Invasion games

Autumn 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: Health and Fitness (Empiribox Science)

DT: Create a working model of a volcano

Computing: We Are Programmers

RE: Christianity

PE: Net and Wall Games

Spring 1st Half Weather


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: Light, Shadows and Reflections

Computing: We Are Communicators

RE: Sikhism

PE: Gymnastics

DT: Designing and making weather instruments

Art: Different styles of art work

Spring 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: Forces

Computing: We Are Bug Fixers

RE: Sikhism

PE: Dance

Summer 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


DT: Make Greek food. 

Art: Architects and designers in history

Computing: We Are Opinion Pollsters

RE: Pilgrimages

PE: Athletics

Summer 2nd Half Europe

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


Computing: We Are Network Engineers

RE: Pilgrimages

PE: Greek dance, preparation for School Games Day


If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Donna Rankine.


Please read our termly curriculum letter for more information.

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 engaging in the story of, 'Wind in the Willows'. The children have had the opportunity to role-play and hot seat characters in the story. They have also been focusing on writing an informal letter in the character of Mole, to Mole's parents about the adventures that he has embarked upon.

Additionally, as part of our 'Weather' topic, the children are researching extreme weather around the world and the UK and the impact it has on people's lives.

Summer Term


Year 3 have started the summer term with an Ancient Greek day. The day included a visit from Freshwater Theatre Company who put on a performance of a Greek play. The children then collaborated to perform their own play which provided opportunities for them to understand what life was like during Ancient Greek times. This really brought history to life through the drama and exploration of artefacts.


The children also had the opportunity to make mini Olive and Feta Muffins



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