Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 Curriculum Leader
Miss Carly Williams
The Year 3 curriculum builds on the solid foundations built in Key Stage 1. As Year 3 is the first year of Key Stage 2, we encourage the children to become more independent in their learning and to start to take responsibility for themselves.
Tips for Year 3 Parents and Carers
- Encourage and help your child to become independent through organising themselves for school.
- Schedule a regular time for reading.
- Look for opportunities to rehearse times tables. By the end of Year 3, your child should know their 1,2,5,10,3,4 and 8 times tables and be able to recall any of them rapidly.
- Help your child develop routines such as when they will read or complete their homework.
- Board games can be a great way to practise maths and English skills.
- Encourage correct letter and number formation when writing at home.
Y3 suggested reading books
The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith
Ice Palace by Robert Swindells
Hansel and Gretel by Anthony Browne
The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson (Scholastic)
Kid Normal by Greg James
The World According to Humphrey by Betty G Birney
Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown
The Secret World of Penny Flint by Helen Cresswell
Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl
The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
All Because of Jackson by Dick King-Smith
The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
It was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet Ahlberg
During Guided Reading sessions, we assess the children’s understanding of the text through engaging activities based on VIPERS.
What are Vipers?
VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the UK’s reading curriculum. They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts. You can find example questions for each of the VIPERS below. They can be used when listening to your child read at home. There is also a list of books for each year group, where you can find stories that are suitable for your child to read at home.