St. Thomas More Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you."

Bleakwood Road, Walderslade, Chatham, Kent, ME5 0NF

01634 864701

01634 687643

Year 3

Miss Myatt and Miss Russell





The principal focus of Mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that your child extends their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger numbers. This should develop the connections that they make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio.

At this stage, they should develop their ability to solve a wider range of problems, including increasingly complex properties of numbers and arithmetic, and problems demanding efficient written and mental methods of calculation. With this foundation in arithmetic, they are introduced to the language of algebra as a means of solving a variety of problems. Teaching in geometry and measures should consolidate and extend knowledge developed in number. Teaching should also ensure that your child can classify shapes with increasingly complex geometric properties and that they learn the vocabulary they need to describe them.

By the end of year 6, children should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.

Your child should read, spell and pronounce mathematical vocabulary correctly.


Literacy Objectives


The 12 strands of learning give a board overview of the Literacy curriculum in the primary

phase. Learning objectives are matched to the strands to demonstrate progression in each

one. The 12 strands can found by clicking the following link:


Power of Reading 

The highly successful power of reading project enhances children's pleasure in reading. It raises childrens achievement through literature and its creative use in the classroom. This year we will enjoy reading:





In year 3 we do lots of different topics throught out the year, and we link these with our other subjects, including literacy and computing!
Here are some of the topics we will be doing:

- A Taste of India
- Volcanoes
- Earthquakes



These are some of the things that we do in science:

- Lights and Shadows
- Magnets and Springs
- Teeth and Eating
- Plants