Pines (Year 3) Curriculum 

We are learning about lots of different exciting topics in Year 3. Please click on our termly overview to find out more.

Term 1.1 


Spring 1


How to help support your child


Phonics is a method of teaching reading and writing by developing the learners’ phonemic awarenesss. The goal of phonics is to enable beginning readers to decode new written words by sounding them out, or in phonics terms, blending the sound-spelling patterns.
It is important that children are supported with their phonics at home. We recommend spending 5 – 10 minutes each day working together on the different sounds.
There are some great websites available.  Please click on the links and have a go!

ICT Games

Phonics Play


Bug Club is a whole-school reading programme designed for use at Foundation, KS1 and KS2. It is the first phonics-based reading programme to join books with an online reading world to teach  children to read.

All children at Topcliffe have access to a bugclub reading account.

Please speak to your child’s class teacher for their log in details.

Click on the Bug Club image to access the website!


By the end of year 3, children are expected to know their 2x, 3x, 5x and 10x tables.

The website below is a host for lots of different times table games and activities including quizzes and speed tests.


Mathletics is a captivating online learning space providing students with all the tools they need to be successful learners, both in the classroom and beyond. Powerful courses aligned to the various National Curricula of the UK & Ireland, from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 5, matched with dynamic tools and reporting for teachers. Mathletics supports and caters to each teacher’s unique blend of student-driven learning and teacher-led instruction.

Please see your child’s class teacher for their log in details. 

Click here to access the website or download the app onto your tablet.


2 Times Tables Song

3 Times Tables Song

5 Times Tables Song

10 Times Tables Song