Year 3

Welcome back to the start of a new year at St. George & St. Martin’s Catholic Academy.  I hope everybody has had a safe and happy summer! We are very much looking forward to teaching your children this year.

This term our topic in year 3 is ‘Rainforest Rangers which will be taught through a Creative Curriculum. We began with our Launch Day on Tuesday 11th September, when we joined in with lots of activities including rainforest art work and music.

Here is a taster of what our curriculum will look like this term.


 Class text – Stanley saves the Amazon Rainforest by Tony Frais

  • Reading/comprehension
  • Adventure Stories
  • Explanation texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Shape poems


  • Number – Place value
  • Number – Addition and subtraction
  • Number – Multiplication and division
  • Measurement


  • Belonging—We gather as God’s family
  • Reconciliation
  • Advent


  • Art – Henri Rousseau
  • Art – Collage
  • Plants
  • The water cycle
  • Sound
  • Classification of plants and animals
  • Adaptation of plants and animals
  • Textiles – Types of stitching running stitch/back stitch.
  • Textiles – Applique
  • Map work (Equator, hemispheres, tropics etc.
  • Distribution of rainforests
  • Layers of the rainforest
  • Climate/weather
  • Deforestation