Monksmead School

Respect, Reflect, Believe, Succeed

Welcome to Year 3


Teacher: Mrs Moynihan

TAs: Mrs Waller and Mrs Kumar

Summer Term in Year 3 


Welcome back!


I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are feeling refreshed.  I can’t quite believe we’re already in the summer term, time is flying by! We’ve got an exciting term ahead, with lots to look forward to. For a complete list of the curriculum content please refer to the long-term plan; but please read on for a highlight of what is to come.



We will be covering multiplication and division, statistics, fractions and 2D shape.



In English, we will be looking at adventure stories and legends to tie in with St George’s day, writing persuasive letters based on The Day the Crayons Quit and then looking at the non-fiction text Atlas of Adventures.



In our science lessons, we will be learning about Light, before moving on to Plants.



Our topic for the summer term is The Romans. We will be learning all about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. Year 3 will start the term learning about sculptures and move on to mechanisms.


Year Three will now have their PE lessons every Thursday morning and Friday afternoon.  This term, we will be covering gymnastics and rounders, followed by athletics.



Our PSHE theme for this term is health and well-being. This will include lessons on physical and mental health, growing and changing and keeping safe. In RE this term the class will learn about Hinduism.


Homework will be handed out every Wednesday and expected back in on the Monday.


Children will continue to read to an adult on their designated day.  Their books will be changed on that day provided that they have read them with an adult at home.  Please continue to read at home with your child and sign the reading record provided.


If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. 


Mrs Moynihan

Year 3 Summer Timetable 2024

Reading in KS2

In KS2 children have daily whole-class reading lessons.  At Monksmead, we use VIPERS from Literacy Shed Comprehension Plus to help structure the learning and ensure that all key skills are being learnt.    

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.  The 6 domains focus on the comprehension aspect of reading and not the mechanics: decoding, fluency, prosody etc.  As such, VIPERS is not a reading scheme but rather a method of ensuring that teachers ask, and students are familiar with, a range of questions.  They allow the teacher to track the type of questions asked and the children’s responses to these which allows for targeted questioning afterwards.


To support the children in accurately answering comprehension questions, we use A.P.E.   This stands for 'Answer', ' Prove it' and 'Explain it'.

Science Knowledge Organisers  - Spring 2024


Click on the images below to enlarge the knowledge organiser for the individual topic area.