St Patrick's Catholic Primary School

With Christ as our guide and example we celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.

Together we will try to:

Learn from Jesus,

Love like Jesus,

Live like Jesus

Year 3 - Horse Chestnut

Hello and Welcome to Horse Chestnut Class


Mr Harms is our teacher


Year 3 marks the beginning of KS2, which means the children will be starting to work through the KS2 curriculum, drawing on their prior KS1 knowledge to support them. At the beginning of Year 3, we focus on how we can become confident learners and learn skills such as using a dictionary to check our spellings, finding and using maths equipment to help us solve tricky maths questions and finding and editing errors in our own learning. 


Year 3 also marks an important year for the Catholic children in their journey through the Sacraments. This year they will take part in Reconciliation and some may make their First Holy Communion. These are very special times which will help bring the children closer to God. 

Our Curriculum Map


Throughout Year 3 children explore a number of exciting and interesting topics across all subjects. In Maths, we use previous learning to help us continue to grow in confidence with number facts with a deeper focus of multiplication facts and develop our problem solving and reasoning skills. 

Every English unit is driven by a specific text (e.g. How to wash a woolly mammoth). Through role play, discussion and inference we unpick the text and then complete a big write with a specific writing outcome (e.g. instructional writing). 

We explore new eras in History including the Neolithic Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and consider the impact of the Roman Empire on how we live today. In Science, we learn about Forces and Magnets followed by what foods both animals and humans need to be healthy. 
Our learning in RE follows the God Matter's programme provided by the Diocese of Portsmouth. Together, we learn about the Catholic faith and other world faiths through topics such as Creation, Advent, Lent, and Revelation.



In Year 3, we aim to go on 1 or 2 trips that fit in with our History, Geography or Science Topics. We are hoping this year to go to Roman Fishbourne Palace. We will ensure you are informed with plenty of time of upcoming trips.

If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think we need to know, please contact the school Office either by phone 01252 542511 or email