Primary 3M Learning Leaflet

Primary 3 Learning Leaflet

Information for Parents

Term 1


Primary 3 will be focusing on Number Processes and Addition this term. They will be exploring ordering numbers to 100, reading and writing numbers to 100, sequencing numbers to 1000, odd and even numbers and investigating place value. The class will be learning how to add horizontally and vertically within 100 and mentally within 20.

The children will be continuing to learn and consolidate the 2, 5 and 10 times table. Through daily CLIC sessions they will be developing a variety of mental math strategies.


Writing/ Grammar: The class will be using the Big Writing Initial Impact lessons for the first 6 weeks of the term to revise and consolidate the 4 VCOP strategies. The children will be creating a variety of different writing pieces focused on improving and up-levelling their work.

Reading: The class will be focusing on developing their summarising skills through their weekly reading books, library books and non-fiction texts. They will be learning to identify the main sequence of events, retell the story in their own words and select and talk about the main aspects of a text including characters, setting, events and non-fiction facts. Alongside this focus the children will complete weekly comprehension and book detective activities as well as develop their expression and fluency through guided reading sessions.

Talking and Listening: The class will participate in Philosophy this term as part of their talking and listening focus. Philosophy sessions will focus on responding to discussions, learning to make relevant contributions and listening and responding to peer contributions.

Health and Wellbeing

Primary 3 will be focusing on Possession games in P.E this term. This will include participating in a range of ball familiarisation activities including dribbling, passing, catching and throwing. They will be focusing on developing balance and control, gross motor skills and coordination and fluency. The children will be learning to recognise and understand relevant rules and procedures in a game and understand that different activities require different roles.


Our class IDL focus this term is ‘Under the Sea’. The children will be covering a range of social studies and science outcomes. We are very excited to get started on our new topic!

Some of the areas that Primary 3 will be learning about this term include:

  • Under water animals
  • Food chains
  • Habitats
  • Pollution
  • Levels of the ocean
  • Coastguard and lifeboat emergency services
  • Water safety

Additional class information:


  • Homework will be handed out to the class on a Monday and is due on a Friday.
  • The children will be issued with a new reading book on a Monday each week. Reading homework will consist of a ‘talking task’ (from the reading homework grid) to be discussed at home.


  • Primary 3’s P.E days are a Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure P.E kits are in school on these days.

Many thanks,

Miss Mitchell


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