Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, regrettably we are unable to invite parents into school for a tour of Berkswich CE primary and nursery. We understand that choosing the right setting for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make in your child’s learning journey. With this in mind, we hope to provide you with a range of opportunities to allow you to gain an insight into life as part of our special Berkswich community and the chance to ask questions. We certainly welcome the opportunity to support and reassure you as you organise your child’s first steps into Nursery and Reception. We are offering virtual meetings to provide an opportunity for new parents to meet our headteacher, EYFS leader and teaching staff. This will provide a great opportunity for you to ask questions and find out about our community and learning at Berkswich CE. Your child is a vital part of this process, and so we welcome them to join in with the meeting.

Reception slots

Tuesday 17th November 9am – 10:30am

Tuesday 1st December 3:30- 5:30pm

Tuesday 8th December 9am – 10:30am

Nursery slots

Tuesday 19th January 9am– 10:30am

Tuesday 2nd February 3:30—5:30pm

Tuesday 9th March 9am—10:30 am

To book your ten-minute virtual meeting on one of the following days please call the school office on 01785 337360 or send an email to

Please visit our admissions page to take a closer look at our Nursery and Reception classes, as well as our admissions arrangements. Thank you.

BerkswichCE Primary School

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Year 3

Maths in Year Three


Number - number and place value


Pupils should be taught to:

  • count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number 
  • recognise the place value of each digit in a three-digit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
  • compare and order numbers up to 1000
  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

§  read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words

solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.

Number - addition and subtraction


Pupils should be taught to:

§  add and subtract numbers mentally, including:

§  a three-digit number and ones

§  a three-digit number and tens

§  a three-digit number and hundreds

§  add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction

§  estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers

solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

Number - multiplication and division

Pupils should be taught to:

§  recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables

§  write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods

solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.


Number - fractions

Pupils should be taught to:

§  count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10

§  recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

§  recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

§  recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators

§  add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, 5/7+1/7=6/7]

§  compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

solve problems that involve all of the above.



Pupils should be taught to:

§  measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

§  measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes

§  add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts

§  tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks

§  estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight

§  know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year

compare durations of events [for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks].


Geometry - properties of shapes

Pupils should be taught to:

§  draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D shapes in different orientations and describe them

§  recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn

§  identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle

identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.



Pupils should be taught to:

§  interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

solve one-step and two-step questions [for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.