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Year 3

In Year 3 we continue to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum that allows for creative thinking and the development of independent skills. We aim to teach this through a range of fun and exciting activities, which underpin the learning of key skills across the curriculum. 


Year 3 Curriculum

Below is the curriculum for Year 3. This has been broken down by subjects and then by half-terms:

Summer Half-Term 1:

Year Group Information

Class 3E

Teacher: Mrs Evans

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Lamb and Mrs Ogden

PE: Monday and Tuesday

Field: Monday and Tuesday

Music: Tuesday morning


Class 3HM

Teacher: Miss Hart and Miss Moreland

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Partington

PE: Monday and Tuesday

Field: Monday and Tuesday

Music: Tuesday morning

Class 3B

Teachers: Mrs Bowen

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hughes

PE: Monday and Tuesday

Field: Monday and Tuesday

Music: Tuesday morning




Only One You! (2 weeks) Blast from the Past (Autumn 1)

Quality Text: 'Only One You' and 'Tilly and the Time machine'

At the beginning of the year, we will be concentrating on developing a growth mindset and sharing what is unique about us through our quality text 'Only One You'. We will then begin to explore natural disasters, in particular volcanoes, linking to our Science theme on rocks and fossils. The children will extend their knowledge through reading non-fiction texts, including 'I Wonder Why Volcanoes blow their tops'. During this half term, there is a large focus upon place value, as this underpins the children's understanding of key mathematical concepts. Maths then moves on to focus upon addition and subtraction.

Blast from the Past continued  (Autumn 2)

Quality Text: 'Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit

In Autumn 2, we continue our 'Blast from the Past' theme, focusing upon the Romans. The children learn about why the Romans came to Britain and what they did for our country. Towards the end of the term, we will have a Roman day, which allows the children to embed their knowledge and experiences. The quality text, 'Escape from Pompeii' is set during Roman times and re-tells the tragic story of Mount Vesuvius' eruption. Their knowledge of natural disasters aids the children in writing their own disaster stories. In Maths, this half-term, the children continue their work on calculations and then move onto multiplication. In Science, the children continue their knowledge of rocks and fossils.

Road Trip  (Spring 1)

Quality Text: 'Diary of a Killer Cat' by Anne Fine

During this half term, there is a strong Geography focus. The children study the physical and human geography of the UK and different European countries. The children begin to name and locate major cities, counties and rivers in England through the use of an atlas. They also describe some of the key mountain ranges and coastlines. In English, we focus on writing recounts. We will be focusing on division linked to multiplication and solving money problems during this half term. In Science, the children develop their knowledge of forces and magnets.

Enchanted!(Spring 2)

Quality Text: 'Jack and the Beanstalk'

During this theme, the children work hard to write their own play. The children look at a range of texts based upon the traditional tale and identify the features of a typical pantomime. The children explore a variety of playscripts and learn how to write their own. They select what they want to include in their performance and have the opportunity to decide upon the songs, scenery and costumes they wish to include. In addition to this, the children look at plants in Science. As we approach Easter, the children look at the Easter story and consider how Easter makes them feel. In Maths,  we will be working on statistics, length and perimeter.

Wings and Warriors   (Summer 1)

Quality Text: 'The Egg' by M.P. Robertson 

During this half term, the children enhance their understanding of the history of England. The children participate in their own invasions to demonstrate the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England, creating their own shields and Viking longboats, in preparation. 'The Egg' provides the children with a range of creative writing opportunities and provides a fantastic model for the children to learn and adapt to create their own egg stories. Some children will attend the optional Year 3 residential camping trip, where they participate in adventurous and outdoor activities. In Maths, the children develop their fraction knowledge, before moving onto time. In Science, the children investigate light.

Whole School theme (Summer 2)

Quality Text: TBC

The children will consider what it means to be healthy - physically, mentally and emotionally. The children will start their swimming sessions in Summer 2 and will develop their skills in competitive games and take part in Sports Day. In Maths, this half term, the children will focus upon shape, mass and capacity. In Science, the children develop their knowledge of animals including humans.

Click here for our year group overview

Home Tasks 

In Year 3, we expect the children to read at home with an adult 3 times a week. Each read should be recorded in their Reading Record.

We aim to provide children with a range of homework activities to prepare for or consolidate their classroom learning.  One piece of homework is set each week. This will have a Maths, English or topic focus. Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be completed by the following Tuesday, unless otherwise instructed.

In addition to this, the children will have a weekly spelling test, which normally takes place on a Friday morning. It is important that the children know how to spell these words, can recognise any spelling patterns and understand their definitions so they can apply them into their writing. 

Multiplication table knowledge is essential as a building block for all maths skills. We expect the children to know their 10, 5, 2, 4, 8 and 3 times tables by the end of Year 3. It is important that the children take time to learn these at home.


Curriculum Map

In Year 3 we cover a broad and balanced curriculum, in order to develop well-rounded individuals. Below you will find copies of the curriculum maps, for both the core and foundation subjects, showing what the children are expected to know by the end of Year 3. 

Home Learning - March 2020  

For those children who will be completing home learning, please find attached a variety of activities for the children to complete.

The activities have been broken down into the different areas of the curriculum (maths, reading, writing and theme). Exercise books have been provided for all children to complete their home learning activities. Some of the activities set by the year group will be web based game and will be activities that do not need to be put into books. There is no expectation for parents to print out any work that children are given.

During each week, the following will be provided: 

4 x Maths activities 

2 x SPAG activities

1 x Pobble picture writing stimulus 

1 x Author write/free write 

1 x Reading comprehension 

3 x Theme activities via Purple Mash 

Alongside this, children will be encouraged to read at least 3 times a week. These can be books from home and e-books from ‘Oxford Owl’ appropriate for their age. 

David Walliams Audio Book:

Children should also complete TT Rockstars and use the Nononsense Spelling Strategies to learn the Year 3 / 4 word list as appropriate for your child’s year group and recap the spelling patterns stuck in the yellow reading diaries. 

If you have any queries regarding any of the activities throughout the week, please contact the Year 3 team via e-mail: and one of us will get back to you.