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Year 3

Curriculum Overview – Year 3





  • Use knowledge to read 'exception'
  • Read range of fiction & non-fiction
  • Use dictionaries to check meaning
  • Prepare poems & plays to perform
  • Check own understanding of reading
  • Draw inferences & make predictions
  • Retrieve & record information from non-fiction books
  • Discuss reading with others



  • Use prefixes & suffixes in spelling words
  • Use dictionary to confirm spellings
  • Write simple dictated sentences
  • Use handwriting joins appropriately
  • Plan to write 'based on familiar forms
  • Rehearse sentences orally for writing
  • Use varied rich vocabulary
  • Create simple settings & plot
  • Assess effectiveness of own and others' writing



  • Use range of conjunctions
  • Use perfect tense
  • Use range of nouns & pronouns
  • Use time connectives
  • Introduce speech punctuation
  • Know language of clauses


 Speaking and Listening

  • Give structured descriptions
  • Participate activity in conversation
  • Consider & evaluate different viewpoints




Number and Calculation

  • Know 3, 4 and 8x tables
  • Secure place value to 100
  • Mentally add and subtract units, tens of hundreds of numbers of up to 3 digits
  • Written column addition and subtraction
  • Solve number problems, including multiplication and simple division and missing number
  • Use commutativity to help calculations


 Geometry and Measures

  • Measure and calculate with metric measures
  • Measure simple perimeter
  • Add/subtract using money in context
  • Roman numerals up to XII; tell time
  • Calculate using simple time problems
  • Draw 2D and make 3D shapes
  • Identify and use right angles
  • Identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines



  • Use and count in tenths
  • Recognise, find and write a fraction
  • Recognise some equivalent fractions
  • Add/subtract fractions up to <1
  • Order fractions with common denominator



  • Interpret charts and pictograms





  • Plants: parts, lifecycle and requirements for life
  • Animals: skeletons and nutrition



  • Classification of rock types
  • Simple understanding of fossilisation



  • Sources of light; shadows and reflection
  • Simple forces, including magnetism




 British History 9taught chronologically)

  • Stone Age to Iron Age Britain, including hunter-gatherers and early farmers, bronze age religion, technology and travel and iron age hill forts


 Broader Study

  • A local history study, for example a depth study linked to a studied period, a study over a period of time or a post-1066 study of a relevant period in local history


  Art and Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about a range of artists, craftsmen and designers



  • Design and write computer programs to achieve specific goals, including problem solving
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Safe and appropriate use of the Internet and World Wide Web
  • Organise, store, retrieve and manipulate data
  • Collect and present data appropriately


 Design and Technology

  • Use research criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality, prepare and cook mainly savoury dishes


 Modern Languages

  • Listen and engage
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words and phrases
  • Appreciate songs, poems and rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary



  • Locate the world’s countries, focussing on Europe and the Americas. Focus of key physical and human features
  • Study a region of the UK(not local area)
  • Use eight points of the compass, symbols and keys
  • Describe and understand climates, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, settlements, trade links etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record



  • Use voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise and compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live and recorded music


Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility and control in gym, dance and athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m


Religious Education

  • Continue to follow the locally-agreed syllabus for RE

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