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Year 3 Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a framework used to ensure that teaching and learning is balanced and consistent in key stage 1 and key stage 2.

The National Curriculum sets out the subjects taught as well as the knowledge, skills and understanding required in each subject.  It also provides standards or attainment targets in each subject and these are used by teachers to help measure your child's progress and plan the next steps in their learning.  In accordance with the law, the school curriculum meets all the requirements of the National Curriculum, plus the requirements for Religious Education set out by the local authority.

For further information please refer to the Department For Education National Curriculum.

Year 3 Long Term Curriculum Plan

The table below provides a summary of the Year 3 curriculum for the whole academic year.  Please visit our Curriculum Overviews page for a more detailed breakdown of what will be taught each term.
 

  Autumn Spring Summer
English

Recounts
Persuasive letter writing
Instruction writing
Poetry
Traditional tales

Roman Myths
Sound collector poetry
Diary of a Killer Cat
Recounts

Non-chronological reports
Persuasive leaflets
Shape poems

Maths

Place value
Addition and subtraction
Graphs
Length and perimeter

Multiplication and division
Time
Fractions

Angles and shape
Measure
Calculation strategies

Science

Light and shadow

Rocks and soil
Magnets and Springs

Plants
Animals including humans

Computing
 

Computer systems and networks
Connecting Computers
Programming and sequencing

Data and information
Branching databases
Creating 3D design

Creating Media: Desktop publishing
Programming: microbit


Geography
 
  Volcanoes India: India/UK comparison

History
 
Stone Age to Iron Age Romans Anglo-Saxons

Art & Design
 

Sketching (cave drawings)
Different Mediums (Stone Age tools)

Shape and Pattern (Roman mosaics and shields)
Different Mediums (Volcanoes)

Tapestries and lyres
Anglo-Saxon Art
Using Different Mediums (India Rangoli Pattern, Street art)

Design & Technology (DT)

Structures: Computer aided design Mechanisms: levers and linkages Food: healthy and varied diet

Physical Education
(PE)

Gymnastics: travel and rotation
Dance

Invasion games
Net and wall games

Athletics
Striking and fielding

Languages
(German)

Greetings
Animals

Colours
Numbers

Poems and rhymes
Plurals

Religious Education
(RE)

What makes me me?
Christianity: Christmas

Christianity: Easter Judaism
Physical, Social, Health & Economic Education, (PSHE) including Relationships Education Being Me in my World
Celebrating Difference
Dreams and goals
Healthy Me
Relationships
Changing Me

Music
 

Pitch and pulse
Glockenspiel
Music Around the World

Making music
Music for folk dancing

Playing together
Exploring musical theatre