Year 3 Curriculum




Guided Reading and Comprehension:

- Use knowledge to read‘exception’ words

- Apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes

- Listen to and discussing a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks,

Increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally

- Discuss words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination,

- Checking that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context,

- Ask questions to improve their understanding of a text

- Draw inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence

- Predict what might happen

- Summarise main ideas

- Identify how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning.


Composition: Poetry

- discussing writing similar to that which they are planning to write in order to understand and learn from its structure, vocabulary and grammar

- composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue),

- progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures

- read aloud their own writing, to a group or the whole class, using appropriate intonation and controlling the tone and volume so that the meaning is clear.

Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation:

- prepositions

- adverbs

- adjectives


- Suffix (ation)

- Suffix (ly)

- Suffix (double consonants)

- Suffix (sure, ture and ch)



- Subtract numbers mentally, including; a three-digit number and ones, a three-digit number and tens, a three-digit number and hundreds

- 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.

- 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.


Physics – Light

· Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light

· Notice that light is reflected from surfaces

· Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes

· Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object

· Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change


Baptism and Advent

· To identify signs used in Baptism.

· To understand the importance of Baptism.

· To know the meaning of advent.




Bench ball and Hockey

Use of running, dribbling and passing

Playing competitive games

Apply attacking and defending skills

Working as a team


The Iron and Bronze Age

Changes in Britain from Stone age to Iron age

Placing time studied on a time line

Use historical dates and terms

Find out about everyday Iron and Bronze Age life and compare to life today

Identify reasons for and results of peoples actions

Use a range of sources to find out about the period

Design &


Making Healthy Pizza

Understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

Prepare and cook a savoury dish

Evaluate their products


To improve their mastery of art techniques (pencil and charcoal drawing) linked to physics light learning.


Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

perform in an ensemble contexts, using their voices with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression


Meet the family

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar material