Year 3 Curriculum




Reading and Comprehension:

- Use knowledge to read‘exception’ words

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

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

- Using dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read

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

- Identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books,

- Preparing poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing Understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action,

- Discussing 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,

- Asking questions to improve their understanding of a text,

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

- Predicting what might happen,

- Summarising main ideas,

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

- Skimming and scanning

- Retrieving information


Composition: Recounts and Non-Chronological Reports

Non-fiction: tenses, writing in the first person, organising paragraphs around a theme, time connection, subordinate clauses, descriptive language

Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation:

tenses, commands, prepositions, word classes


Prefixes: re, sub and inter

Suffixes : ly, sure, ation, tion


- Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes needed to join letters and understand which letters are best left un-joined,

- Increase legibility, consistency and quality of handwriting.



-recognise and find equivalent fractions.


-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].


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


Islamic Week

-extending our understanding and knowledge of the Islamic faith

Walsingham Pilgrimage

-explore knowledge and understanding of the Eucharist of the Mass




Forces and Magnets

-compare how things move on different surfaces

-notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

-observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

-compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

-describe magnets as having 2 poles

-predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing


Football and Athletics

-Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.

-Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

-Takes part in adventurous activity which challenges the individuals fitness.

-Hand eye co-ordination



- locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

-Use maps and atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and major cities in Europe

Design &


Pencil cases

-Make and evaluate

-Select from and use a wider range of tools, equipment, materials and components to make a functional pencil case

-Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to assess their works.


Chapter2 and 3 Minimus

Listening: Understand a few familiar spoken words and phrases

Speaking: Say and repeat single words and short simple phrases

Reading: Recognise and read out a few familiar words and phrases

Writing: Write or copy simple words or symbols correctly