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
-extending our understanding and knowledge of the Islamic faith
-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
-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