Year 3 Curriculum




Reading and Comprehension: (George’s Marvellous Medicine)

- 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.

- Summarise main ideas.

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

- Skimming and scanning.

- Retrieving information.


Composition: Biographies and autobiographies

Biographies: tenses, writing in the third person, organising paragraphs around a theme

Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation:

Conjunctions, main clauses and subordinate clauses.


sure, ture and ch


s as sc


- 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.



- Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know and using mental and progression to formal written methods.

- Add and subtract numbers up to three digits using formal written methods of column addition and subtraction

- Add and subtract number mentally, 3 digit and ones, 3 digits and tens, 3 digits and hundreds

- Solve problems including missing number problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

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


- Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

- Solve one-step and two-step questions using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.


Rocks and Fossils (Biology)

-Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis on their appearance and some simple physical properties.

-Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within a rock.

-Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic material.

Working Scientifically

-Ask relevant questions, and use different types of investigation to answer them.

-Make systematic and careful observations and take measurements.

-Gather, record and present data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.

-Report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays and presentations of results or conclusion.,

-Use results to draw conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.

-Identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.


Being a Christian

-Make links between religious stories and belief when looking at The Good Samaritan and other parables

-Show understanding of the importance of stillness and quiet during times of reflection

-Use a developing religious vocabulary to give reasons for religious actions and symbols

-Compare their own and other peoples’ ideas about questions that are difficult to answer

-Make links to show how feelings and beliefs affect their behaviour and that of others





-Land safely when jumping.

-Link jumps in a sequence.

-Explore a variety of jumps.


-Develop skipping techniques with control and balance.


World History: Egyptians

Achievements of the earliest civilisations: Ancient Egypt

Core knowledge:

When was this period in history?

Who were the Ancient Egyptians?

What was life like in Ancient Egypt?

What was the importance of the ritual of mummification in Ancient Egypt?

What is the importance of Tutankhamun?

How does Egyptian writing compare to modern day writing?

How do the powers of different Egyptian gods compare?

How is Howard Carter, from Swaffham, linked to Ancient Egypt?

Possible project pathways:

- A guided research project based on any chosen aspect of Ancient Egypt.

Chronological understanding:

- Place the time studied on a time line.

- Use dates and terms related to the study unit and passing of time.

Range and depth of historical knowledge:

- Find out about everyday lives of people in time studied and compare with our life today,

Historical enquiry:

- Select and record information relevant to the study,

- Begin to use the library and internet for research.


Word Processing Skills

-Retrieve and save documents.

- Create digital content.

-Change case from upper to lower.

-Align text.

-Use bullet points and numbering.

Design &


Pencil cases

-Use research to inform the design of an innovative functional and appealing pencil case which is fit for purpose.

-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.


Egyptian Art

-To use sketch books to record observations

-To improve their mastery of art techniques including, drawing, painting and sculptures with a range of materials


Perform using their voices with fluency control and expression

Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds

Understand staff and other musical notations

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high quality music drawn from different traditions and from great composers

Develop and understanding of the history of music


Chapter 2 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