Year 3 Curriculum





- 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,

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

-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.


Composition: Persuasive writing

-Pupils should continue to have opportunities to write for a range of real purposes and audiences as part of their work across the curriculum.

-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

Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggesting improvements

Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation:

-Use of the forms a or an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel

-Word families based on common words, showing how words are related in form and meaning


-use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (dis, un, mis, re, sub, inter)



- Review 2x, 5, 10xtables

- Secure place value to100

- Mentally add & subtractunits, tens or hundreds to numbersof up to 3digits

- Written column addition& subtraction

- Solve numberproblems, including missingnumber problems



Animals including Humans

-Identify animals including

-Identify the right types and amount of nutrients

-Identify humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles


Homes and Families

-To recognize family groups and groups in society

-To understand the importance of community

-To identify the head of the church family





-Use of running

-Playing competitive games

-Apply attacking and defending skills

-Working as a team

Dance (Studio 19)

-Perform dances using a range of movement patterns



-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 stone age life and compare to life today


Internet Safety

-Select, use and combine a variety of software including the internet

-Use technology safely, respectfully, and responsibility

-Use search technologies effectively

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)


Let Your Spirit Fly (Charanga)

-listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

-use and understand staff and other musical notations

-appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

-develop an understanding of the history of music.


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