Year 3 Curriculum




Reading and Comprehension:

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

- predicting what might happen from details stated and implied

- identifying main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these

- identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning

participate in discussion about both books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say.


Composition: Letters

Non-fiction: to know the layout of a non-fiction text, paragraphs, to have a clear purpose for their writing,extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although, choosing nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition

Grammar, vocabulary and punctuation:

Contractions and present perfect


Possessive apostrophes


- 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.



-count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10

-recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

-recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

-recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators

-add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole

-compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators

-solve problems that involve all of the above.



- hear, read and explore the Gospel accounts of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and the transformation of the disciples.

-know that the coming of the Holy Spirit is fulfilled at Pentecost and this marks the beginning of the Church




Tennis and Football

-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

-play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending



- 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.


Georgia O’Keffe

-record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

-improve their mastery of art techniques, including drawing and painting witha range of materials

- learn about a famous artist in history.



Chapter 2 Minimus Food Glorious Food

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