Year 3


For more information about Year 3’s curriculum please speak to Mrs Keeling.

Lower Key Stage 2: English – Cycle A

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Stories with a MoralPlay Scripts- The WitchesFantasyFree Verse- List PoemsMystery‘Just so’ stories
PersuasionInstructionsBiographyInformation Texts- Dictionaries, Thesauruses and DirectoriesExplanationsNon-Chronological Reports

Lower Key Stage 2: English – Cycle B

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Stories with a DilemmaFree Verse- Poetry on a themeNarrative VersePlay Scripts- Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryStories with a Historical Setting- The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeStories from Other Cultures- The Firework Maker’s Daughter
Recounts- Personal RecountsExplanationsInformation Texts- GuidesPersuasionJournalistic WritingAutobiography

Year 3 Mathematics Plan

Revised: September 2017, based on the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work.
 Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8Week 9Week 10Week 11Week 12
AutumnNumber: Place ValueAddition and subtractionNumber: Multiplication and DivisionConsolidation
SpringNumber: Multiplication and DivisionMeasurement: MoneyStatisticsMeasurement: Length and PerimeterNumber: FractionsConsolidation
SummerNumber: FractionsMeasurement: TimeGeometry: Properties of ShapesMeasurement: Mass and CapacityConsolidation

Lower Key Stage 2: Foundation Subjects – Cycle A

A two-year cycle of topics for Years 3 & 4. Each block consists of 9 weeks.
Cycle A commences September 2017.
Cycle B commences September 2018.
Cycle A
9 week blocks
HistoryGeographyArtDT
Block 1: September to NovemberAmerican HistoryAmerican Geography/America TodayAndy Warhol & Pop Art
Theme WeekPeace Week (spirituality, mindfulness etc.)
Block 2: December to FebruaryRomansMosaicsMosaics
Theme WeekArtist Study Week
Block 3: February to MayRivers & Water cycle
Will you ever see the water you drink again?
Water colours
Theme WeekFair Trade Week
Block 4: May to JulyAncient EgyptClay: Canopic Jars

Lower Key Stage 2: Foundation Subjects – Cycle B

A two-year cycle of topics for Years 3 & 4. Each block consists of 9 weeks.
Cycle A commences September 2017.
Cycle B commences September 2018.
Cycle B
9 week blocks
HistoryGeographyArtDT
Block 1: September to NovemberWhat make the Earth angry?
(Earthquakes, Volcanoes etc.)
Make a volcano
Theme WeekTime Travellers
Block 2: December to FebruaryStone Age to Iron AgeCave Drawings
Theme WeekFinance Week
Block 3: February to MayBrazil & Rainforests (South-American study)Carnival & Mardi Gras
Theme WeekHealthy Living
Block 4: May – JulyLocal History: Titus SaltPortraits

Lower Key Stage 2: Foundation Subjects

A two-year cycle of topics for Years 3 & 4. These units are active for each half term.
Science, Computing, French and Music are not cyclical, with each year group receiving different teaching.
The PE curriculum covers broad topics with teaching differing between Years 3 & 4, although the context is shared.
RE Cycle A commences September 2017 with Cycle B following in September 2018.
TermScience: Year 3Science: Year 4Computing: Year 3Computing: Year 4French: Year 3French: Year 4Music: Year 3Music: Year 4PERE: Cycle ARE: Cycle B
Autumn 1How Plants GrowCircuits and ConductorsProgramming sequences in
robots and roamers
Computing – Programming complex sequences with robotsGetting to Know YouAll Around TownLet Your Spirit FlyClarinets (with Mrs Bell from Musica Kirklees)Gymnastics & SwimmingWhat faiths make up our community and how can we ensure that everyone belongs?How are beliefs expressed through arts?
Autumn 2Health and MovementChanging SoundIntroduction to block programmingFurther Programming in ScratchAll About MeOn The MoveGlockenspiel Stage 1Dance & SwimmingWhat is the importance of light at Advent and Christmas?How is Advent a time of preparation and hope?
Spring 1Rocks, Fossils and SoilsEating and DigestionIntroduction to networksFood Glorious FoodWhere in the World?Three Little BirdsGames & SwimmingWho can inspire us?What do creation stories tell us about our world?
Spring 2Living In EnvironmentsDesktop PublishingDoing more with formulaeFamily and FriendsThe Dragon SongOutdoor Games & SwimmingWhat is the importance of Lent as a period of preparation?What is the significance of the story of Palm Sunday?
Summer 1Light and ShadowStates of MatterSpreadsheets, formulae and graphsCoding in KoduOur SchoolWhat’s the Time?Bringing Us TogetherAthletics & SwimmingWhat words of wisdom guide us?What does it mean to be a Jew?
Summer 2Forces and MagnetsScientists and InventorsIntroduction to ScratchMultimedia Presentations: Comic StripsTimeHolidays and HobbiesReflect, Rewind and ReplayDance & Swimming