Year 3

Year 3’s Mission Statement, 2017-18

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

Year 3 Literacy and Language Overview

 Unit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5Unit 6
Main grammar focus for the unitAdverbs and adverbials.
Inverted commas.
Headings and subheadings.
Adverbs of time.Determiners 'a' and 'an'.
Adverbs and adverbials.
Prefixes.Adverbs and word families.
Perfect tense.
Fiction text/sSand Wizards by Jon Blake (a story with a familiar setting)A Tune Of Lies by Lou Kuenzler (a playscript)A Tale Of Two Robots by Roy Apps (a science fiction/fantasy story)'Water-cycle' by Andrew Fusek Peters (a poem)Smash and Grab! by John Dougherty (a mystery story)The Enchantress of the Sands by Jamila Gavin (a folktale)
Non-fiction text/s'Your A to Z Holiday Guide'
'Which Holiday?' (information texts)
'How to Make a One-string Guitar' (an instruction text)'Nose in a Book or Eyes on the Game?'
'How Long Should Break Be?' (discussion texts)
'Where Does Water Come From?' (an explanation text)'Wanted: A New Planet!' (a non-chronological report)'Jamila Gavin - Biography'
'Jamila Gavin - Autobiography' (a biography and auto-biography)
Suggestions for wider reading

Year 3 Mathematics Plan

Each unit is a two-week block of work. Three weeks are left free for assessments.
Unit 1: Place value and ordering (1)Unit 2: Addition and subtraction (1)Unit 3: Shapes and patternsUnit 4: Measures (1)Unit 5: Multiplication and division (1)Unit 6: Fractions and time (1)
Unit 7: Patterns and numberUnit 8: Shape and symmetry (1)Unit 9: CalculationsUnit 10: Measures (2)Unit 11: Multiplication and division (2)Unit 12: Addition and subtraction (2)
Unit 13: Shape and symmetry (2)Unit 14: Measures (3)Unit 15: Multiplication and division (3)Unit 16: Fractions and time (2)Unit 17: Numbers and calculationsUnit 18: Position, movement and angle

Year 3 Curriculum Grid: 2016-17

Term/SubjectAutumn 1
(8 weeks)
Autumn 2
(7 weeks)
Spring 1
(6 weeks)
Spring 2
(5 weeks)
Summer 1
(7 weeks)
Summer 2
(7 weeks)
ScienceWhat do rocks tell us about the way the Earth was formed?Are you attractive enough?How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?How did that blossom become an apple?How far can you throw your shadow?Consolidation and assessment
HistoryHas Greece Always Been in the News?Who first lived in Britain?Was Titus Salt a hero or villain?How did the Victorians help to shape Gomersal and where did all the mills go?
GeographyWhat makes the Earth angry?Why do people go to the Mediterranean?
Creative ArtsMake a working volcano (DT)Greek Vases (DT)Mediterranean food festival (DT)Cave Art (Art)L.S. Lowry and David Hockney – Images of Bradford (Art)Watercolours of different blossoms (Art)
Music (Charanga)Let Your Spirit FlyHo Ho HoGlockenspiel Stage 2Benjamin Britten – There was a MonkeyThree Little BirdsReflect, Rewind and Replay
REHow are beliefs expressed through art?ChristmasWhat do creation stories tell us about our world?EasterWhat does it mean to be a Jew?What do Christians believe about a good life?
ComputingIntroduction to networksProgramming sequences in
robots and roamers
Spreadsheets, formulae and graphsSafely using IT to communicateCreating programsScratch programming
FrenchCounting, greetings, classroom instructions, giving names, giving ages and coloursFrench Christmas and La ReveillerNames of fruit, days of the week, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Shrove TuesdayMonths of the year and Easter traditionsAt the seaside, the alphabet, 'L'ours Brun Dis-moi' and farm animalsConsolidation and revision