An overview of the curriculum in Year 3


  • Stories from other cultures
  • Adventure and Mystery Stories – Storm
  • Reports
  • Instructions
  • Greek myths and legends
  • Shape Poetry
  • Dialogue and Plays
  • Information texts
  • Poems to Perform
  • Language Play
  • Explanation texts
  • Letter writing
  • Diary writing


  • Using and applying maths (including money, time, puzzles, graphs and patterns)
  • Counting and understanding number (including ordering numbers, fractions and rounding)
  • Knowing and using number facts (including times tables and + – x and divide)
  • Calculating (including further work on the 4 main operations)
  • Understanding shape (including 2D and 3D shapes and their properties, symmetry and right angles)
  • Measuring (understanding units such as litres, millilitres, metres, centimetres etc.)
  • Handling data (including work on bar charts and pictograms.


  • Forces and Magnets
  • Light and Shadow and light sources
  • Animals including humans and their skeletons
  • Rocks and Soils
  • Plants – pollination and the life cycle.


  • Text and graphics
  • Coding
  • Scratch
  • Kodu
  • Explain Everything


Enquiry based learning

  • The Romans and Celts.
  • Ancient Greece
  • Here and There


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Year 3 PE Curriculum overview


  • Singing with the class and within smaller groups
  • Djembe drums (African drums)
  • Learning the 5 main notes on the recorder


  • Religions in our Neighborhood
  • Hinduism
  • Who was Jesus?
  • Signs and symbols
  • Buddhism


They will learn about greetings, musical instruments, numbers, classroom environment, colours, ages, parts of the body, describing yourself, days of the week pets, family, saying what someone is called, the alphabet, where something is, food, dates and birthdays. They will be able to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences*
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing