Welcome to Year 3!

Our Curriculum Map

Reading

  • Use knowledge to read ‘exception’ words
  • Read range of fiction & non-fiction
  • Use dictionaries to check meaning
  • Prepare poems & plays to perform
  • Check own understanding of reading
  • Draw inferences & make predictions
  • Retrieve & record information from non-fiction books
  • Discuss reading with others

Writing

  • Use prefixes & suffixes in spelling
  • Use dictionary to confirm spellings
  • Write simple dictated sentences
  • Use handwriting joins appropriately
  • Plan to write based on familiar forms
  • Rehearse sentences orally for writing
  • Use varied rich vocabulary
  • Create simple settings & plot
  • Assess effectiveness of own and others’ writing

Grammar

  • Use range of conjunctions
  • Use perfect tense
  • Use range of nouns & pronouns
  • Use time connectives
  • Introduce speech punctuation
  • Know language of clauses

Speaking & Listening

  • Give structured descriptions
  • Participate activity in conversation
  • Consider & evaluate different viewpoints

Number/Calculation

  • Learn 3, 4 & 8x tables
  • Secure place value to 100
  • Mentally add & subtract units, tens or hundreds to numbers of up to 3 digits
  • Written column addition & subtraction
  • Solve number problems, including multiplication & simple division and missing number problems
  • Use commutativity to help calculations

Geometry & Measures

  • Measure & calculate with metric measures
  • Measure simple perimeter
  • Add/subtract using money in context
  • Use Roman numerals up to XII; tell time
  • Calculate using simple time problems
  • Draw 2-d / Make 3-d shapes
  • Identify and use right angles
  • Identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines

Fractions

  • Use & count in tenths
  • Recognise, find & write fractions
  • Recognise some equivalent fractions
  • Add/subtract fractions up to <1
  • Order fractions with common denominator

Data

  • Interpret bar charts & pictograms

Biology

  • Plants, incl. parts, lifecycle and requirements for life
  • Animals: skeletons & nutrition

Chemistry

  • Classification of rock types
  • Simple understanding of fossilisation

Physics

  • Sources of light; shadows & reflections
  • Simple forces, including magnetism

Themes

  • Animals Including Humans, Plants, Rocks, Light, Forces and Magnets

Computing

  • Design & write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately

Art & Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects & designers

Themes

  • Drawing and painting, Collage, 3D.

Design Technology

  • Use research & criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Themes

  • Packaging, Sandwich Snacks, Moving Monsters

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)

Broader History Study

  • Earliest ancient civilisations, i.e. – Ancient Sumer;
  • Indus Valley;
  • Ancient Egypt; or
  • Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Broader History Study

  • A local history study, e.g.
  • A depth study linked to a studied period
  • A study over a period of time
  • A post-1066 study of relevant local history

Themes

  • Ancient Egypt, Local History Study – Alsager

Geography

  • Locate world’s countries, focussing on Europe & Americas focus on key physical & human features
  • Study a region of the UK (not local area)
  • Use 8 points of compass, symbols & keys
  • Describe & understand climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle, settlements, trade links, etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure & record

Themes

  • Study of a contrasting locality – Llandudno

Music

  • Use voice & instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise & compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live & recorded music
  • Begin to develop understanding of history

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Listen & engage, ask & answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words & phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems & rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary

Expressing meaning

The Bible

Beliefs teaching and sources

Jesus the Healer, Christmas, Perspectives

Practice and ways of life

Jewish Celebrations

Identity diversity and belonging

The Wider Church

Values and commitments

Islam –Allah

Meaning purpose and truth

Specific Focus- Descriptions of God

Literacy

Reading

  • Use knowledge to read ‘exception’ words
  • Read range of fiction & non-fiction
  • Use dictionaries to check meaning
  • Prepare poems & plays to perform
  • Check own understanding of reading
  • Draw inferences & make predictions
  • Retrieve & record information from non-fiction books
  • Discuss reading with others

Writing

  • Use prefixes & suffixes in spelling
  • Use dictionary to confirm spellings
  • Write simple dictated sentences
  • Use handwriting joins appropriately
  • Plan to write based on familiar forms
  • Rehearse sentences orally for writing
  • Use varied rich vocabulary
  • Create simple settings & plot
  • Assess effectiveness of own and others’ writing

Grammar

  • Use range of conjunctions
  • Use perfect tense
  • Use range of nouns & pronouns
  • Use time connectives
  • Introduce speech punctuation
  • Know language of clauses

Speaking & Listening

  • Give structured descriptions
  • Participate activity in conversation
  • Consider & evaluate different viewpoints
Numeracy

Number/Calculation

  • Learn 3, 4 & 8x tables
  • Secure place value to 100
  • Mentally add & subtract units, tens or hundreds to numbers of up to 3 digits
  • Written column addition & subtraction
  • Solve number problems, including multiplication & simple division and missing number problems
  • Use commutativity to help calculations

Geometry & Measures

  • Measure & calculate with metric measures
  • Measure simple perimeter
  • Add/subtract using money in context
  • Use Roman numerals up to XII; tell time
  • Calculate using simple time problems
  • Draw 2-d / Make 3-d shapes
  • Identify and use right angles
  • Identify horizontal, vertical, perpendicular and parallel lines

Fractions

  • Use & count in tenths
  • Recognise, find & write fractions
  • Recognise some equivalent fractions
  • Add/subtract fractions up to <1
  • Order fractions with common denominator

Data

  • Interpret bar charts & pictograms
Science

Biology

  • Plants, incl. parts, lifecycle and requirements for life
  • Animals: skeletons & nutrition

Chemistry

  • Classification of rock types
  • Simple understanding of fossilisation

Physics

  • Sources of light; shadows & reflections
  • Simple forces, including magnetism

Themes

  • Animals Including Humans, Plants, Rocks, Light, Forces and Magnets
Computing

Computing

  • Design & write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
  • Use logical reasoning
  • Understand computer networks
  • Use internet safely and appropriately
  • Collect and present data appropriately
Art & Design Tech

Art & Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
  • Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting and sculpture with varied materials
  • Learn about great artists, architects & designers

Themes

  • Drawing and painting, Collage, 3D.

Design Technology

  • Use research & criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
  • Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
  • Evaluate existing products and improve own work
  • Use mechanical systems in own work
  • Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Themes

  • Packaging, Sandwich Snacks, Moving Monsters
PE

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
  • Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance & athletics
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests
  • Swimming proficiency at 25m (KS1 or KS2)
History

Broader History Study

  • Earliest ancient civilisations, i.e. – Ancient Sumer;
  • Indus Valley;
  • Ancient Egypt; or
  • Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Broader History Study

  • A local history study, e.g.
  • A depth study linked to a studied period
  • A study over a period of time
  • A post-1066 study of relevant local history

Themes

  • Ancient Egypt, Local History Study – Alsager
Geography

Geography

  • Locate world’s countries, focussing on Europe & Americas focus on key physical & human features
  • Study a region of the UK (not local area)
  • Use 8 points of compass, symbols & keys
  • Describe & understand climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, water cycle, settlements, trade links, etc.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure & record

Themes

  • Study of a contrasting locality – Llandudno
Music

Music

  • Use voice & instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
  • Improvise & compose music
  • Listen with attention to detail
  • Appreciate wide range of live & recorded music
  • Begin to develop understanding of history
MFL

Modern Foreign Languages

  • Listen & engage, ask & answer questions
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation
  • Show understanding of words & phrases
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems & rhymes
  • Broaden vocabulary
R.E

Expressing meaning

The Bible

Beliefs teaching and sources

Jesus the Healer, Christmas, Perspectives

Practice and ways of life

Jewish Celebrations

Identity diversity and belonging

The Wider Church

Values and commitments

Islam –Allah

Meaning purpose and truth

Specific Focus- Descriptions of God

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