Year 3 – Curriculum Overview
Welcome to the Year 3 page of this website. We use the National Curriculum as a general guide; but allow time for more in depth study, making our curriculum challenging and interesting!
Now that the children are in Key Stage 2 they have the opportunity to take part in many more extracurricular activities such as clubs.
In English the children have many opportunities to expand their vocabulary through a range of reading activities. This assists their ability to write creatively about settings, characters and events. They learn about poetry, reports and play scripts which they then have the chance to perform as part of their speaking and listening.
In Maths we have fun by challenging the children to work with numbers up to 1000, work out calculations in their heads and know their times tables by heart. We also work on fractions, division, solving simple number problems and explaining graphs and charts. Among other things, by the end of the year, the children should be able to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes, recognise right angles and lines of symmetry, and use pounds and pence!
The science topics which include Healthy Eating, Plants, Electricity, Forces and Magnets lend themselves to practical tasks and investigations which encourage the children to predict outcomes and evaluate their work.
The ICT curriculum is really exciting in Year 3. We learn how to combine text and graphics! We introduce the children to databases and communication techniques.
History is based on the first civilisations comparing Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age in Britain with Ancient Egyptians. Pupils use research skills to further their knowledge. The topics give us the opportunity to visit a local museum.
Geography includes map work, studying our local environment and learning about a contrasting country.
Pupils have PE timetabled once per week through which we develop core skills to enable children to become well rounded sportsmen and women as set out in the new National Curriculum.
Children further their skills in Art through collage, painting, drawing and printing. In Design Technology they apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures. Art and DT are linked to the other curriculum areas.
PSHE encourages them to think about friendships and to learn about responsibility.
Long Term Plan