Take a look at our Year 3 curriculum:


Number and place value

  • Numbers to 1 000
  • Number patterns
  • Counting in fours, eights, tens, fifties and hundreds


  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication by 3, 4 and 8
  • Multiplying two-digit numbers
  • Division by 3, 4 and 8
  • Word problems


  • Drawing and reading picture graphs
  • Drawing and reading bar graphs

Fractions, decimals and percentages

  • Counting in tenths
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Comparing fractions
  • Sharing more than one
  • Finding the fraction of a number


  • Right angles
  • Making turns
  • Finading angles
  • Perpendicular and parallel lines
  • Two-dimensional shapes
  • Three-dimensional shapes


  • Lengths in cm, m and km
  • Reading mass from scales
  • Volume and capacity in ml and litres
  • Measuring and calculating perimeter


  • Telling the time
  • Measuring and comparing time in seconds, minutes and hours
  • Changing minutes to seconds
  • Changing seconds to minutes
  • Finding number of days



  • Application of growing knowledge of prefixes, suffixes and root words
  • Extension of sentences with more than one clause by using a wide range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • Use of conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause
  • Use of the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the simple past tense
  • Use and punctuation of direct speech
  • Continuation of use of nouns (proper and common)


  • Focus on root words with prefixes and suffixes as well as commonly misspelt words including homophones
  • Spell words that are commonly misspelt


  • Identification of main ideas from paragraphs and summarising
  • Formation of opinion of motivation
  • Retrieve and record key information from non-fiction texts

Spoken Language

  • Articulation and justification of answers, arguments and opinions
  • Read exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound and where these occur in the word
  • Use of intonation, tone, volume and action in spoken dialogue
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of standard English


  • Use diagonal and horizontal strokes to link letters, understanding which letters are best left not joined
  • Increase quality, legibility and consistency of their handwriting

Written Composition

  • Draft and write by organising ideas around themes into paragraphs, subheadings and headings.
  • Draft and write narratives using characters, settings and plots
  • Progressively use a varied and rich vocabulary and increasing range of sentence structures


Unit 1 – Plants

  1. Plants are living things.
  2. Life cycle of plants.
  3. Parts of a plant – Roots, Stem, Leaves.
  4. Seed Germination.
  5. Growth in plants – Favourable and unfavourable conditions.
  6. Plants we grow for food.

Unit 2 – Life Processes

  1. What is living?
  2. Alive, not alive or Never been alive.
  3. The Life Processes- Movement, Growth, Nutrition and Reproduction.
  4. Hibernation
  5. Sorting living things.
  6. Life cycles.

Unit 3 – Keeping Healthy

  1. Balanced Diet.
  2. Vitamins and Minerals.
  3. Energy.
  4. Food and Health.
  5. Active and Inactive.
  6. Keeping your heart healthy.

Unit 4 – The senses

  1. The human senses.
  2. Sight.
  3. Touch.
  4. Hearing.
  5. Taste.
  6. Smell.

Unit 5 – Material Properties

  1. Describing properties.
  2. Sorting materials: Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams.
  3. Reflective Materials.
  4. Magnetic Materials.
  5. Absorbent and waterproof materials.
  6. Hard and soft materials.
  7. Materials for a purpose.

Unit 6 – Forces and Motion

  1. Push and Pull.
  2. Weight, mass and force.
  3. Measuring Force.
  4. Moving objects.
  5. Friction.


Greetings and name

  • Say hello and goodbye.
  • What you are called and take part in a French poem.


  • Say what you are called.
  • Ask others what they are called and identify a question word in French.


  • Use some French greetings.
  • As how someone is.
  • Say how you are and take part in a French rap.

Numbers 0 to 12

  • Count up to 12 in French.
  • Sing a counting song.


  • Recognise some family words.
  • Introduce your own family.
  • Read phrases describing family.


  • Say your age and ask others how old they are.


Ancient Egyptians

  • Who were Ancient Egyptians
  • What was life like?
  • Mummies
  • Tutankhamun
  • Hieroglyphs
  • Egyptian Gods
  • Class museum


  • The Invaders
  • Place Names
  • Village Life
  • Artefacts and Culture
  • Anglo-Saxon Gods
  • Conversion to Christianity

Ancient Greece

  • Who were the Ancient Greeks?
  • Ancient Greek democracy
  • Olympics
  • Battle of Marathon
  • Greek Gods and Goddesses
  • The Trojan War


Land Use and Maps

  • Sketch Maps
  • World Maps
  • Egypt Map
  • Using a key
  • Using a grid and co-ordinates
  • Continents
  • Oceans


  • Where are Rainforests?
  • The Rainforest Climate
  • Layers of the Rainforest
  • Life in the Rainforest
  • The Amazon
  • Protecting the Rainforests

Extreme Earth

  • Under Our Feet
  • Volcanoes
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Tornadoes


Ancient Egyptians

  • Drawing
  • Pastels
  • Painting
  • Sculpture

Computing and ICT

Unit 1: Starting Text

  • Using Microsoft Word
  • Selecting and inserting images
  • Cut and paste
  • Setting font, size and colour
  • Writing a story and a letter

Unit 2: Starting Graphs

  • Store and classify information
  • Present information in charts or graphs
  • Use charts or graphs to answer simple questions
  • Draw simple conclusions from charts or graphs

Unit 3: Coding with ScratchJr

  • Sequence
  • Selection
  • Repetition
  • Moving characters on a backdrop
  • Setting backgrounds


Coming soon…



  • Positive attributes and Strengths
  • What makes a good friend?
  • Understanding and managing conflict
  • Building Empathy
  • Ways to be a Friend
  • Reflecting on Friendships
  • Respect ourselves and others
  • Gratitude


  • Topical issues, problems and events
  • Rules and laws: why different rules are needed in different situations
  • Consequences of anti-social and aggressive behaviours, such as bullying and racism, on individuals and communities
  • Different kinds of responsibilities, rights and duties at home, at school and in the community
  • Reflect on spiritual, moral, social, and cultural issues

Healthy Living

  • Healthy lifestyle, including the benefits of exercise and healthy eating
  • Bacteria and viruses can affect health and that following simple, safe routines can reduce their spread
  • Risks in different situations: including sensible road use, and judging what kind of physical contact is acceptable or unacceptable
  • How to ask for help and use basic techniques for resisting pressure to do wrong
  • School rules about health and safety, basic emergency aid procedures and where to get help.