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Year 3 Curriculum

A new statutory National Curriculum was introduced in 2014. Our teachers have been working hard at developing a new and more inspiring school curriculum. An example Year 3 timetable can be seen by clicking on the button below;



Below you will see develop a term by term view of the broad themes and aspects being taught in Year 3. Underneath you will see a button that will enable you to download a much more detailed version of the curriculum that covers the National Curriculum objectives for each area.






















     Year 3 Detailed Autumn Term Curriculum      
























     Year 3 Detailed Spring Term Curriculum      

























     Year 3 Detailed Summer Term Curriculum      



Examples of other planning are available on the main curriculum page.


If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher for further information.

Year 3 Timetable

Autumn Term Year 3 Themes and subjects

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Theme: Egyptian Explorers

Theme: Carnival of the Animals

PHASE 1; Inspire and Motivate

Children take part in an archaeological dig to find Egyptian artefacts buried in sand.

Surprise trip to a secret location linked with the unit.


PHASE 2: Learn Specifics

Non–chronological Report (English)

Shape Poems (English)

Egyptian Dance (PE)

Carnival of the Animals (Music)

Ancient Egyptians (History)

Weather and Climate (Geography)

Rocks and Soils (Science)

Animals including humans (Science)

Egyptian Self Portrait (Art)

Animal Puppets (Design and Technology)

Word Processing (Computing)

Graphical Modelling (Computing)

PHASE 3: Apply and Share

Presentation to parents

Children will prepare a presentation of different activities (carousel style) that all adults can take part in, including self-portraits, testing rocks, writing in hieroglyphs, archaeological dig and looking at different fossils.

Presentation to parents

Children will prepare a presentation of different activities (carousel style) that all adults can take part in.



Non-themed Subjects

Fairy stories (English)


Mathematics

Mathematics

Christianity and Islam (RE)

Christianity and Islam (RE)

Spanish

Spanish

Home Sweet Home! – Plants and habitats for wildlife (Environmental Studies)

Tag Rugby (PE)

Indoor Athletics and Netball (PE)

Spring Term Year 3 Themes and subjects

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Theme: Moving Monsters

Theme: Stone Age Adventures

PHASE 1; Inspire and Motivate

Children to watch Pixar film Monsters Inc. to inspire and motivate the children to think about their own moving monster and what they want it to look like.

Walk around Ware – looking at features, types of roads, rivers, fields, high street, schools, church, industrial estates and housing

PHASE 2: Learn Specifics

Plays and Dialogues (English)

Instructions (English)

Moving Monster (Design and Technology)

Stone Age to Iron Age Britain/What was Ware like? (History)

Forces and Magnets (Science)

Local Area Study (Geography)

Gymnastics (PE) – Methods of travelling (Moving like a monster)

Dance (PE) – Stone Age dance


Monster Mash (Music)


PHASE 3: Apply and Share

Presentation to Parents

Children perform play scripts to parents


St Mary's TV

Through school life channel for children and parents to see photos and work in playground/main office

Non-themed Subjects

English Skills;

English Skills;

Mathematics

Mathematics

Home Sweet Home! – Plants and habitats for wildlife (Environmental Studies)

Hockey (PE)

Cricket (PE)

Islam (RE)

Islam (RE)

Coding (Computing)

Coding (Computing)

Spanish (MFL)

Spanish (MFL)

Summer Term Year 3 Themes and subjects

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Theme: Stone Age Adventures

Theme: Lets Party

PHASE 1; Inspire and Motivate

Walk around Ware – looking at features, types of roads, rivers, fields, high street, schools, church, industrial estates and housing

Children attend a party in school arranged by the teachers including invitations, party food and old fashioned parcel games e.g. pass the parcel, musical statues and musical chairs  

PHASE 2: Learn Specifics

Adventure and Mystery Stories (English)

Authors and Letters (English)

Performance Poetry (English)

Village Settlers (Geography)

Plants (Science)

Sculpture in the Environment (Art)

Healthy Snacks (Design and Technology)


Patterns (Art)

PHASE 3: Apply and Share

Children will prepare a presentation of different activities (carousel style) that all adults can take part in, including making stone age pots, predicting what might happen next in an adventure story, match OS symbols to names, order the houses from stone age to iron age.

Children to host a garden party for parents that involves the sandwiches and snacks that are prepared and made in DT, sharing their science topic about plants, make patterned place mats in Art for parents to use at the party and perform their poetry from English

Non-themed Subjects

English Skills;

English Skills;

Mathematics

Mathematics

Email (Computing)

Using the internet (Computing)

Light (Science)


Swimming (PE)

Athletics (PE)

Swimming (PE)

Tennis (PE)

Islam (RE)

Islam (RE)

Home Sweet Home! - Planting our seedlings (Environmental Studies)

Spanish (MFL)

Spanish (MFL)

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