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Warden Hill Junior School

Year 3 Curriculum


 Please click here to read a copy of  our Year 3, Summer Term 1 curriculum in more detail.

 NB: The information below is subject to change.

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English

Poetry Quality Texts:
Slowly by James Reeves

Grammar
Capital letters and full stops Grammar – paragraphs,

present perfect form of verbs in contrast to past tense

conjunctions- and, because, if, so, but when

Narrative: Stories from other cultures

Spelling
Doubling final consonant

- suffixes

The I sound spelt y elsewhere than at the end of words. The sound spelt ou eg: rough.

Headstart plus relevant words from yr 3 and 4 non-statutory spelling list.

Rising Stars spelling – test preparation

The prefix ‘un’

 

Quality Texts
Colour your World - What is Pink?

To write a poem with a surprise ending incorporating rhyming couplets


Grammar
Use the correct form of a and an according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or vowel

Grammar – Dialogue
The use of inverted commas to punctuate direct speech 

Authors and Letters
To identify features of letters and to write a letter to a focus author

Dialogue and plays
Features of playscripts

(linked to Christmas performance)

Spelling
The sound spelt ‘ou’ – 8 words plus 2 words from the non-statutory 3 and 4 word list – weekly.

Spelling – prefixed –dis, -mis, -in

Quality Texts
Alice in Wonderland

Grammar
To write using an increasing range of sentences with more than one clause using conjunctions eg when, if, because, also   – adverbs of time –soon, then, next, finally

Prepositions to express time and cause eg before, after, during, in  

Spelling

To investigate use of prefixes re, super and suffix –ly

Headstart spellings, plus spellings from yr 3 and 4 non-statutory word lists

 

Performance Poetry:
Based on a range of performance poems. Children to perform, photograph verbally evaluate and then provide a written evaluation in books

Grammar
Inverted commas to punctuate direct speech

 

Writing
The Hodgeheg – a recount based on the events in the story

Spelling
Words ending with sounds as in measure, pleasure, words ending in ture eg creature, picture, words ending in ere g archer, teacher, richer. Headstart spellings, plus spellings from yr 3 and 4 non-statutory word lists

Report Writing: Weather Diary
Link to geography topic

Information text about the Tower of London linked to class reader

Diary entry from the point of view of the main character linked to class reader

Grammar
Writing an increasing number of sentences with more than one clause using conjunctions eg when, if, because, also  

Spelling
– words spelt ei after c

Words containing the letter string –ough

Words with the silent letters b,n,g,c   Headstart spellings, plus spellings from yr 3 and 4 non-statutory word lists.

 

Quality Text
The Secret Garden – narrative.

Creation story – How the giraffe got his neck – link to RE

Persuasive Writing
For and against zoos and an event based at school. Eg for and against school uniform

Grammar
To select appropriate nouns and pronouns to create cohesion

Inverted commas for speech

Spelling homophones – Headstart spellings, plus spellings from yr 3 and 4 non-statutory word lists

Revision of topics covered this year

 


Class Reader

Selection of stories from Anansi the Spider series

Picture Books – Link to Reading Challenge. Alice in Wonderland
(Lewis Carroll)
The Ice Palace
(Robert Swindells)

The Royal Rabbits of London
(Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore)

Cross Curricular Writing 

Geographical recount – the local area walk

 

Narrative Romulus and Remus – re-telling of the story – cross curricular link to the Romans history topic

 

Recount
Portals to the Past – visitor linked to the history topic – The Romans

 

Explanation:
leaflet regarding aspects of Muslim faith

Letter thanking visitor – linked to RE topic

Creation story – How the giraffe got his neck – link to RE

Maths

Place value
Exploring numbers up to 1000, including partitioning and negative numbers.

 

Calculation
Recalling and investigating all four operations with a focus on applying with problem solving.

 

Times Tables
Count in multiples of 3 to 12x3 in order from 0 fluently.

Interpreting data
Bar graphs

 Measure
Exploring mass, capacity and length with simple conversions (metric).

 Time
Reading analogue and digital time and exploring time simplistic time tables.

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 3 up to 12x3 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency

Count in multiples of 4 to 12x4 in order from 0 with growing fluency

Introduce (relating to x4) and begin to count in multiples of 8 from 0 to

12x8.

 

Fractions
Recognising and writing simple fractions and fractions of amounts.

 

Geometry
Features of 2D and 3D shapes.

 

Place value
Exploring numbers up to 10000, including partitioning and negative numbers.

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 3 up to 12x3 in any order, including missing numbers

and related division facts fluently.

Count in multiples of 4 to 12x4 in order from 0 with fluently.

Count in multiples of 8 to 12x8 in order from 0 with growing fluency.

Calculation
Recalling and investigating all four operations with a focus on applying in 2 step problem solving. Looking at column addition with carry over and exchange for subtraction.

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 4 up to 12x4 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency.

Count in multiples of 8 to 12x8 in order from 0 fluently.

Interpreting data
Bar graphs, pictograms and simple line graphs.

 

Fractions
Recognising and writing simple fractions and fractions of amounts. Adding simple fractions together.

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 4 up to 12x4 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Recall multiples of 8 up to 12x8 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts with growing fluency.

Time
Reading analogue and digital time and exploring time simplistic time tables. Reading simple Roman numerals.

 

Measure
Exploring mass, capacity and length with simple conversions (metric).

 

Times Tables
Recall multiples of 8 up to 12x8 in any order, including missing numbers and related division facts fluently.

Maths Across the Curriculum ‘How Long is a Mile?’ 
To identify measurements in relation to real life. Estimation and measuring skills.
Data Handling:
Year 3's favourite books
Money word problems
French menu.
Roman Numerals Money, giving change. Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts. Plants.
Maths Through Story 100 Hungry Ants
(Elinor J. Pinczes)
The Giant’s Loo Rolls
(Nicholas Allan)
The Lion Shares
(Matthew McElligott)
Gavin The Gator 
(Kathleen L. Stone0
A Remainder of One
(Elinor J. Princz)
Weighing the Elephant 
(De Suzane Langloise & Ting-Xing Ye)
Science Rocks
*Spiritual, Cultural, Social

Light Forces and Magnets Plants Animals, including Humans
Art & Design

Drawing: 
Sketch my Shoe

L.S Lowry
To use sketch books

To improve mastery of art… including painting with a variety of materials

To study great artists…. in history

Black History Month
(The Arts)

 

Moving Monsters
(DT)

Roman Artefacts (History/Maths Link)

To use sketch books

To improve mastery of art… including sculpture

Packaging
(DT) 

Plant Art
(Science Link)

 To use sketch books

To improve mastery of art… including drawing, painting and sculpture

To study great artists….. in history

 Portraying Relationships

(PHSE Link)

To use sketch books

To improve mastery of art… including drawing and painting

Computing

Online Safety
SMART rules/ Powerful passwords

Learning Platform/Purple Mash Creating login and password

Geotrails/We are photographers/ Creating Content Geography/History: Local area topic



 

Online Safety
Safe Searching

 

 

Email Purplemash/LP Digital literacy

Who do you think you are?

Online Safety
Connecting on the internet-Kara and the SMART crew

 

Coding Purplemash: 
Coding knowledge and skills

 

Online Safety
Connecting on the internet- The boy who loved IM

 

Coding Purplemash: Application of coding knowledge and skills.
History – Creating a Roman animation telling the story of a historical event

Online Safety
Show respect online/ email

2investigate
Purplemash:
To create a weather database using gathered weather information, observations and dataloggers

Online Safety
Stay safe online Comic Book Capers

 

We are Meterologists  Geography (Weather and climate)
Produce and present a weather forecast 

Design & Technology

Lowry
(Art)

Moving Monsters
(Pneumatics)

To research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

 

Combining Components: 
Design and make a Roman Shield
(Learning Log)

Roman Artefacts
(Art)

Packaging
To research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

Seasonal Food
To understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

 
Portraying Relationships
(Art)
Geography Investigating our local area

 
Countries of the World   Weather Around the World
(Science Link)
 
History  History of the Local Area

History of the Stone and Iron Age

The Roman Empire and it's impact on Britain      
French

 Greetings
Classroom Instructions
Numbers
Where is France?
French Rhymes
Days of the week
Months of the year
Christmas in France

 Colours
Numbers 1 to 20
Giving and asking name and age
 Classroom instructions
French Rhymes
Mardi Gras
Days of the week
Easter in France

Days of the week
Months of the year
Giving and asking birthday 
Fruit and Food
French towns and cities
To recognise the phoneme ‘on’ in French
Traditional French songs & Rhymes

Music Recorders
Singing

PE

Invasion Games

Dance

Net/ Wall Games

Dance

Athletics


Dance
 

Striking and Fielding


Dance

RE

Where, how and why do people worship?

What are the deeper meanings of religious festivals? 

Creation and science: conflicting or complementary?

SEAL/PSHCE

Living in the Wider World 
New Beginnings (SEAL)

School Values/British Values

Democracy – School Council

Golden Rules - Class Charter

Helping hands

FBV Day

First Aid Day
 

Online Safety
SMART rules/ Powerful passwords

 Relationships
Kindness/
friendship

Anti-Bullying

Diversity – Interfaith Week

Getting On & Falling Out (SEAL)

FBV Day


 
Online Safety
Safe Searching

Health and Wellbeing/
Relationships
Going for Goals (SEAL) – Chicken Run

FBV Day

 

Online Safety
Connecting on the internet-Kara and the SMART crew

Health and Wellbeing/
Relationships

Healthy Lifestyle

FBV Day

 

 

Online Safety
Connecting on the internet- The boy who loved IM 

Living in the Wider World
Environment (including respect and protection)

FBV Day

Online Safety
Show respect online/ email

Relationships
Christopher Winter Resource for Y3 Lessons 1, 2 and 3

FBV Day

 

Online Safety
Stay safe online Comic Book Capers

Fundamental British Values

Democracy
To recognise what democracy is and the basic institutions that support it

Mutual Respect
To understand that actions affect myself and others

Tolerance
To appreciate the range of national, regional, religious and ethnic identities in the United Kingdom

Individual Liberty
To talk and write about my opinions, and explain my views, on issues that affect myself and society

Rule of Law
To understand why and how rules and laws are made and enforced

To recognise why different rules are needed in different situations

Inspire & Enhance

Macmillan Cake Sale.

First Aid Day

French Day

Walk to School Week

Harvest Celebrations

Black History Month

African Mask Workshop.

Local Walk ( Geography Link)

Poetry Recital (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge.

 

Spelling Bee (House Activity)

Reading Challenge

Into Film Festival

Visiting Author

Visit from Library

Local Walk (Geography)

Anti- Bullying Workshop.

Interfaith Week.

FBV Day- Tolerance.

Mathletics Challenge.

Bling your Bike       (Road Safety)

Christmas Jumper Day.

Christmas Parties.

Lowry/ Moving Monsters Virtual Gallery

Punctuation Roadshow.

FBV- Mutual Respect.

Maths (House Activity)

Fitness Challenge.

Roman Day- Portals to the Past.

Safer Internet Day

Science Week

World Book Day

Recycling Afternoon

Road Safety(The Hodgeheg)

Big Pedal/ Bike it Breakfast.

FBV- Individual Liberty.

Fitness Challenge.

Roman Feast

FBV- Rule of Law

Sports Week.

Dan the Skipping Man

Fitness Challenge.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

 

Whipsnade Zoo Trip

Transition Week

Mini Olympics with Year 5.

Fitness Challenge