Year 3 Learning 2019-20

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2


Valley of the Kings

Lights, Camera, Action!

The Groovy Greeks

We will rock you!

Amazing Asia

There’s No Place Like Home

Key text

Not like that, like this!


Huge Red Riding Hood

The Dragon Slayer

‘All my great excuses’ poem

Greek Myths and Legends

Escape from Pompeii


Volcano Awakes

Poetry-Roger McGough-

Language play

Non-Fiction texts- Countries within Asia


Poetry shape poems


Narrative stories-with familiar settings, especially gardens and parks

Instructions i.e. – How to make a mummy?

Play scripts

Performance poetry

Traditional tales

Narrative –Myths and Legends.

Non-Fiction Information writing- -Report on the legacies of Ancient Greece.

Non-Fiction-Rocks and Soils and Crystals. Information writing- Report on The Rock Cycle.

Stone age to Iron Age Report,

Persuasive Writing



Historical report on early civilisations.

Adventure Stories

Describe a setting

Character descriptions


Now following ‘Jolly Grammar’ scheme, which has both spelling and grammar parts.

Phonics intervention (Phases 3 to 6) if necessary / when LSA available


Following Abacus scheme

+ and –

Place value

More than less than

Doubling halving

Bonds to 10, 20 and 100

Inverse operations to find missing numbers

Multiplying and dividing by 3, 4 and 5

Measurement conversions


Time intervals

Subtraction using a blank number line

3D shapes

Fractions of an amount

Doubling and halving

Place value of money

+ and – using partitioning


Place value

+ by partitioning

Doubles and halves

Recall 2,3,4,5,8 and 10.

Multiplication word problems.

Inverse operations.

Count in multiples of

 4, 8, 50 and 100

Find 10 more/less

Find 100 more/less

2D /3D shape

Measuring perimeters.

Venn diagrams

Carroll diagrams


Recall 2,3, 4,5, 8 and 10

The grid method


Place value money

Subtraction with a blank number line

Column method +


Days of the week

Roman numerals

Measurement conversions

Fractions- finding 1/3’s

Adding multiples of ten

Ordering fractions

Multiplying by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8


Multiples of ten

Multiplying using the grid method

Dividing by 2 and 3 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers

Pictograms and bar charts

Grams and kilograms

Adding 2 and 3 digit numbers



Equivalent fractions

Fractions of amounts

Division with remainders


Kilometres and metres

Blank number line

8 compass points

Different type of lines

4 Figure grid references.


Forces –comparing how things move on different surfaces.

Magnets, how they interact with each other and how they attract some materials but not others.


Different light sources.

How light is needed to see.

How shadows are formed.

Changing light- transparent, translucent and opaque materials

Parts of Plants.

The role of different parts of plants.

Life cycle of a flowering plant.

Different methods of seed dispersal.

To describe and group rocks and soils on the basis of their characteristics including appearance, texture and permeability.

What plants need. Changing  different variables and seeing how this effects plant growth.

Growing and Moving.

What is a healthy diet for humans and other animals. Different food groups. The roles of the skeleton.


Pencil line drawing self portraits

Designing and painting am Egyptian Death Mask


Design and make a Christmas card- links to DT



To create line drawings of different types of rocks and Stone Henge.


To draw special places of worship.


E safety

Keeping safe online.

Respectful and safe online relationships

Algorithms and Programs


Simple animations

Algorithms and Programs


Design and code a game

Using social media and website- tweets and website content

Big Robots and floor robots

 Using the internet for research


Using a greater range of tools safely, including hot glue guns when making hovercraft.

Design and make death mask

Using levers and slider to make movement.

Shadow puppets


Food Technology- to design a picnic


To use geographical words to describe a locality and identify key features on a map.

Plot NSEW on a map

Use maps and atlases to describe the physical features in a locality.

Name countries located in the Northern hemisphere.

To locate countries and capital cities in Europe. Weather around the world.

To explain why the Mediterranean is a popular holiday destination.

To describe the physical features in a locality.

To recognise the eight points of a compass.

To describe how volcanoes are created. To describe how volcanoes have an impact on people’s lives. Name and locate some of the world’s most famous volcanoes.

Human Geography- Population density in different Asian countries.

To use ordnance survey maps and symbols


Achievements of early civilisations.

Chronological understanding

to use BCE and CE, use dates and language ancient and century along with making timelines.

To recognise the role of archaeologists.

To describe events and periods using BC and BCE.

To study Greek life and achievements and their influence on the world, linked to legacy. Researching buildings, columns,

farming, theatre, men and women, children and education.

Stone Age to Iron Age

Late Neolithic hunter gathers and early farmers- nomadic to settlers

Skara Brae

Bronze age religion and travel

Stonehenge, Iron Age Hill forts, tribal kingdoms farming , art and culture.

Sumer Civilisations, Indus Valley and The Shang Dynasty linked to our topic of Amazing Asia.

Chronological Understanding– To describe events and periods using words: BC,AD and decade.

To describe events from the past using dates when things happened.

To use timelines within a specific timeline to order things that may have happened.

Historical enquiry

To recognise the role archaeologists have had in helping us to understand more about what happened in the past.

Can they use various sources of evidence to answer questions.

Can they identify similarities and differences between given periods in history


charanga unit

Learn and perform ‘Three Little Birds’

Learning more about pitch and rhythm.

Controlling voice when singing


The Christingle Song for church service.

Songs and performance for class assembly

Charanga unit

The Dragon Song

Charanga Unit

Glockenspiel stage 1

Charanga Unit

Bringing us together

Charanga Unit

Let your spirit fly



Evaluating and improving

To explain how their work is similar and different from that of others To use a greater number of their own ideas for movement in response to a task.

Acquiring and developing Skills

To move and use actions with co-ordination and control.


Developing skills

To improvise freely with a partner translating ideas from stimulus to movement.

Incorporate different qualities and dynamics into their movements

Selecting and Applying skills and tactics

To perform short dances with expression, showing an awareness of others when moving.


Developing Skills

Travel with control whilst bouncing a ball.

Use a range of skills to help them keep possession and control of the ball.

Selecting and Applying skills and tactics

Choose and use batting or own throwing skills to make the game hard for their opponents.



Developing Skills

To throw with accuracy and power into a target

To show the difference between sprinting and running.

Selecting and Applying skills and tactics

Choose and use throwing to reach a target.


Outdoor Games and Orienteering

Acquiring and developing skills.

To use appropriate skills, actions and ideas

To move and use actions with co-ordinations and control.

Evaluating and Improving

To explain how their work is similar and different from that of others.

To recognise how performances can be improved,

To throw and catch with control when under limited pressure.

To be aware of space and to use it to support team mates and cause problems for the opposition.


We are all stars:

Devise a class charter

Class rules

Explore feelings

P4C – Should rules apply to everyone?

Be friendly Be Wise

The importance of friends.

Living long, Living strong

Our focus will be on feeling happy and staying healthy and overcoming barriers to reach goals.

Our right to be different. How do we show or hide our feelings in ways which we can stand up for ourselves responsibly and safely.

Who can you call for help?

Who can help in an emergency?

Changes-joining in and joining up.


Rules from different religions.

The life of Moses

What do people believe about God

Places of Worship in different religions


Possible visit from STEM Ambassador from Croda Science Friction

Christingle Service

Drama workshops with class governor

Singing workshops with parents