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Year Three

In Year 3, our school curriculum includes: fluency in our red-lines; the continued development of attitudes and attributes; the 'Come & See' National Project for Religious Education; and, the 2014 National Curriculum. This curriculum is delivered through modules, both core and broadening, that address the prime areas of Religious Education, English, Maths and Science. The modules do not indicate lengths of time, but rather gather related themes. Within each module, the learning in the prime areas is uncovered, practiced and explored in the specific subject area and also through gaining, using and applying the knowledge, skills and understanding of other subjects of the NC, some of which will be taught discretely.

In History:

In Geography:

In French (Modern Foreign Language):

In Computing:

In Design & Technology

In Art:

In Music:

In Physical Education:

Some aspects of these subjects will be taught discretely and others will form the contexts for learning in the prime areas, but all can be supported through research and conversation at home, and visits that family may enjoy during the year.

Red lines of learning

In year three, children should be using fluently the skills from preious years while mastering those shown below at home and school. 

R.E.

Physical/ handwrite

Read

Write

Maths

Science

Find texts using Biblical referencing

Printing of labels . . .

Comprehend range of texts

Framing ideas

Understanding and use of ‘base 10’ number system

Predict because of observation and theory eg apply to a new situation (I think x will happen because...)

 

The attitudes and attributes that our children will be encouraged to develop this year are:

GENEROSITY: Organisation, Reflection, Sculpt, Interpreting (Process), Generalisation, Prediction

 

Core Module One

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Recognise the roles and relationships within the family.

Recognise headings & sub-headings as noun phrases.

 Recognise numbers of multiple digits in numerals and words.

 Play with number bonds within 20 and within 100.

Engage in the world and distinguish plants from other living & non-living things

 Reveal links with your own family experience.

 Use headings & subheadings to identify key meaning within a section.

Revisit ordering and comparing numbers (thousands).

Identify the different parts of flowering plants from observation: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.

Recognise the place value of digits in numbers up to 3 digits.

Explore times of joy and sorrow as experienced by families.

Use headings & subheadings as a presentation aid to group related materials.

Construct a number with a given place digit in numbers and words.

Predict the function of different parts of flowering plants and research the findings of scientists.

 

Plan using key words;

draft using simple sentences; compose a non-chronological report using headings and subheadings to organise and group related materials

Construct any three digit number using pictorial representation.

Hypothesise the function of different parts of flowering plants and investigate in experiment.

SPAG: Revision of noun phrases

Spelling: Revision of the -s and -es suffixes. Revision of the addition of suffixes to words ending in 'e' (-ing, -ed). Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Two

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Relate the New Commandment to personal experience of family life.

 Use the first letters in a word to locate words in a dictionary. 

Use a dictionary to check the definition of words.

Interpret data from a table.

 

 Relate Christian actions to the advice offered by St Paul in his letter to the Colossians.

Proof read for spelling and punctuation errors.

Interpret data from a pictogram.

 

Relate St Paul’s letter to the Ephesians to the family unit.

Answer literal questions by retrieving information from a non-fiction text.

Interpret data from a bar chart.

 

Spelling: Revision of the addition of suffixes to words ending in 'e' (-er, -est). Common excpetion words.

 

 Core Module Three

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Respond by reflecting upon how we show love and respect to our family.

 Compose 5 one idea sentences from own experience;

re-draft one idea sentences focusing upon: person, place and action (5 of each)

Use a ruler to construct straight lines.

Observe plant growth in the world around us in order to predict conditions for plant growth.

 

 Re-draft one idea sentences into compound sentences;

sequence compound sentences 

Present data using tables.

Hypothesise the conditions plants require for growth

 

Embed plot, character and setting within a narrative;

Edit accordingly

Present data using pictograms.

Experiment with a fair test to discover the impact of different factors on plant growth.

  

Present data using bar charts.

Record and present data collected from investigation.

   

Theorise what plants need in order to grow.

SPAG: Revision of coordinating conjunctions. Time conjunctions.

Spelling: Revision of the addition of suffixes to words ending in 'e' (-y, -en). Revision of the addition of suffixes to words ending in 'y' (-ing, -ed, -s). Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Four

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Reflect upon what it means to belong to a group.

 

Add and subtract 3 digit numbers & units using formal written methods.

Observe the world around us to predict how new plants grow.

Recognise personal experiences of making promises.

 Explore a range of poetry.

Add and subtract 3 digit numbers & tens using formal written methods.

Test a prediction to discover whether all seeds are dispersed in the same way.

Reveal the significance of the Sacrament of Baptism, linking this to scripture.

Identify patterns of rhyme in a range of poems.

Add and subtract 3 digit numbers & hundreds using formal written methods.

Form a hypothesis around how seeds are dispersed.

Adjust a fair test to look at how alternative plants disperse seeds (fruit plants).

Reveal the meaning of the signs, symbols and promises made at Baptism.

 

Add and subtract using formal written methods.

Theorise methods of seed dispersal.

 

 

 

Explore how scientists would test by experimenting with the part flowers play in pollination.

Spelling: Revision of the suffixes to words ending in -y (-est, -en). Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Five

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

 Respond to the promises made at Baptism by suggesting its influence on the lives Christians.

 

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 & 100.

 

  

Write & calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using formal written methods.

Engage with the world to consider rock formations.

  

Write & calculate mathematical statements for division using formal written methods.

Observe the world around us to predict how layers of rock are formed.

Spelling: Revision of the addition of suffixes to words ending in a single consonant (-ing, -ed, -s, -er, -est, -y, -en). Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Six

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

 Reflect upon special religious places or places in the community based upon personal experience.

Identify direct speech within a piece of text.

State which units are used for measurement.

Remember metamorphic rock can be formed by strata.

 Discover how the exile from the Temple led to ‘houses of worship’.

Compare how direct speech is demarcated in a text compared to a play script.

Read a variety of different scales.

Predict why rocks are different from one another.

Explore Luke 4 to discover how Jesus taught in the synagogue.

Use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

 Measure length, mass and capacity.

Carry out focused observations of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks through close observation.

Relate the Old and New Testament scripture to experience of preparation.

Use the forms ‘a’ or ‘an’ according to whether the next word begins with a consonant or a vowel.

Compare lengths, masses and capacities.

Suggest a classification for sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock.

Discover the actions of Jews when visiting the synagogue

 

Add and subtract length, mass and capacity.

Research the effect of different factors on different rocks and create a logic chart.

SPAG: Revision of vowels and consonants. Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past. 

Spelling: Revision of the addition of suffixes -ness, -ful, -less, -ly. Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Seven

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Relate ways that both the synagogue and church are used for the wider community.

Express time, place and cause using conjunctions (e.g. when, so, before, after, while, because).

Place decimal numbers on a 0 -1 number line.

Observe the world around us to predict how fossils are formed.

Add and subtract amounts of money.

 Respond by suggesting how the synagogue is similar to the Church in the way that the community use it. 

Draw inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions. Justify this with evidence.

Recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object or number into 10 equal parts.

Form a hypothesis around how fossils are formed.

 

Predict what might happen from details stated and implied.

 Count up and down in tenths.

Recognise the limitations of testing fossil formation and use alternatives (leaves) to test.

  

Find and write unit fractions of a discrete set of objects.

Record findings using simple scientific language and labelled diagrams.

  

Find and write non-unit fractions of a discrete set of objects.

Theorise fossil formation.

Spelling: Adding suffixes to words of more than one syllable. Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Eight

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

 Reflect upon personal experience of visitors. 

To retrieve & record information from non-fiction texts

To recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions

 

 Explore the joys and demands that visitors can bring.

 

To simplify fractions.

 

Recognise the symbolisation of the Jesse Tree.

 

To identify right angles.

 

Relate the Old and New Testament scripture to experience of preparation.

 

To recognise that two right angles make half-turn, three make three quarters & four make a complete turn.

 

 

 

To identify whether an angle is greater or less than a right angle (acute, obtuse & reflex).

 

SPAG: Word families

Spelling: Adding prefixes to show negative meanings (un-, dis-, mis-). Common excpetion words.

 

Core Module Nine

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

 Reveal, through scripture, the events surrounding the birth of Jesus.

 

Read time from an analogue clock.

Predict components of soil by handling and closely observing it.

 Relate scripture to the Christian belief of Jesus being for all.

 

Read time from a 12 hour clock.

Devise an experiment to find composition of soil using physical properties (comparing beach to river bank).

Hypothesise what soil is made up of.

Respond by suggesting ways that Christians prepare for the coming of Jesus during Advent

 

Read time from a 24 hour clock.

Carry out a fair test of sand, soil and compost.

Record findings through labelled, scientific diagrams.

Theorise findings of soil composition and report new questions.

Spelling: Adding the prefixes 'in-' and 'sub-'. Common excpetion words.

 

 Broadening Module One

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Reveal links with family traditions on special celebrations

Recognise simple organisational devices in non-narrative material independently

 

Identify the representation of numbers in the context of time; Roman numerals; temperature; timeline

Engage in the world and recognise that humans and some other animals have skeletons

 

 

Recognise customs and traditions associated with different local annual events

 

 

Read a range of non-fiction texts to identify how structure, presentation & language contribute to meaning

 

 

Estimate numbers using different representations

. Predict why humans and some animals have skeleton (support/protection);

Remember basic needs for survival and hypothesise purpose of skeleton (need to move it)

Investigate how muscles move the skeleton

Explore the ordinary times of the year/life

Use organisational devices to plan, draft and compose a non-chronological report  

Use numbers in different representations

Identify and group animals with and without and different types of skeleton

 

Assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing;

 

Suggest improvements

 

 

Spelling: Adding the prefix ‘re-‘. Common excpetion words.

 

Broadening Module Two

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

 

Reveal the significance of the Church’s liturgical year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spell further homophones

Solve two-step problems using information presented in more complex tables

 

Ask questions to improve understanding of a text 

 Solve two-step problems using information presented in more complex pictograms

 

 

Solve two-step problems using information presented in scaled bar charts

 

Spelling: Spell words that are often misspelt. Common excpetion words.

 

Broadening Module Three

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Appreciate the significance of the feasts of Our Lady throughout the Church year

Identify plot structure within an existing text

Identify and draw regular and irregular 2D shapes

Observe human diet through the use of a food journal

 

Reveal the psalms for each liturgical season

 

 

Compose 5 sentences focusing upon: person, place and action;

re-draft sentences focusing upon improving vocabulary

 

 Recognise 3D shapes in different orientations & describe them

Predict what humans and animals require to have adequate nutrition

Respond by suggesting links between Christian belief and the celebration of particular Church feasts

Re-draft sentences into compound and complex sentences, including speech

Make 3D shapes from modelling materials

 

Research the findings of scientists to discover what humans need to stay healthy

 

Suggest changes to grammar & vocabulary to improve consistency;

Edit accordingly

 

Recognise how human and animal diets differ to other living things

 

 

 

Hypothesise how humans and animals stay healthy

SPAG: Revision of subordinating conjunctions

Spelling: Adding the prefix ‘inter-‘. Adding the prefix ‘super-‘. Common excpetion words.

 

Broadening Module Four

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Recall times when listening has been important

 

 

 

Estimate answers to calculations with up to three digits

Test hypothesis by creating a meal to match ‘ideal’ nutritional content

 

Explore personal experiences of sharing

 

 

Recognise different forms of poetry

 

Check answers to calculations using the inverse operation

Recording findings using: simple scientific language; drawings; labelled diagrams

 

Prepare poems to read aloud and perform, showing understanding of intonation, tone, volume and action

Estimate answers to calculations and use the inverse operation to check

Theorise what humans need for a nutritionally balanced diet

Spelling: Adding the prefix 'anti-'. Adding the prefix 'auto-'. Common excpetion words.

 

Broadening Module Five

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Reveal the elements of gathering for the celebration of Mass

 

Solve missing number multiplication problems

 

Understand the significance of the Gloria

 

 

 

 

Solve missing number division problems

Engage with the world to discover practical changes between light and darkness

 Reveal the meaning of the Liturgy of the Word, linking this to Christian belief

 

Solve missing number division problems

Observe the world around us to identify sources of light, both natural and manmade

Spelling: Adding the suffixes '-ation' and '-sion'. Common excpetion words.

 

Broadening Module Six

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Reveal the significance of the gifts offered at Mass.

Read and orally retell a range of stories from across different genres

Compare & order unit fractions, & fractions with the same denominations

Predict how we see things

 

 

Discover the words and actions carried out during the Eucharistic Prayer 

Ask questions about a character’s feelings, thoughts and motives to improve understanding of a range of texts

Revise finding fractions of a set of objects

 

 

Experiment with mirrors to discover how light travels

 

Relate words and actions carried out during the Eucharistic Prayer to meaning

Use a varied range of sentence structures to suggest answers to another’s questions

Recognise & use fractions as numbers (unit fractions)

Hypothesise how light travels

 

Complete character studies, applying a range of sentence structures

Recognise & use fractions as numbers (non-unit fractions)

 

Spelling: Exceptions around the addition of the suffix ‘-ly’. Common excpetion words.

  

Broadening Module Seven

R.E.

English

Maths

Science

Relate the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.

Select books for a particular purpose (library visit).

Add fractions with the same denominator within one whole.

Test hypothesis to discover that light travels in straight lines.

 Respond by reflecting upon how sharing in the Eucharist impacts the lives of Christians.

Discuss and record ideas.

 

Subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole.

Theorise how light travels.

 

 

  

Present ideas to a group, controlling tone and volume so that meaning is clear.

Recognise angles are a property of shape or a description of a turn.

Identify the dangers of sunlight to health.

Recognise members of the local community who give their services to help others.

 

Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular & parallel lines.

 

Spelling: The difference between words ending in ‘-sure’ and ‘-ture’. Common excpetion words.

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