Year Three

Year 3

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:

  • the achievements of earliest civilisations focusing on Ancient Egypt;
  • changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age;

In Geography:

  • the comparison of the physical geography of the English Lake District with Switzerland;
  • develop knowledge of human and physical characteristics of the United Kingdom;
  • using an eight-point compass, symbols and keys with maps.

In French (Modern Foreign Language):

  • a study of the language of families, relationships and animals;
  • a study of the language of days of the week, months, dates & time, age;
  • a short course in Latin.

In Computing:

  • write programs that include sequences to accomplish specific goals;
  • using technology responsibly.

In Design & Technology

  • designing and making a balanced menu for a family of 4 (cooking);
  • in leisure, designing and making an artist’s easel.

In Art:

  • primitive Art;
  • the craft of weaving;
  • the modern movement in architecture.

In Music:

  • Voice: KS2 choral ensemble; class ensemble – learn and perform traditional songs, focusing on technique.
  • Instrument: Percussion – standard rhythm notation.
  • Appreciation: musical genres – classical, pop, traditional/folk.

In Physical Education:

  • the swimming programme;
  • balances in gymnastics;
  • track events in athletics.

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