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Year Three

Curriculum Over-View



  • Plants: Lifecycle and requirements for life.
  • Animals, including humans: Skeletons and nutrition.
  • Rocks: Classify rock types and understand fossilisation.
  • Light: Understand sources of light, shadows and reflections.
  • Forces and magnets: Learn about simple forces, such as magnetism.


  • Ancient Greece
  • Pre 1066: Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Local history
  • The building of the Roman Empire (in Rome)


  • Locate world’s countries focusing on Europe.
  • Identify the position and significance of the Equator, and Northern and southern hemisphere.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of a region of the UK and a region in a European Country (Italy).
  • Describe and understand: climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, settlements and trade links.
  • Use eight points of compass, symbols and keys.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record.

Physical Education

  • Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games.
  • Develop flexibility and control in gym, dance and athletics.
  • Compare performances to achieve personal bests.
  • Year 3 will develop these skills through gymnastic, dance, games and athletics.


  • Listen and engage.
  • Ask and answer questions.
  • Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary.
  • Develop appropriate pronunciation.
  • Show understanding of words and phrases.
  • Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes.
  • Broaden vocabulary.


  • Use voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music.
  • Listen with attention to detail.
  • Appreciate a wide range of live and recorded music.
  • Begin to develop an understanding of music history.

Religious Education

  • Understand the importance of religious texts and know the key festivals for: Sikhism, Judaism and Hinduism.

Art and Design

  • Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.
  • Collect information, sketches and resources.
  • Improve mastery of techniques including drawing, painting and sculpture.
  • Develop printing and collage skills.
  • Replicate some of the techniques used by notable artists, artisans and designers.
  • Create original pieces that are influenced by studies of others.


  • Design and write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems.
  • Use logical reasoning.
  • Understand computer networks.
  • Use internet safely and appropriately.
  • Collect and present data appropriately.

Design and Technology

  • Use research to generate, develop and communicate ideas.
  • Select from a wide range of tools to perform practical tasks accurately.
  • Evaluate products and ideas against their own design.
  • Understand how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce structures.
  • Prepare and cook a variety of dishes, with some understanding of nutrition and seasonality.