Year 3 Curriculum Statement
English- In English in year 3 we focus on developing children’s knowledge of root words, homophones, prefixes and suffixes. In addition, we develop their recognition of exception words, noting the unusual correspondence between spelling and sound, and where these occur in words.
In reading the children should be developing positive attitudes towards reading and understand what they have read by listening to and discussing a wide range of age-appropriate fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts. They should be able to read them accurately and at a speed that is sufficient for them to focus on understanding what they read rather than on decoding individual words. Pupils should be predicting what might happen next from the details implied, inferring characters thoughts and feelings and summarising the main points of a paragraph. It is important to have discussions around words and phrases that capture the reader’s interest and imagination through a variety of vocabulary.
In writing the children plan, draft and write by composing and rehearsing sentences orally, progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures. The pupils then learn to assess the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing and suggest improvements by proposing changes to grammar and vocabulary to improve work. Handwriting should be joined in a cursive style.
In SPaG the children learn to apply the year 3 spelling and grammar rules.
The children have 5 spelling lessons, 5 English lessons and 1 handwriting lesson each week.
Maths- In maths in year 3 we follow the White Rose scheme of work. Our main focus is ensuring pupils become increasingly fluent with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should support efficient written and mental methods to perform calculations accurately.
The children cover the following units across the year:
Other Subjects: The children cover the following topics across the year:
Objectives for the above topics are taken from the National Curriculum.