Year 3

The following is a summary of the Year 3 curriculum for 2017/18.

For more information, including overviews for subject areas, download the full Year 3 learning plan.

Term Titles and English Texts
Term Title Texts
Autumn 1 The Arts Katie... and the British Artists/Meets the Impressionists by James Mayhew
Autumn 2 Scrundiddlyumptious Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Spring 1
Tomb Raiders  There's a Pharaoh in Our Bath by Jeremy Strong
Spring 2 Land of Hope and Glory  Belonging by Jeanie Baker
Summer 1 Ancient Greece  The Story of Odysseus
Summer 2 Royal Palaces in London  Paddington... at the Tower by Michael Bond
Writing Year Objectives
  • Use and punctuating direct speech (inverted commas)
  • Use the present perfect form of verbs in contrast to the past tense
  • To extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although
  • Chooses nouns or pronouns appropriately for clarity and cohesion and to avoid repetition
  • Use the correct form of ‘a’ or ‘an’
  • To use conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause (and place)
  • In non-narrative material, use simple organisational devices (headings and subheadings)
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot
  • To organising paragraphs around a theme
  • Use the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters
  • To write from memory simple sentences, dictated by the teacher, that include words and punctuation taught so far
  • To place the possessive apostrophe accurately in words with regular plurals and in words with irregular plurals
  • To use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary
  • To form nouns using prefixes (super-, anti-)
  • Word families based on common words (solve, solution, dissolve, insoluble)
Reading Year Objectives
  • Can apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes, both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words they meet
  • Can read books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes
  • Can listen to and discuss a wide range of fiction, poetry, plays,
  • Can listen to and discuss nonfiction and reference books or textbooks
  • Can identifying themes and conventions in a wide range of books
  • Has increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including fairy stories, myths and legends, and retelling some of these orally
  • Can prepare poems and play scripts to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
  • Can check that the text makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and explaining the meaning of words in context
  • Can ask questions to improve their understanding of a text
  • Can identifying the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarising these
  • Is able to use dictionaries to check the meaning of words that they have read
  • Can make inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from actions, and justifying inferences with evidence from the text
  • Can predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • Can discuss words and phrases that the author has chosen that capture the reader’s interest and imagination
  • Can identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning of the text
  • Can retrieve and record information from nonfiction
  • Is able to participate in discussion about books read to them and those they read for themselves, taking turns and listening to what others say
  • Can identifying how language, structure, and presentation contribute to meaning