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“Excelling Through Enjoyment”

Year 3

Year 3 Autumn and Spring Term Curriculum Maps

The following tables give a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn and Spring Terms. 


Autumn 1

Autumn 2


Monsters and Fairy Tales

Stone Age to Iron Age


Local walk to Galleywood Common and Chelmer Park

Visit to Tile Kiln Church

Stone Age Day – teacher led in classes

Skills Builder




Structured poetry

Stories with familiar settings

Fairy stories and folk tales

Adventure stories

Non-chronological reports

Shape poetry


Number – Place Value, Addition and Subtraction 

Number – Multiplication and Division


Light :

  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect eyes.
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.

Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object

Rocks and soils

  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter



Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

•          Cave homes to round houses, home-life and leisure – compare to modern day homes in the local area.


Map work

  • I can locate and name the continents and the main countries of Europe inc. Russia.
  • I can identify capital cities of Europe.
  • Investigating our local area – Local walk
  • I can name and locate the counties &cities of the UK.
  • I know the physical and human features of my locality.




Cave paintings and printing


Monsters with levers :

  • Use knowledge of existing products to design his/her own functional product.
  • Processes: Make suitable choices from a wider range of tools and unfamiliar materials and plan out main stages of using them.



School Radio – fairy tales – learning songs.

Charanga – Let your spirit fly

Zootropolis song for Growth Mindset

Charanga – Glockenspiel 1

Christmas songs.



Imoves Dance: Pop – link to Zootropolis

Just Dance clips as starters

Weekly Mile

Tag rugby

Gymnastics – Pathways

Weekly Mile

Basketball / Handball


Basic ICT skills

Purple mash Unit 3.4 touch typing


Purple mash Unit 3.2 – Online safety

Purple mash Unit 3.5 – Email

Internet research


 Hello, greetings, basic questions, family


colours, countries, 1-20, Hello, I like…



The role of the church, symbols etc.

Features of a church.

What happens in a church


 Jesus’ birth and life.

Christmas Story and carol concert.


E Safety



Loss and separation


Spring 1

Spring 2


Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt



Parents invited in for Ancient Egypt Museum day

Skills Builder




Instruction writing

Non-chronological reports – posters.

Free verse poetry

Research and non-chronological reports on Gods and Goddesses.

Persuasive Leaflets – inviting parents to our Museum Day.

RE- Story of Moses Exodus from Egypt.

Debate: Should things be taken from where they are found? (Tutankhamun exhibition)


Multiplication and Division – 3 weeks.

Measurement and money: 1 week.

Statistics – 2 weeks.

Measurement: length and Perimeter – 3 weeks

Number: Fractions – 2 weeks





  • Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance



  • Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • Describe magnets as having two poles

Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing


We also create a compass using magnets and find out where North is. Look at the 8 compass points briefly – to focus on more when we do our orienteering in Summer term.



Life in Ancient Egypt



Gods and Goddesses

Lord Carnarvon



I can locate and name the continents on a World Map. Focus on Africa and label Egypt on a map. Also research rivers in particular the River Nile….

Identify longest rivers in the world.

I can understand why there are similarities and differences between places.



Observing and drawing of artefacts, key symbols or elements of the artefact to develop in use for the Paul Klee painting.

Look at the various starting points e.g Ancient Egypt, artefacts or the actual Klee River Nile painting.

Paul Klee – The River Nile painting.




Wooden Picture Frames.


O Generator – Compose Lessons. Everyone Green Level – Melody and Harmony Creating the Music – Green.


Charanga – Bringing Us Together



Imoves Dance: Egyptians

Weekly Mile

PPA Games: Hockey

Leadership: Design and Deliver an Active Game

Weekly Mile

PPA Games: Cricket/ Rounders


Internet research

Purple mash Unit 3.3 – Spreadsheets (3 Weeks) Though need to do the Year 1 – 3 crash course so may need longer)

Purple mash Unit 3.8- Graphing (3 weeks)


Core 3 – Clothes, months, birthday, body parts, 1-31

  • Identifying body parts
  • Counting up to 31
  • Identifying items of clothing
  • Naming the months of the year

Talking about birthdays

Unit 3 At School

  • Saying how they travel to school
  • Naming places in school
  • Listing the contents of their pencil case
  • Telling the time

Naming school subjects



The content of the Bible.

The importance of the Bible to Christians.

The Creation story – Genesis 1.


The story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.

The Festival of Pesach and the Passover Meal.

The story of how Moses received the Ten Commandments and the importance of these for Jews.


Loss/separation (continued from Autumn term)

Physical, Emotional and mental



Clear messages

How to listen – listen up!

Different communities

School communities


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