Year 3 Curriculum Autumn Term 2017


  • Fiction texts- Power of reading texts with related activities
  • Non-fiction texts- Power of reading texts (including instructions and explanations, non-chronological reports, newspaper reports, letters)
  • Poetry- creating images
  • SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) weekly lesson
  • Handwriting- weekly lesson
  • Guided reading- daily activities
  • RWI group work

Maths (first half term)

  • Mental calculations using number bonds- addition and subtraction
  • Numbers to 1000- counting, place value, comparing and ordering
  • Addition and subtraction within 1000
  • Using models- addition and subtraction
  • Multiplying and dividing by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10
  • Fractions- comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting


  • Animals including humans: keeping healthy- developing knowledge, skills and understanding of nutrition, muscles, bones and joints.
  • Light and shadows- investigating shadows, light and reflections


  • Earthquakes- why do some earthquakes do more damage than others? Investigating why it is that earthquakes only tend to occur in particular areas of the world as a consequence of the pattern and movement of the tectonic plates of the Earth’s crust.
  • Investigate the causes and impact of one specific recent earthquake in one particular location in the world, where earthquakes occur frequently, before looking more widely at global patterns.