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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3




Pupils study Georgia O'Keefe and recreate their own paintings and sculptures of petals and leaves.  They also look at John Piper's stained glass windows, using tissue paper to create collages, and finally focus on Lichenstein's work.  Here, pupils paint scenes from the local area using water colours.   




Pupils use the Purple Mash scheme of work and cover topics such as coding, online safety, spreadsheets, databases and word publishing skills.




In Year 3, the children’s first DT project is to design a product, such as snow globes and book hedgehogs, to sell at the Christmas Fair. For food technology, pupils design and make their own sandwiches.  As a link to our Forces unit, pupils design and make a bridge which will withstand an earthquake.  In the summer term, the DT project is led by the Eco Warriors.  Pupils have created scarecrows, bird feeders and wind turbines over the past few years.




Beyond the Magic Kingdom: what is the Sunshine State really like? Pupils learn all about the state of Florida. 

Why do some earthquakes cause more damage than others? Pupils learn about Christchurch in New Zealand and the history of earthquakes in this region of the world. 

Why do so many people live in megacities? Pupils learn about the increasing population of Milton Keynes and what makes a megacity. 




We learn about the earliest people known to have lived in our country and how people survived. We investigate the world from the Stone Age to the Bronze and Iron Age and how the world began to change from gathering to farming. We also learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. 




Non-chronological reports 

Descriptive writing

Instructional texts linked to Science

Adventure stories linked to the Stone Age

Poetry - performance poetry and The Sound Collector

Diary entries

Explanation texts

Persuasive letter writing

Balanced arguments linked to Geography





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Numbers 0-10; greetings and asking how someone is; asking someone’s name and age; colours; extended range of classroom instructions; some food words (fruit and common ingredients); days and months; introduction to some weather vocabulary.


Equal allocation of speaking, listening and reading and writing skills - children begin to notice how the sounds correlate to spelling in short common words and phrases.




Pupils use the Charanga scheme of work to learn about a range of topics, such as:

Christmas songs - Ho! Ho! Ho!

Three Little Birds - pupils use the glockenspiel to create melodies




Children develop their gymnastic skills using symmetry and changing face and direction in their routines on and off apparatus.  They also learn to respond and move to music to form different dance routines. For outdoor PE, children develop the skills they learned in key stage one and begin to learn how these fit into balls skill invasion games, net, wall and court games, striking and fielding games, football and athletics.


Aut 1 Aut 2 Spr 1 Spr 2 Sum 1 Sum 2
Dance Gymnastics Indoor
Handball Circuit
  Hockey  Basketball


Football Athletics Rounders




Being Me in my World - pupils learn about their own personalities and feeling

Celebrating Difference - pupils learn to understand and appreciate that everyone is different

Dreams and Goals - pupils set their own targets for the things they want to achieve in the future

Healthy Me - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene

Relationships - pupils learn about different types of relationships and friendships

Changing Me - pupils look at how they have changed over the year and get ready for the next chapter of their lives




We follow the Sheffield SACRE scheme of work for RE. As part of this work in all year groups we celebrate the festivals of children within our school in every year group, particularly Christmas and Eid.


Pupils learn about beliefs and questions in different religions, with a main focus on Christianity.    They investigate the meaning of prayer in different communities and the journey of life and death. 




Rocks and Soils

Forces and Magnets


Animals Including Humans



Click here for the programmes of study.