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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3




Portraits - influenced by the artist Edvard Munch, pupils focus on colour mixing and the use of different backgrounds to reflect the mood of the portrait.

Weather and Art - pupils create landscape collages of weather scenes. 

Cityscapes - pupils learn about the work of Stephen Wiltshire and use this as inspiration for their own pieces. 




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




Shell Structures - pupils design and create their own gift boxes to sell at the Christmas Fair.

Mechanical Systems - levers and linkages.  Pupils design and create their own Disney pop-up poster or leaflet, linked to their geography topic, Beyond The Magic Kingdom.

Food Technology - a healthy and varied diet.  Pupils design and make a healthy snack which would be suitable to take on a school trip.




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
     Athletics       Basketball  Dodgeball        Fitness         Dance Tennis
Yoga     Gymnastics         Orienteering          Hockey               Football              Cricket       




Mental Wellbeing (Health and Wellbeing) – pupils learn about recognising and managing their feelings.

Online Safety – pupils learn about sharing personal information, online protection, consent, stranger danger, bias and the digital media.

Physical Health (Health and Wellbeing) - pupils learn about life routines, healthy eating and hygiene.

Friendship (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of friendships, anti-bullying, stereotypes and keeping and maintaining friendships healthy.

Family (Relationships) - pupils learn about different types of families and what makes a family, relationships within families and family diversity.

Living in wider world (Community) – pupils learn about the make-up of their community, belonging, how to help others, prejudice and finances.




We follow the Discovery scheme of work for RE. Y3 focus on:

Religion: Hinduism (Diwali, Hindu beliefs and pilgrimage to the River Ganges)

Religion: Christianity (Christmas, Jesus' Miracles and Easter - forgiveness)




Rocks and Soils

Forces and Magnets


Animals Including Humans



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