Y3 Curriculum Information

Term: Summer 2024

Home Learning

Maths home learning is set on a Monday, and to be completed before Wednesday.

English home learning is set on a Thursday, and to be completed before Monday.



Chapter 9


Children begin this chapter by telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time, and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Children then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using Roman numerals. After this, children are measuring and comparing time in seconds, minutes and hours, and finding start times and end times. Children will then complete the chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time.

Chapter 10

Pictograms and Bar Graphs

The chapter begins with children creating a number of different pictograms where the pictures can represent more than one item. Then, children begin to create bar graphs, using their knowledge of pictograms to help them. Children are then asked to read and interpret the information from the bar graphs.

Chapter 11


Children will begin the chapter by counting in tenths and then understanding fractions as division. Children will move on to finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and looking at sharing 1 and more than 1. Children will explore equivalent fractions and look at simplifying fractions before comparing fractions with different denominators. Towards the end of the chapter, children will be adding and subtracting fractions. The chapter wraps up by applying content knowledge to sophisticated word problems.

Chapter 12


Children begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. They compare angles to one another and then describe turns using both angles and fractions.

Chapter 13

Lines and Shapes

To begin the unit, children will be identifying perpendicular and parallel lines, followed by horizontal and vertical lines. Children move on to describing 2D shapes and drawing them. Children will then be describing 3D shapes. 

Chapter 14

Perimeter of Figures

Children will begin the unit by measuring the total length around a shape before moving onto grid paper to measure the combined lengths of each side. Children will be calculating perimeter by adding all of the lengths together, and ending the unit by calculating the perimeter of a rectangle with unknown sides that need to be determined.


The Bluest of Blues

Author: Fiona Robinson

Illustrator: Fiona Robinson

 A fun packed illustrated novel about a loveable, relatable boy with a cheeky sense of humour supported by a great cast of characters. Omar introduces readers to his family and his new school where he makes friends but also faces problems with his classmate Daniel’s racist remarks. Neighbour Mrs Rogers also has some prejudiced views about Muslims at first.

Omar relates his experiences in a humorous tone and the comic drawings are integrated with the text. There is a universality about the way he describes his life with which many young readers will identify. However, the author adeptly weaves in details that are distinctive to the lived experiences of young Muslim readers, from the everyday to more challenging aspects.

Sequels: Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy 

Planet Omar: Incredible Rescue Mission 

Planet Omar: Epic Hero Flop 

Planet Omar: Ultimate Rocket Blast 


Topic 7 - Energy

Children understand the energy of fire and wind, and the wonder and power of the Holy Spirit.

Topic 8 - Choices

Children explore how choices have consequences, and discuss the importance of conscience in making choices.


In this week about Islam, children learn how Muslim people worship. 

Topic 9 - Special Places

Children think about the special places in our world, including their special place.



Summer 1 - Ancient Greece

  • Athenian democracy and empire
  • Art, culture & learning in Ancient Greece
  • Greek architecture, inc. Parthenon
  • Greek religion in Greek stories
  • Greek literature, inc. epic poetry – inc Homer’s Odyssey
  • Tragedy in Greek theatre
  • Philosophy and enquiry in Ancient Greece, inc. Aristotle

Summer 2 – Alexander the Great

  • Where did Alexander come from? Backstory of Philip of Macedon and the Macedonian empire.
  • Alexander the Great: childhood, education, early battles, conquest of Persia, death.
  • Library of Alexandria
  • Egypt under the Ptolemy family.
  • Greece and Egypt – where do our stories converge?
  • Why did the Egyptian empire last so long? Why did it fizzle out this time?
  • What have we learned about why empires rise and fall?



Summer 1 - Volcanoes

  • Structure and composition of the earth
  • How and why volcanoes erupt
  • Types of volcanoes
  • Formation of volcanoes
  • Active, dormant and extinct volcanoes
  • Why people still live near volcanoes
  • Mount Etna and the human settlements around it.
  • Why people visit volcanoes (work, tourism, farming, science)

Summer 2 - Climates and Biomes

  • Continent of Europe
  • Climate zones - Equator, Arctic, Antarctic and the North/South poles
  • Climate and relationship with oceans
  • Climate and biomes within climates
  • Depth focus 1) Mediterranean climate
  • Depth focus 2) Temperate climate, using examples of Rhine & UK



Summer 1 - Forces and magnets

  • Non-contact forces
  • Attraction and repulsion of magnets
  • Magnetic materials
  • The N and S pole of magnet

Summer 2 – Bee project

  • A look at the relationship between bees and their environment
  • Importance in pollination, food and other resources


Summer 1
Online Safety: What kinds of information should I keep to myself when I use the internet?
Creating Media: Desktop Publishing

Summer 2
Online Safety: How can we be good digital citizens?
Topic TBC

Art and DT

Summer 1 Design and Technology

Structures: Constructing a Castle

Summer 2 Art
Sculpture and 3D – Abstract shape and space



Summer 1

Outdoor Adventure Activities, Summer Olympics

Summer 2

Athletics and Sports Day