Y3 Curriculum Information

Term: Summer 2023

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 10 Pictograms and Bar Graphs

In this chapter, the children will be learning about how to create and interpret pictograms and bar graphs. The children will create a number of different pictograms where the pictures can represent more than one item. Then, pupils begin to create bar graphs, using their knowledge of pictograms to help them. 

Chapter 11 Fractions

In this chapter, the children will spend an extended period exploring and working with fractions.  The lessons will begin by counting in tenths and then understanding fractions as division. Pupils will move on to finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and looking at sharing 1 and more than 1. Pupils will explore equivalent fractions and look at simplifying fractions before comparing fractions with different denominators. Towards the end of the chapter, pupils will be adding and subtracting fractions. 

Chapter 12 Angles

In this chapter, the children will be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation. They begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. 

Chapter 13 Lines and Shapes

In this unit we will be exploring the different types of lines in addition to properties of shapes, both 2D and 3D. To begin the unit, children will be identifying perpendicular and parallel lines, followed by horizontal and vertical lines. Pupils move on to describing 2D shapes and drawing them. Pupils will then be describing 3D shapes and making them using play dough.

Chapter 14 Perimeter of Figures

The 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. Pupils 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.



I was a Rat 

Author: Philip Pullman

Illustrator: Peter Bailey

A boy turns up on the doorstep of an elderly childless couple claiming that he was a rat. The boy is subsequently questioned by the Philosopher Royal, kidnapped and put in a freak show, and the whole process eventually leads to a courtroom where his life is in danger. Aspects of the tale appear on pages from a newspaper ‘The Daily Scourge’, as does the story of the recent ‘fairy tale’ marriage of the Prince and his bride Aurelia (aka Mary Jane). The link between these two stories unfolds in the book’s climax.

An adventure in which humour is conveyed through the use of language and characterisation, but which also has a darker side if readers stop and consider how opinions can so easily be formed by the media.





Topic 7 Energy
Exploring the gifts of the Holy Spirit

Topic 8 Choices
The importance of examination of conscience and The Sacrament of Reconciliation

Topic 9 Special places
Holy places for Jesus and Christians 


Summer 1 - Ancient Greece

The children will be building on their previous half term’s learning on Persia and Greece. They
will look at the beginnings of democracy in Athens, the Peloponnesian War between Athens and Sparta, the Parthenon and its significance before exploring examples of Greek literature, focusing on the story of the
Odyssey, and the Ancient Greek’s love of philosophy.



Summer 1 - Volcanoes

The children will study the different layers
of the earth down to the core, explore what happens when a volcano erupts and develop understanding about the different types of volcanoes. Children will look closely at Mount Etna in Sicily as a case study. They will also learn how volcanoes are formed. They will learn why some people choose to be near a dangerous volcano.


Summer 1 - Forces and Magnets 
The children will notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. They will compare how things move on different surfaces. They will describe magnets as having two poles and observe how magnets attract some materials and not others. They will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others. Finally, they will understand how magnets work in real life contexts.


Information technology - Creating Media

Stop-frame animation

Art and DT

Structures – constructing a castle


Ballads and Ukulele 

Building on from Ballard’s (Spring 2) Using an animation as inspiration, select vocab to describe story then turn into lyrics; incorporate rhyming words for own Ballard and perform as a group. 

Ukulele: Securing 1 chord songs.


Summer 1 

Class Teacher: Maypole Dancing

Coach Ben: Cricket