In Year 3 our Cornerstones topics this year are:
- Gods and Mortals
- Rocks, Relics and Rumbles
- Tribal Tales
What will my child do in Year 3?
As in all other year groups, Year 3 follow statutory schemes of learning set out by the government. Children will access the full range of curriculum subjects. Generally speaking, Reading, Writing and Maths will be taught daily; Geography, History, Art and Design, Music and Computing will be taught in blocks to match the topics listed above, and PSHE, RE, Science and Languages will be taught at least fortnightly across the year. At HCP, we strive to make teaching and learning personalised, exciting and creative.
The curriculum for English in Year 3
In Year 3, we enjoy a learning about a range of text types through the use of picture, fiction and non-fiction books. We often use short video clips to inspire writing too. Your child’s enjoyment and understanding of language is crucial in supporting their reading and writing and the use of different stimuli encourages children’s fluency as readers, their ability as writers and their comprehension. They will also continue to hone their writing skills through short burst writing and lengthier published pieces.
By the end of Year 3, children’s reading and writing should be sufficiently fluent for them to manage the general demands of the curriculum in Year 4 across all subjects. They should be able to reflect their understanding of the purpose and audience of their writing by selecting appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
In Year 3, children’s confidence, enjoyment, and mastery of language will be extended through public speaking, performance, and debate.
The curriculum for maths in Year 3
The main focus of maths teaching in Year 3 is to ensure that children have an increasingly confident understanding of the number system and place value to include integers up to 1000. This evolves into addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, where children will be introduced to basic formal written methods so that their work becomes more efficient. Established pictorial methods and mental methods will also be developed further. Please see the school calculation policy for the methods that will be introduced in Year 3. This improved command of number is then applied in units of work on fractions, geometry, statistics and measurement.