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Curriculum Info.




During Autumn Term 1, our curriculum for English and Maths is designed carefully to support the transition between the Year 2 curriculum objectives to the Year 3 curriculum objectives. Teachers and teaching assistants will be busy baselining children during the first full week of Year 3 to highlight any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding. Throughout this week we will also be recapping the basics in both English and Maths. In English we will refresh the children’s knowledge on the different word classes and in Maths will recap number and place value associated with 2-digit numbers. After this, our learning will transition to the full Year 3 objectives, however those who need further intervention will be part of focused groups throughout the weeks.


In the Autumn Term we will be covering the following:


English – Our focus will be around mastering the art of sentence structure and types. We will be using video stimuluses as well as talk for writing to aid children's imagination. In our English lessons we will also begin to unpick narratives, considering the skills required to write our very own story. To support this, the teachers will be using snippets of their class novels linked to their historical period.


Maths – Number and Place Value. We will be using different manipulatives to represent both 2 and 3-digit numbers and begin to partition numbers into hundreds, tens, and ones. As the term progresses, we will begin to explore numbers up to 1000, highlighting how to represent and identify these numbers, order numbers to 1000 and compare them using the language greater than, less than and equal to. Once children are secure with the foundations and basics of number and place value we will begin to explore powerful methods to support addition and subtraction.


Our afternoons will be also be very busy with lots of fun and exciting units of work.

History - In History we will be introducing our unit of learning around Ancient Egypt. We will be looking at Queen Victoria and what life was like during this historical period. 


Art - During our art lessons we will study the work of Vincent Van Gogh. We will explore his different painting styles and techniques and try to create our very own landscapes, linking this closely to Egyptian landscapes and portraits.


PSCHE & RSHE - This term will see us focus mostly in the health and relationships aspect of PSCHE, where we will be exploring emotions and providing strategies to cope with different emotions.


RE - In RE we will be thinking about what it means to be a Christian in Britain today by exploring a Christians rituals at home and comparing to non-Christians. We w8ll explore their daily routines as well as their weekly regimes and compare to that of differing viewpoints.


Science - In Science we will be exploring forces and magnets so we can be prepared for lots of practical tasks! This is a firm favourite during the Autumn Term as the children love to get hands on and it helps form the basic understanding of investigations and experiments. 


PE - To be confirmed. 




Please click on the attachments below to see our overviews of learning. The long term plan provides an overview for the year and the medium term plan provides an overview for the half term. This will provide you with an insight into what we will be learning and focusing on each week. Our class timetable will also help you to understand when specific curriculum subjects are taught.



To support the children with their learning we have produced knowledge organisers which act as a visual memory aid for the retention of the knowledge, skills and understanding we are learning about. Each knowledge organiser follows a similar structure, including key vocabulary, key knowledge or facts and generally supporting images. 


Please click on the knowledge organisers below to see what your child is learning about and to continue to help them retain this information at home.