Year Three

Below you'll find a sample plan for term one, to give a sense of what topics are covered.


  • Poetry – settings and dragon poems
  • Portal stories
  • Character and setting descriptions
  • Drama and role play
  • Information texts on mythical creatures
  • Recount writing

Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education

  • New beginnings
  • Making new friends
  • Working with others
  • Social skills


  • History – changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • Geography – physical geography such as volcanoes and earthquakes linking with our units across the curriculum.


  • Basic rhythm.
  • Identify instruments by sight and sound.
  • Learn to sing and perform new songs.
  • Listen to different instruments being played in famous musical pieces.

Modern foreign language


  • Introduction to France and French Culture
  • Greetings and common phrases
  • Classroom instructions
  • Pets
  • Introductions and simple conversations
  • Nursery rhymes and traditional games


  • Compare and group rocks
  • Describe how fossils are formed
  • Investigating soil
  • Carrying out scientific investigations


  • Consolidation of number facts
  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division

Physical education

  • Hockey and swimming
  • Tag rugby and floor gymnastics

Art and Design technology

  • Mark-making and observational drawing.
  • Exploring cave art
  • Colour mixing and painting techniques
  • Making roundhouses


  • Touch-typing skills
  • Creating and running code, debugging a program.

Religious education

  • Teachings, study and treatment of sacred texts
  • Different festivals and celebrations