Year 3

Curriculum 2017/2018

Autumn Term 1


It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! Find out who’s coming to visit…is it a bug munching lizard or an eagle eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?

This term our exciting new topic is ‘predators’.  The children will learn about creepy crocs, amazing alligators, deadly assassin bugs and the voracious Venus flytrap. They will start by looking at different predators and their prey and investigating their characteristics. They will be inspired to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the chain.  An overview of Maths and Literacy skills that will be covered can be found below.  Please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for any further information.

This topic will cover the following curriculum areas;

Science: The learning will focus on food chains, fossils and plants.

Geography: We will be using maps to locate countries and continents.

Design Technology/ Art: We will be using paint to create pictures.

Computing: We will be learning to research online.

RE: We will work around the concept of remembering.

French: We will be practising common French greetings.


In Maths this term the children will focus their learning on the following skills;

  • Place Value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Time


Literacy including Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

Our first book of the year, Gorilla, uses illustrations and simple sentences to explore the story of a young girl’s adventure. Using themes from the story, children will write alternative endings and share them with the class. Next, we will be reading Dragon with a Big Nose, a comical collection of poems containing exciting techniques such as personification. From this, children will write and perform their own poems.

Our Grammar, punctuation and spelling learning will focus on the following skills;

  • Use of syllables and repetition
  • Formation of nouns using a range of prefixes