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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 3 Studies

    For Key Stage 2 Curriculum Framework please click here.

    For maths calculation guidance please click here.

    Year 3 Terms 1 and 2 Curriculum

    Term 1


    • Place value to 4 digits – reading/writing numbers in words and digits.
    • Adding/taking away 1, 10 or 100.
    • Rounding to the nearest ten or hundred.
    • Column addition and subtraction.
    • Applying these methods to solve real life word problems.
    • Recognise coinage and  bank notes 
    • Add and subtract money to find totals and to give change to £2
    • Estimate, measure and compare length in cm, m and km.


    • Writing based on ‘Meerkat Mail’ – informal letter and a blog.
    • Zoo visit recount.
    • Note taking and research in order to produce a

    non-chronological report on Elephants.


    Africa ( Terms 1 & 2)

    • Labelling continents, the Equator, the Tropics and African countries on a map.
    • Physical and human features of Africa.
    • Exploring geography and climate of Tanzania.
    • Industry in Tanzania.
    • Comparing life here to life in a village in Tanzania.



    • Recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
    • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
    • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.
    • Find patterns in the way that the sizes of shadows change.

    Term 2


    • Multiplication by 1 and 2 digit numbers.
    • Division by a 1 digit number.
    • Write and calculate number sentences for 2x  ,3x  4x   5x, and 10x, tables and the related division facts.
    • Division and multiplication word problems.
    • Count  up and down in ½, 1/3  ¼, 1/10  to 10  
    • Recognise,  find and name fractions of a set of  objects- a  third, a  half , a quarter and  a tenth with whole number answers
    • Find ¾ of a set of objects  



    Narrative writing based on ‘The Hunter’ by Paul Geraghty.



    Africa Continued



    Animals including humans

    • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
    • Identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.