Year 3 Curriculum

In Faith and Love, We Learn and Grow. 


Maths mastery is the core of our learning approach at St Hugh of Lincoln. We use the Power Maths scheme of work to deliver a comprehensive curriculum covering all aspects of the National Curriculum. Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. … Built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths and focuses on helping all children to build a deep understanding of maths concepts.

Autumn TermUnit 1: Place Value within 1000
Unit 2: Addition and Subtraction (1)
Unit 3: Addition and Subtraction (2)
Unit 4: Multiplication and Division (1)
Spring Term Unit 5: Multiplication and Division (2)
Unit 6: Money
Unit 7: Statistics
Unit 8: Length
Unit 9: Fractions (1)
Summer TermUnit 10: Fractions (2)
Unit 11: Time
Unit 12: Angles and property of shapes
Unit 13: Mass
Unit 14: Capacity

English Learning

English at St Hugh of Lincoln is based upon the recognition of the role of outstanding English texts in garnering interest and engagement with learning across reading, writing and the spoken word. Using a range of classic texts as inspiration, we aim to develop confidence in reading and oracy, and writers who feel there is a value, a purpose and a beauty in what they write. A typical learning journey starts with a in-depth look at an outstanding text. Every week typically features an extended write supplemented by Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar learning.

 TermTitle and AuthorKey Themes
Autumn TermKing of the Sky by Nicola Davies

The Matchbox Diary - Paul Fleischman and Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Y5/6)
When a little girl visits her great-grandfather at his curio-filled home, she chooses an unusual object to learn about: an old cigar box. What she finds inside surprises her: a collection of matchboxes making up her great-grandfather’s diary, containing objects she can hold in her hand, each one evoking a memory. Together they tell of his journey from Italy to a new country, before he could read and write – the olive stone his mother gave him to suck on when there wasn’t enough food; a hairpin he found on the boat; a ticket still retaining the thrill of his first baseball game. With a narrative entirely in dialogue, Paul Fleischman makes immediate the two characters’ foray into the past. With warmth and an uncanny eye for detail, Bagram Ibatoulline gives expressive life to their journey through time – and towards each other.

King of the Sky - Nicola Davies, illustrated by Laura Carlin
A little boy has come to start his life in a new country (which could be Wales) where nothing is familiar, apart from the racing pigeons kept by his neighbour: an old man called Mr Evans.
One day, Mr Evans hands the boy one of the pigeons and says it’s his: the boy names it Re Del Cielo, King of the Sky.
Mr Evans and the boy enter King of the Sky into a race – it will go by train to Italy, where the boy is from, and fly home. Mr Evans says it has the wings for distance, but is he right? Perhaps the sunlight, the fountains and the smell of vanilla the boy misses so much will make the pigeon want to stay. Yet when the pigeon returns, the boy realises home can be more than one place.
• Belief
• Courage
• Determination
• Bravery
Spring TermThe Firework Maker’s Daughter – Philip Pullman
Lila dreams to become a firework-maker, just like her father. In order to become a true firework-maker, she sets off alone on a perilous journey to reach the terrifying Fire-Fiend. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake than she ever imagined. Will Lila survive? Lila’s is the kind of magical adventure that all children dream of and the gripping story of the fleet-footed heroine will livelong in the memory of anyone who enters her world.
• Friends
• Courage
• Determination
Summer TermLost Happy Endings
• Friendship
• Love
• Change

RE Learning

At St. Hugh of Lincoln Primary School we have adopted ‘Come and See,’ the Religious Education programme supported by the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton. Central to the programme is Christian belief in Jesus Christ, His Word and Revelation of God.

Autumn TermUnit 1: Homes
Unit 2: Signs and Symbols
Other World Faiths: Judaism
Unit 3: Visitors
Spring TermUnit 4: Journeys
Unit 5: Listening and Sharing
Unit 6: Giving all
Summer TermUnit 7: Energy
Unit 8: Choices
Other World Faiths: Sikhism
Unit 9: Special Places

Curriculum Learning

Autumn 1Movement and FeedingThe Stone Age (H)CodingFormal Elements: Shape and ToneLet Your Spirit FlyMinimus LatinBeing Me in My World
Autumn 2Light and ShadowClimate and Weather (G)Graphing
Food: Eating SeasonallyGlockenspiel Stage 1Minimus LatinCelebrating Difference How We Live in Love
Spring 1What Plants NeedThe Bronze and Iron Age (H)Using Microsoft PowerPointPrehistoric ArtThree Little BirdsMinimus LatinDreams and Goals
Spring 2Rocks and SoilsOur World (G)Simulations
Effective Searching
Mechanical Systems: Pneumatic Toys The Dragon SongMinimus LatinHealthy MeHow We Live in Love
Summer 1Parts of PlantsLocal History (H)CodingEvery Picture Tells a StoryBringing Us TogetherMinimus LatinRelationships
Summer 2Magnets and ForcesCoasts (G) LogoElectrical Systems: static electricityMinimus LatinHow We Live in Love