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Year 3 Matrix


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Term 4

Term 5

Term 6



Traditional Tale 

Jack and the BeanstalkDiscussion – Should Jack be Jailed?

Fable The lion and the mouse.

Instructions – How to tame a lion

Losing / finding taleHow & Persuasion Report and ExplanationPoetry Quest StoryThe sword and the stone. Wishing tale The Clever Wish

Recount – Newspaper article about the clever wish.



Place valueaddition & subtraction, multiplication & division, properties of shape. Addition & subtraction measurements –data handling, multiplication & division, fractions. Place value, addition & subtraction, measurements, fractions, division. Addition & subtraction, measurements, multiplication & division. Place value, addition & subtraction, multiplication & division.Measurements. Place value, multiplication & division, properties of shape, fractions, addition & subtraction.




Forces and MagnetsComparing how things move on different surfaces.

Some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.

Observing how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others describe magnets as having two poles.




Comparing and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.

Describing in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.

Recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

 Light and Shadow Recognising that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.

Discovering that light is reflected from surfaces.

Recognising that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect eyes and skin.

Discovering that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.

Animals including humans

Identifying 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.

Identifying that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.


Identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants.

Exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth.

Investigating the way in which water is transported within plants.

Exploring the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants.



Internet safety

Using CEOPS lessons to bring awareness of taking care using the internet.


Using the shape tools to draw, using solid, pattern & gradient fills.

Changing the width of brush, spray & lines.

Re-sizing an object.


Word processing a piece of text.

Insert/delete a word using the mouse and arrow keys.

Highlighting text to change its format.


Experimenting with text, pictures and animation to make a simple slide show?


Filling in a data collection sheet?

Collect and enter information to make a graph.


Finding information on a website.

Click links in a web site?

Print a web page to use as a resource.

R.E. Personal and Religious Celebrations

With a focus on rejoicing and remembering.  Look at Harvest

Christianity worship and celebrationFocus on festivals, the Christian calendar, Advent and Christmas CelebrationsLook at special occasions in religious communities ChristianityWith particularfocus on the events of the term: Mothering Sunday, lent, Easter Sikhism worship and ceremonyLooking at beliefs, festivals, five K’s, becoming a Sikh. Symbols and special objectsCompare and contrast.


  Human and physical geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes Maps / Climate Similarities and differences with a region in the UK.
HISTORY Stone age to the Iron age The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain



Cave paintings With a focus on drawing and sketching Clay potsDesign, make and evaluate products. Pots to be sold at Christmas Fair. VolcanoesUsing a range of materials, produce a model of a volcano. Mosaics Using the historic theme of the romans, create a mosaic. Exploring food from around the world.Look at selection and understand what a balanced diet is. PaintingExplore the technique of painting and produce a painted tile for the summer fair.


Nursery Rhymes Christmas What is music Exploring the musical elements Peter and the Wolf Kitchen Orchestra


Invasion games Gymnastics Rounders Dance Outdoor adventure/ Problem solving Athletics/Games