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For the first few weeks of the new term, we will be settling into our school routines and enjoying being back together again.  We will be looking at what it means to be a good friend and doing lots of work around this theme.

Autumn Term 2020


At the beginning of the Autumn Term, staff will not be teaching a full curriculum. Instead, we will be focussing on emotional, social and physical skills as well as ensuring that the children have grasped the basics from the previous year in reading, writing and maths. We have tried to make the focus of the curriculum flexible enough to allow plenty of time to spend on the wellbeing aspects (ie socialisation and friendship building). It will also allow time for establishing new routines, settling in activities and the new behaviour policy.


All year groups will be themed around a song, which reflects our school so that we can introduce a sense of being ‘whole’ even though they will more separated than usual by being in bubbles. This song will be chosen by the class from a selection suggested by the teacher. At the end of the unit, we will have a virtual celebration where each class will share their song and work/learning.


Sessions will be short and broken up using brain breaks or active minutes, for example 20 minutes’ maths then playdough to build up fine motor skills. There will be lots of opportunities for the children to be independent and practical.

Year 3



  • Mindfulness
  • Circle time – discussion about Covid and home learning etc.
  • Yoga



  • 2 lessons a week as usual
  • Active minutes daily – mile a day/ couch to 5k/walk and talk – opportunities to work on social skills
  • Playdough/gloop/plasticine or other hand strengthening activities daily



Class pick a song based on school values from a selection the teacher chooses. Work linked to this e.g.

  • Learn the song (no more than 15 singing at once, but could speak the words altogether)
  • Make up an accompaniment to the song on instruments
  • Art – personal response to the song
  • PSHE – meaning behind the song
  • DT – design and make an instrument


Daily Dashboard



  • Class book read to them daily
  • Individual reading to an adult or independently daily
  • Spelling – using word list from year 2 teach strategies to learn spellings independently (LSCWC, rainbow writing, pyramids, flash cards etc.)
  • Talk for Writing unit – could link to topic song – use to baseline individual needs. Focus on non-negotiables from year 2.

e.g. write own verse to song, poetry work, word meaning



  • Daily broken into short sections based on the Year 2 objectives on

  • Multiplication tables daily


Throughout the day:

  • 1:1 conferences (not academic to start with – more a chance to get to know the child)
  • Brain breaks



Virtual – mix of teacher led and Oak Academy ones

Year 3 Maths non-negotiables

Number and Place Value

Place value:
100s tens , ones up to 1000


Addition and Subtraction

Use column addition and subtraction hundreds, tens and ones

Multiplication and Division

Instant recall of 3, 4, 8 times tables
Introduce 6 times tables
Use column method of multiplication tens and ones
Short division using known tables 2 digit by 1 digit



Recognise, find and write unit and non-unit fractions of a set of objects up to 20. E.g. 1/7, 1/10, 2/7, 4/10
Recognise equivalent fractions (denominators to 20)
Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator
within a whole.
Know the equivalent tenths fractions (3/10) to decimals (0.3)



Km – m – cm – mm
Kg – g
L – ml
Hour – minute – seconds
Year – month – weeks – days
(including how many days in each month and leap years)
Read an analogue clock



Identify right angles
Know parallel and perpendicular lines



Read bar charts (different scales e.g. 2, 5, 10 ) and tables.


Year 3 Writing non-negotiables





· Use capital letters, full stops, question marks and exclamation marks correctly.

· Use commas in a list correctly

· Use apostrophes for omission and singular possession mostly correctly.

· Begin to use inverted commas correctly to demarcate speech.

Use a range of subordinating and coordinating conjunctions, prepositions and adverbs correctly in sentences.

Can spell 80% Year 3 word list correctly.

Handwriting is joined consistently.