On this page you will be able to find the overview for our Year 3/4 classes. The overviews shows what will be taught in each subject over the course of the school year. For more information about any of these subjects, go to the curriculum by subject section of the website. There you will find further details of the subject specific curriculum:
If you would like to know any more details about the curriculum being taught, contact either your child's class teacher or the subject lead through the school office. Details are under the contact us page.
Locking Primary School Curriculum Overview Year 3/4, Cohort 2122
 Term 1
 Term 2  Term 3  Term 4  Term 5  Term 6 
English  Text: ‘Ancient Egypt: Tales of Gods and Pharaohs’ Marcia Williams ‘Egyptian Gods and Pharaohs’ Robert Swindells Genre: myths Written Outcome: nonchronological report Additional Writing Opportunities:
 Term 2 Text: ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ Joe Todd Stanton Genre: graphic novel Written Outcome: narrative (voyage and return) Additional Writing Opportunities: biography (recount); diary (recount); conversation
 Text: ‘Mark of the Cyclops’ Saviour Pirotta ‘The Odyssey’ David Walser, illustrated by Jan Pienkowski (includes the story of the Cyclops) Genre: historical mystery novel Written Outcome: narrative (quest) Additional Writing Opportunities: letter writing (recount), diary entry (recount), persuasion, play script scene
 Text: ‘Until I met Dudley’ Roger McGough, illustrated by Chris Riddell Genre: explanation (fantasy and reality) Written Outcome: explanation of a scientific process Additional Writing Opportunities: fantasy explanation  Text: ‘Song of the Dolphin Boy’ Elizabeth Laird Legends about selkies Genre: novel Written Outcome: narrative (7S) Additional Writing Opportunities: xxx
 Text: ‘Brother Eagle, Sister Sky: A Message from Chief Seattle’ Susan Jeffers Genre: poetry (speech) Written Outcome: persuasion; performance poetry Additional Writing Opportunities: research

Maths – Y3 objectives  Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 more or less than a given number Identify and estimate numbers using different representations Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words Recognise the place value of each digit in a three digit number (hundreds, tens, ones) Compare and order numbers to a thousand Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas Estimate the answer to a calculation and use the inverse operation to check answers Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
Solve problems, including number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction  Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 more or less than a given number Estimate the answer to a calculation and use the inverse operation to check answers Add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
Solve addition and subtraction twostep problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know including for twodigit numbers times onedigit numbers, using mental and progressing to written formal methods Recall and use multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for twodigit numbers times onedigit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods  Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know including for twodigit numbers times onedigit numbers, using mental and progressing to written formal methods Recall and use multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for twodigit numbers times onedigit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods Count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into ten equal parts and in dividing onedigit numbers or quantities by 10 Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and nonunit fractions with small denominators Recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and nonunit fractions with small denominators Recognise and show using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole (for example, five sevenths add one seventh =six sevenths) Solve problems that involve all of the above Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml) Measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
 Count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into ten equal parts and in dividing onedigit numbers or quantities by 10 Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and nonunit fractions with small denominators Recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and nonunit fractions with small denominators Recognise and show using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole (for example, five sevenths add one seventh =six sevenths) Solve problems that involve all of the above
Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
 Add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12hour and 24hour clocks Estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hour; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m/p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight Know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year Compare durations of events (for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks) Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables Solve onestep and twostep questions (for example, “How many more?” and “How many fewer?”) using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictogram tables  Draw 2D shapes Make 3D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3D shapes in different orientations and describe them Recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half turn, three make a three quarters of a turn: identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines 
Maths – Y4 objectives  Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations Read Roman numerals to 100 (I to C) and know that over time, the numeral system changed to include the concept of zero and place value Find 1000 more or less than a given number Recognise the place value of each digit in a fourdigit number (thousands, hundreds, tens and ones) Order and compare numbers beyond 1000 Round any number to the nearest 10, 100, or 1000 Solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above and with increasingly large positive numbers Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate  Count in multiples of 6, 7, 9, 25 and 1000 Count backwards through zero to include negative numbers
Estimate and use inverse operations to check answers to a calculation Add and subtract numbers with up to 4 digits using the formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction where appropriate
Multiply twodigit and threedigit numbers by a onedigit number using formal written layout
Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12
Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations Multiply twodigit and threedigit numbers by a onedigit number using formal written layout  Multiply twodigit and threedigit numbers by a onedigit number using formal written layout
Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12x12
Use place value, known and derived facts to multiply and divide mentally, including: multiplying by 0 and 1; dividing by 1; multiplying together three numbers Recognise and use factor pairs and commutativity in mental calculations Multiply twodigit and threedigit numbers by a onedigit number using formal written layout Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten Solve simple measures and money problems involving fractions and decimals to tow decimal places Find the effect of dividing a onedigit or twodigit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including nonfractions where the answer is a whole number Convert between different units of measure (for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute) Estimate, compare and calculate different measures Measure and calculate the perimeter of a rectilinear figure (including squares) in centimetres and metres Find the area of a rectilinear shapes by counting squares  Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths Recognise and write decimal equivalents to quarter, half, three quarters Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places  Convert between different units of measure (for example, kilometre to metre; hour to minute) Estimate, compare and calculate different measures Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence Read, write and convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes: minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days Interpret and present discrete and continuous data using appropriate graphical methods, including bar charts and time graphs Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information represented in a bar charts, pictograms, tables and other graphs  Compare and classify geometric shapes, including quadrilaterals and triangles, based on their properties and sizes Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations Identify acute and obtuse angles and compare and order angles up to two right angles by size Identify lines of symmetry in 2D shapes presented in different orientations Complete a simple symmetric figure with respect to a specific line of symmetry Describe positions on a 2D grid as coordinates in the first quadrant Describe movements between positions as translations of a given unit to the left/right and up/down Plot specific points and draw sides to complete a given polygon 
Science  States of matter  Electricity
 Plants
 Animals including humans  Living things and their habitats  
History 

 Romans 
 The Greeks  
Geography  Extreme Weather  Extreme Earth Volcanoes and Earthquakes  Romans  Marvellous Mountains 
 
Religions Education  Unit 3: What do Hindu people believe about Dharma, Deity and Atman?  Unit 4: What do Christians believe about Salvation? (Links with Easter)  Unit 6: What do Christians believe about Agape?  
Design and Technology  Biscuits 
 Light it up (as it links with the science unit) 
 Storybook


Art and design 
 Character galleries OR What’s in the egg? Painting and printing (We’re waiting for the new art SOWs to be released) 
 Character galleries OR What’s in the egg? Painting and printing (We’re waiting for the new art SOWs to be released) 
 Make me a character 
Music  Mamma Mia  Glockenspiel 2  Stop!
 Lean on me  Blackbird  Reflect, Rewind and Replay 
Physical Education Skills  Personal Skills  Social Skills  Cognitive and Creative Skills  Cognitive and creative skills  Health and Fitness  Physical Skills 
PSHE  Being in my world  Celebrating difference  Dreams and Goals  Healthy me  Relationships  Changing me 
Computing  The internet  Audio editing  Photo editing  Data logging  Repetition in shapes  Repetition in games 
Spanish  Greetings Numbers  Classroom instructions Ask for and give name  Colours  Colours and verbs  Names of fruit Food items  Days of the week Months of the year 