Year 3


Welcome to the Curriculum information for Year 3. At Whitehill we deliver the National Curriculum through the International Primary Curriculum giving the pupils a global perspective and key skills for citizenship. We offer a creative curriculum which is broad, balanced and thematically focused.

The curriculum is taught, where applicable, in a thematic way. Core subjects; Maths, English and Science are given a priority and key skills are built in to themed lessons. Children become absorbed in a topic and are taught in a creative and fun environment where they want to be part of moulding their learning in the classroom.

Our curriculum is designed to include, wherever possible, first-hand experiences, particularly when new skills are being introduced. The result is a vibrant, dynamic curriculum that clearly links together key skills through core and foundation subjects.

We aim to deliver the skills of independence, self-motivation and autonomy through a wide variety of experiences and a superb range of extra-curricular activities, many of which are supported by staff who give their time freely.


For a curriculum overview for each subject in this year group, please click on the link below. You will notice that some subjects have more than one document and these should be read in conjunction with each other. Equally, you may find that the overview contains more than a single year group, in which case, the Year 3 material will be clearly labelled.

Welcome to Year 3 What life is like in Year 3
Habitats Topic Letter An outline of the units of work for Autumn 2019
Rainforests An overview of the Year 3 topic, ‘Rainforests’
Computing Updated key skills covered through the Herts Scheme of Work
Computing Overview of the National Curriculum requirements
Religious Education Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE which is followed at Whitehill
History Year 3 overview
Science Year 3 overview
Modern Foreign Languages Year 3 overview
Maths Year 3 overview
English The knowledge, skills and understanding outlined in the statutory requirements will be learned within the meaningful context of our IPC topics
English Overview of the National Curriculum requirements