Year 3
Knowledge Organisers
Year 3 Knowledge Organisers
We are Bug Fixers Knowledge Organiser
Year 3 Addition and Subtraction Knowledge Organiser
Year 3 Place Value Knowledge Organiser
Year 3 Plants Knowledge Organiser
Year 3 Rocks Knowledge Organiser
Year 3 Grammar Knowledge Organiser



Autumn- Under Attack

Spring – Life all around us

Summer – Natural disasters


Informal letter about Y3

Diary of a Roman Soldier

Informal letter as a Roman soldier

Explanation about a Roman soldier’s life

Max’s Roman Mystery

Portal story

Description of a Roman Market place

Newspaper article about Boudicca’s rebellion.

Instructions on how to build a Roman road.

Formal letter about the Roman Murder Mystery.

Arthur and the golden rope

Description of fearsome mythical beast.

Retelling Thor’s myth

Viking long boat information text.

Formal letter from Thor to Arthur.

Innovation of Arthur and the Golden rope.

Non- Fiction report comparing Italy and England.

The Journey

Setting description


Formal letter

The wind in the willows

Innovation of chapter 1

Informal letter writing

Character description

Information text about river animal

Escape from Pompeii

Newspaper report

Diary entry

Explanation text of different natural disasters

Description of Pompeii.

Formal letter to mayor about air pollution.

How fossils are formed explanation


Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and Division

Measurement: Money/length and perimeter




Measurement: Time

Geometry: properties of shape

Measurement: Mass and capacity



What are the sources of light?

What is dark?

How are shadows formed?

How is light reflected?

Why do we need light to see?


Animals including humans

What are the different types of skeleton?

How do muscles work?

Can I recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways?

How can classification keys help to group and identify a variety of living things in their local and wider environment?

Can I recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things?

What are the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions?

What are the functions of a plant?

How is water transported by plants?

How are seeds pollinated and dispersed?

Rocks and Soils

What is a rock?

How are rocks formed?

What are the different types of rocks?

How are rocks similar or different?

What are the properties of different rocks?

What rocks make up volcanoes?

How are fossils formed?

Who is Mary Anning?


Fitness – Daily Boost/Big Moves

Ball Skills - Basketball


Dance – Val Sabin units

Ball Skills – Cricket

Outdoor and Adventurous

Ball Skills – Tag rugby




Aut 1 – Romans

Aut 2 –


Romans and Vikings

What do I already know about the Romans/Vikings?

When and where did the Roman Empire start?

Why and where did the Romans/Vikings invade?

What are the different views about Boudicca’s rebellion?

What are the legacies of the Roman/ Viking empire?

Battle tactics, number systems, gods, transport, elements of daily life.

Compare and contrast Romans, Vikings and life today.

History of our local area

How has Oadby changed over the years?

Who lives in Oadby?

Who are the people who have made a difference to Oadby?




Who is Mary Anning?

What happened in Pompeii?

Can I research natural disasters from the past?




Aut 1 – linked to Romans

Autumn 2 – Linked to Vikings

Where is Rome/Where do the Vikings come from?

Where did the Roman/Viking Empire expand to?

Which countries does it include?

Locating countries on the map of Europe.

Comparing Italy and England(Human and physical features)

What features make a good place to settle?

The origin of place names.


Where does water come from and what do we use it for?

Can I Locate and name the major rivers and seas in England?

What is the water cycle?

What is the journey of a river and the vocabulary associated with it?

Can we explore water equity?

What are the physical and human geography features of the local area? (Oadby)

Can I locate a local river on a map and draw a sketch map?(River Soar)

Can I compare maps of the local area from the past with present day maps?

Can I identify the human and physical features in the local area (Oadby)

Through the study of maps can I learn about OS symbols, coordinates/grid references and compass directions?

Can I apply and develop these skills when making sketch their own maps of the local area?

What are natural disasters?

What are the causes?

How does climate change impact upon natural disasters?

What are the different sections of the Earth? (links with rock types in science)

Can I locate volcanoes on a map?

Can I locate famous natural disasters around the world?


Pencil sketching: (Stippling, shading and cross hatching skills

Sketching fossils and Roman shield, Viking long boat.


Threading a needle and stitching to make  a felt purse.

Can I develop my sketching skills by sketching the local area, rivers, river animals?

Can I mix and use watercolours?

Can I study the work of botanical artist Margaret Mee?

Can I research the painting ‘The Great  Wave off Kanagawa?’ by Hokusai.

Can I recreate ‘The wave?’

Can I use a range of materials and techniques to represent a volcanic eruption?

Can I draw a volcano in the style of the illustrations from the book ‘Escape from Pompeii.’

Design and


Design and make a Roman shield

Viking longboat as a class?

Design and make a diva. (Clay)

Can I find design a water landscape scene incorporating moving parts?

Can I use papier mache to create an erupting volcano?



Just like a Roman Song and Roman Numeral song

Exploring your voice and Using percussion to explore sounds and composition.

Performance and evaluation

Can I compose melodies?

Can I create accompaniments using glockenspiels and percussive instruments (chosen instruments)

Can we be code makers? - looking at written music notation, seeing if we can create simple words through writing music notes correctly e.g - CAB

Can I recognise works of famous composers?

Can I sing with expression?

Can I create mood through sounds?


Computing systems and networks: Connecting computers

How does a digital device work?

What parts make up a digital device?

How do digital devices work?

How am I connected?

How are computers connected?

What does our school network look like?

Creating Media: Stop frame animation

Can a picture move?

How can I tell a story frame by frame?

How can I evaluate and improve?

Programming: Sequencing sounds

Can I use Scratch to programme a Sprite?

Data and information: Branching databases

Can I create and use branching databases?

Creating media: Desktop Publishing

Can I use text and images to convey information clearly.


Programming: Events and actions in programs

Can I use Scratch to programme a series of events and actions?


Health and wellbeing:

How can I keep safe and healthy in school?

Who can help me to keep safe and healthy?

Living in the wider world:

What are our rights and responsibilities?


How can we be a good friend?

Living in the wider world

What makes a good community?


What are families like?

Health and Wellbeing

Why should we eat well and look after our teeth?

Why should we keep active and sleep well?


What does it mean to be a Christian today?

What do different religions believe about god?

Why is Jesus inspiring to people?

Why is the bible so important to Christians?

Why do people pray?