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Summer 2



Chapter 12 - Angles


Pupils will be exploring angles using mathematical vocabulary and investigation. They begin by making and finding angles in shapes, then learn how to name certain angles, specifically right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles. They compare angles to one another and then describe turns using both angles and fractions


Chapter 13 - Lines and Shapes


Then we will move onto lines and shapes. This unit has pupils exploring the different types of lines in addition to properties of shapes, both 2- and 3-D. To begin the unit, pupils will be identifying perpendicular and parallel lines, followed by horizontal and vertical lines. Pupils move on to describing 2-dimensional shapes and drawing them before making 3-dimensional shapes using nets and clay.


Chapter 14 - Perimeter of Figures


This units allows pupils to explore perimeter. While perimeter itself is simply combining the lengths of sides, it is important that it is taught before pupils are introduced to 'area' and not dealt with at the same time. Pupils will begin the unit by measuring the total length around a shape before moving onto grid paper to measure the combined lengths of each side. Pupils will be calculating perimeter by adding all of the lengths together and ending the unit by calculating the perimeter of a rectangle with unknown sides that need to be determined.

Summer 1



Chapter 10 -  Picture graphs and bar graphs


In maths this half term we will start with graphs. In this chapter, pupils will be learning about how to create and interpret picture graphs and bar graphs. The chapter begins with pupils creating a number of different picture graphs where the pictures can represent more than one item. Then, pupils begin to create bar graphs, using their knowledge of picture graphs to help them. Pupils are then asked to read and interpret the information from the bar graphs.


Chapter 11 - Fractions


Then we will move onto fractions. In this chapter, pupils will spend an extended period exploring and working with fractions. As they will be exploring fractions in greater depth than in the previous curriculum, the greatest number of lessons in Year 3 has been devoted to fractions. Pupils will begin the chapter by counting in tenths and then making number pairs (the fraction equivalent to number bonds) before moving on to adding and subtracting fractions. Pupils will explore equivalent fractions and look at simplifying fractions before comparing fractions with different denominators. Towards the end of the chapter, pupils will be finding fractions of whole numbers as part of a set and looking at sharing 1 and more than 1. The chapter wraps up by applying content knowledge to sophisticated word problems.

Spring 2


Chapter 8 - Money


Our next chapter focuses on money. It allows pupils to consolidate previous learning on recognising different denominations (both notes and coins) and the simple addition and subtraction of money. It further develops the concepts related to addition and subtraction of money using number bonds as a key method. Pupils are then expected to apply their new knowledge to solve word problems using bar modelling as a key strategy.


Chapter 9 - Time


The next chapter focuses on time. Pupils begin this chapter by telling the time using 'a.m.' and 'p.m.', telling time to the minute, using analogue and digital time and telling time by using both the minute and hour hands. Pupils then learn to use the 24-hour clock and clocks using roman numerals. After this, pupils are measuring and comparing time in seconds, hours and minutes. Pupils will then complete the chapter by converting units of time and then finding a number of days in lengths of time.

Spring 1


Chapter 5 - Length


This chapter looks at length in metres and centimetres before moving on to kilometres. Pupils will learn to measure different items using centimetres, metres and kilometres. They will also be able to convert different units of measurement as well as compare different lengths. The chapter ends with five lessons on problem solving involving length, in which pupils use their mental and procedural skills to solve problems with the aid of the bar model method for visualisation.


Chapter 6 - Mass


This chapter covers mass. The chapter begins with measuring mass using scales. Pupils look at different units to measure mass, specifically grams and kilograms. They will become well-versed in reading weighing scales that have different values for each marking. Once raw skills are achieved, pupils will attempt basic word problems which will extend to more challenging word problems. There will also be more exposure to bar modelling, which will be the key strategy used to solve the word problems.


Chapter 7 - Volume


This chapter introduces volume and capacity. Pupils will learn to measure volume using millilitres and litres. They will also come across various problem-solving questions on volume and capacity.

Autumn 2 - Maths Coverage


Here at Woodbridge Junior School, we use Maths No Problem. This term we will be covering:


Chapter 3: Multiplication and Division

In this chapter, pupils will cover the multiplication and division of 3, 4 and 8. Pupils will then get to use their experience of multiplication and division to solve word problems


Chapter  4: Further Multiplication and Division

This chapter covers multiplying by a 2-digit number. The first few lessons look at decomposing a number into tens and ones so that the multiplication is easily managed and pupils can see the concept using Base 10 blocks. Lessons move onto multiplying where regrouping is necessary before pupils start to look at division. Decomposing numbers is critical in making both multiplication and division manageable for pupils and this is practised throughout the chapter. Once pupils master multiplication and division, they focus on solving problems using the multiplication and division methods dealt with in previous lessons

Autumn 1 - Maths Coverage


Here at Woodbridge Junior School, we use Maths No Problem. This term we will be covering:


Chapter 1: Numbers to 1000

This chapter covers numbers up to 1000 and focuses on the value of each digit: place value. Pupils will learn how to compose and decompose numbers, compare, order and look for patterns.


Chapter  2: Addition and Subtraction

This chapter covers addition and subtraction. The chapter starts off with simple addition before moving on to addition where renaming is required. Subtraction is also covered in a similar way where simple subtraction is mastered before moving to subtraction where renaming is required. Once pupils master addition and subtraction, they start to look at problem solving questions and practice using bar models.

Maths No Problem Scheme of Work Year 3