National Curriculum

Year 3 Maths Plans

Hamilton's Y3 maths plans cover all of the statutory objectives of the National Curriculum for England for Year 3. 

The Coverage Chart shows you where. The Medium Term Plan lists each week's teaching focus, activities, starter and National Curriculum outcomes cross-referenced to the Hamilton Assessment Plan. There are problem-solving investigations linked to each week’s teaching available in the left hand navigation bar. The Resource List provides a comprehensive list of physical resources suggested by the Hamilton plans. The Outcomes Sheet allows you to record quick day-to-day judgements about children's mastery of objectives in the back of their maths books. Answers to exercises appear at the end of each week's resources document.

We now provide Hamilton Year 3 maths plans as both weekly plans (below) and as flexible blocks. Not sure which to use? Find out more about the difference between blocks and plans

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Match Hamilton plans to blocks

Take a look at our Year 3 Flexible Maths Blocks which organises the National Curriculum content into mathematical category blocks. If these blocks are not suitable for you, then this chart will help you adapt Hamilton Weekly Maths Plans into Blocks. Please look at the document carefully - it is three pages not one! 

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Place value

Place 3-digit numbers on a line; order and compare 3-digit numbers; find a number between two 3-digit numbers; understand place value in 3-digit numbers.

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Addition and subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction: Add and subtract pairs of 2-digit numbers using partitioning and near multiples; Add three 2-digit numbers. Mental subtraction using counting back and counting up. Includes bar model examples.

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Addition and subtraction

Written addition: Add three-digit numbers using expanded addition (one ‘carry’); Mental subtraction: count up to subtract two-digit numbers from three-digit numbers; use addition to check subtraction. Includes bar model examples.

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Measures and data

Measure/convert lengths in centimetres and metres; measure/convert weight in kilograms and grams; estimate, measure objects and record in tables; represent and interpret data in bar charts.

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Count in 1/4s and 1/2s; understand concept of fractions; begin to understand eighths; fractions with a total of 1: ¾ + □ = 1, 2/3 + □ = 1, 5/8 + □ = 1. Includes bar model examples.

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Place value and division

Understand place value in 3-digit numbers, including money; Mental multiplication and division: multiply and divide numbers by 10 and 100 and understand the effect; understand that division is the inverse of multiplication.

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Addition and subtraction

Mental addition and subtraction of 1-digit numbers to and from 3-digit. Mental addition and subtraction of multiples of 10 and 100 to and from 3-digit numbers. Word problems, choose to add or subtract. Children use number facts, partitioning and counting up and counting back.

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Addition and subtraction

Add 3-digit numbers using written expanded and compact column addition. Mental subtraction by counting up to find the difference. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction. Includes bar model examples.

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Time, position and direction

Read the time on a 12-hour digital clock and to the nearest 5 minutes on an analogue clock, convert time between analogue and digital; begin to calculate time intervals in hours and minutes; understand angles as degrees of turn, right angles as quarter turns, clockwise and anticlockwise; understand that four right angles make a complete turn and two make half a turn.

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Multiplication and division

Mental multiplication and division. Use the 4 times table to learn the 8 times table; recall x2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 tables; use times tables to divide with remainders. Choosing which calculation to use to solve a word problem.

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Multiplication, division and fractions

Mental multiplication and division by 4 by doubling or halving twice; find unit and non-unit fractions of numbers using x2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10. Includes bar model examples.