The LKS2 National Curriculum statutory content for Year 3 is arranged in mathematical topic blocks over the year. Each block is divided into units. Each unit is focussed around one or two specific skills within that topic.
Due to the amount of subject matter in the National Curriculum, there is not much ‘wriggle room’ if teachers want to teach every unit in each block. In Autumn, the first week is for elicitation – finding out where your children are. We’ve also allowed 2 weeks so that if children need extra time on any topic, you can extend a particular block or unit. But in Spring, only 5 days have no allocated teaching, and in Summer only 2 do not. The teaching gets tighter as the children progress through Year 3 and become more mature. You may need to select carefully what to leave out.
Hamilton strongly advise that teachers tailor the teaching using selected units in shorter blocks through the term to suit the needs of the class. Use the 'short blocks' button on the right to see our recommended route for progression through shorter blocks.
Extra Support worksheets come with guidance for a teacher or TA working with small groups. They can make a significant difference to children working below ARE. Extra support is linked to individual objectives-based units, but you can also explore a set for a whole year.
Procedural fluency is fundamental to numeracy, and Hamilton's practice worksheets are carefully differentiated for children working toward Age Related Expectations (ARE), at ARE and at greater depth. Practice is linked to individual objectives-based units, but you can also explore sets of worksheets for the whole year.