
The School Curriculum at Fairfields  Key Stage 2  Year 3  Maths
Year 3 Programme of study
Number – number and place value 
Pupils are taught to:
 count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; find 10 or 100 more or less than a given number
 recognise the place value of each digit in a threedigit number (hundreds, tens, ones)
 compare and order numbers up to 1000
 identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations
 read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words
 solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas.

Number – addition and subtraction 
Pupils are taught to:
 add and subtract numbers mentally, including:
 a threedigit number and ones
 a threedigit number and tens
 a threedigit number and hundreds
 add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
 estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
 solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.

Number – multiplication and division 
Pupils are taught to:
 recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables
 write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for twodigit numbers times onedigit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods
 solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division, including positive integer scaling problems and correspondence problems in which n objects are connected to m objects.

Number – fractions 
Pupils are taught to:
 count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing onedigit numbers or quantities by 10
 recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and nonunit fractions with small denominators
 recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and nonunit fractions with small denominators
 recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators
 add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole [for example, ^{5}/_{7} + ^{1}/_{7} = ^{6}/_{7}]
 compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators
 solve problems that involve all of the above.

Measurement 
Pupils are taught to:
 measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)
 measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes
 add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both £ and p in practical contexts
 tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12hour and 24hour clocks
 estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
 know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
 compare durations of events [for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks].

Geometry – properties of shapes 
Pupils are taught to:
 draw 2D shapes and make 3D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3D shapes in different orientations and describe them
 recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn
 identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a halfturn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle
 identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.

Statistics 
Pupils are taught to:
 interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables
 solve onestep and twostep questions [for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.

