Year 3 Mathematics

The long term plan below shows the order in which units are taught and approximately how many weeks are spent on each unit.

These are broken down further into the small steps for each unit of work. All small steps involve an element of reasoning and problem solving and link to the National Curriculum.

Autumn

Place Value

Step 1 Represent numbers to 100

Step 2 Partition numbers to 100

Step 3 Number line to 100

Step 4 Hundreds

Step 5 Represent numbers to 1,000

Step 6 Partition numbers to 1,000

Step 7 Flexible partitioning of numbers to 1,000

Step 8 Hundreds, tens and ones

Step 9 Find 1, 10 or 100 more or less

Step 10 Number line to 1,000

Step 11 Estimate on a number line to 1,000

Step 12 Compare numbers to 1,000

Step 13 Order numbers to 1,000

Step 14 Count in 50s


National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be 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 3-digit number (100s, 10s, 1s)

  • compare and order numbers up to 1,000

  • identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

  • read and write numbers up to 1,000 in numerals and in words

  • solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

Addition and Subtraction

Step 1 Apply number bonds within 10

Step 2 Add and subtract 1s

Step 3 Add and subtract 10s

Step 4 Add and subtract 100s

Step 5 Spot the pattern

Step 6 Add 1s across a 10

Step 7 Add 10s across a 100

Step 8 Subtract 1s across a10

Step 9 Subtract 10s across a 100

Step 10 Make connections

Step 11 Add two numbers (no exchange)

Step 12 Subtract two numbers (no exchange)

Step 13 Add two numbers (across a 10)

Step 14 Add two numbers (across a 100)

Step 15 Subtract two numbers (across a 10)

Step 16 Subtract two numbers (across a 100)

Step 17 Add 2-digit and 3-digit numbers

Step 18 Subtract a 2-digit number from a 3-digit number

Step 19 Complements to 100

Step 20 Estimate answers

Step 21 Inverse operations

Step 22 Make decisions


National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • add and subtract numbers mentally, including:

    • a three-digit number and 1s

    • a three-digit number and 10s

    • a three-digit number and 100s

  • add and subtract numbers with up to 3 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

Multiplication and Division A

Step 1 Multiplication – equal groups

Step 2 Use arrays

Step 3 Multiples of 2

Step 4 Multiples of 5 and 10

Step 5 Sharing and grouping

Step 6 Multiply by 3

Step 7 Divide by 3

Step 8 The 3 times-table

Step 9 Multiply by 4

Step 10 Divide by 4

Step 11 The 4 times-table

Step 12 Multiply by 8

Step 13 Divide by 8

Step 14 The 8 times-table

Step 15 The 2, 4 and 8 times-tables


National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be 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 two-digit numbers times one-digit 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

Spring

Multiplication and Division B

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be 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 two-digit numbers times one-digit 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

Length and perimeter

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

  • measure the perimeter of simple 2-D shapes

Fractions A

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10

  • recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

  • recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit 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

Mass and capacity

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

Summer

Fractions B

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • count up and down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10

  • recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators

  • recognise and use fractions as numbers: unit fractions and non-unit 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

Money

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • add and subtract amounts of money to give change, using both Β£ and p in practical contexts

Time

National Curriculum Links:

Pupils should be taught to:

  • tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour 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, am/pm, 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]

Shape

National Curriculum Links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • draw 2-D shapes and make 3-D shapes using modelling materials; recognise 3-D 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 2 right angles make a half-turn, 3 make three-quarters of a turn and 4 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

National Curriculum Links

Pupils should be taught to:

  • interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables

  • solve one-step and two-step questions [for example β€˜How many more?’ and β€˜How many fewer?’] using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables