Primary Year 3

Primary – Year 3

Curriculum Overview

Cambridge Primary, gives schools a curriculum framework to develop skills, knowledge and understanding in younger learners. Cambridge Primary enables teachers to assess children’s learning as they progress.  The Cambridge Primary Curriculum framework for each subject – English, English as a second language, mathematics and science – provides a clear teaching structure. ISIB also use integrated assessments to monitor learners’ progress combined with a variety of other international subject options such as IPC, RE, PE etc.

Core topics to be studied

  • Unit 1A: Stories with familiar settings,
  • Unit 1B: Instructions
  • Unit 1C: Poems based on observation and the senses
  • Unit 1C: Play scripts
  • Unit 2A: Myths, legends and fables
  • Unit 2B: Letters
  • Unit 2C: Poems from different cultures
  • Unit 3A: Adventure and mystery stories
  • Unit 3B: Non-chronological reports
  • Unit 3C: Humorous poems
  • Number and Place value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Shape and Measure
  • Fractions
  • Mixed Operations
  • Teeth and Eating
  • Magnets and springs
  • Characteristics of materials
  • Helping plants grow well
  • Light and shadows
  • Rocks and soils

Additional topics to be studied

  • Rainforests (Saving the world)
  • On tap (water)
  • Temples, tombs and treasures (Ancient civilisations, Egypt and Sumer)
  • Inventions that changed the world (How things work)
  • Chocolate (food)
  • Birth ceremonies
  • Right and wrong
  • Christianity
  • Creation
  • Caring for the environment
  • Competitive games
  • Basic knowledge about the human body
  • Track and field
  • Orienteering


In class assessments at the end of each topic will be marked to the National Curriculum levels 1c to 8a.

Further Information

For more information regarding this course please speak to Mrs Rizzo.