Maths in Year 3

Here is an overview of the topics covered in the year group. It gives an idea of when each topic is taught but this may vary depending on the need of the children in the cohort.

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Number and Place Value


Fractions, Decimals and Percentages:



Statistics: Graphs
Measurement: Money

Calculations: Addition and Subtraction


Measurement: Length


Measurement: Time


Measurement: Mass


Geometry – Properties of Shapes:

Angles, Lines and Shapes


Calculations: Multiplication and Division



Measurement: Volume


Measurement: Perimeter

Knowledge Organiser

Learn Its

Learning at Home

To help with children’s learning, we would encourage them to consolidate their understanding of these facts and mental strategies. This selection builds upon those which have been given in the previous years and gives the foundations of their learning to come.
A solid understanding of these can support children’s school learning and allow them to access the more complex elements of mathematics.
Children may also, occasionally, be given Learn Its. These support children to develop their knowledge and memory of what they will need to know for upcoming topics in maths. This is not homework as such but is sent home to support children’s school work.
Children are also encouraged to access TTRS daily to ensure a rapid recall of the multiplication facts.



Year 3 Rapid Recall Facts/Mental Strategies

 • Further application of number bonds to 10

• Further application of number bonds to 10

e.g. bonds with greater multiples of 10

• Subtraction of 9, 19, 99 by adjusting

• Count in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100

• Tables allocation

3, 4 and 8 (connecting the 2, 4 and 8 tables to do so)

Deriving related facts for these tables e.g. 3 x4 = 12 so 30 x 4 = 120

• Count up and down in tenths

• Simple equivalent fractionso 1/2 1/4 3/4 1/3 

• Number of millimeters/centimeters/meters in a millimeter/centimeter/meter

• Formula for finding perimeter

• Number of seconds in a minute

• Number of days in each month, year and leap year

• Tell time to nearest minute (12 hour and 24 hour)

• Recognise the value of all coins