Year 3 Curriculum Projects

Below is a brief outline of each of our Year 3 curriculum projects. These projects help practitioners to create an engaging and creative Year 3 (or mixed age) curriculum.

Download a PDF overview of all our projects.

Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs)

Flow

NC topics: Rivers; The water cycle

Use our pre-planned Year 3 geography project, Flow, to teach children about local and world rivers. This project develops children’s knowledge of river locations, river formation, the water cycle and how to conduct accurate fieldwork.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Mathematics; Physical education; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Gods and Mortals

NC topics: Ancient Greece; Ancient civilisations; Myths and legends

Develop children’s knowledge of the ancient Greeks with Gods and Mortals, our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project. Our high-quality teaching resources help Year 3 children learn how and when the ancient Greek civilisation flourished, and understand their culture, armies and heroes.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Physical education; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Heroes and Villains

NC topics: Good versus evil; Heroes; Right and wrong; Lyrics

Use our pre-planned Year 3 music project, Heroes and Villains, to teach children about the ‘goodies and baddies’ in popular culture! This project develops children’s knowledge of lyrics, graphic scores and how musical characteristics help convey different moods.

Subject focus: Music, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; PSHE.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Mighty Metals

NC topics: Forces; Magnets; Robots; Materials

Use our pre-planned Year 3 science project, Mighty Metals, to teach children about the incredible properties of metals. This project develops children’s knowledge of metal names, where they are found, their main properties and how metals can be used in everyday life.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Mathematics; Music; Physical education.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Predator!

NC topics: Food chains; Skeletons; Habitats; Adaptation

Develop children’s knowledge of predatory animals and plants with our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced science project, Predator! Our high-quality teaching resources help Year 3 children understand food chains, habitats and learn the key parts and functions of animals and plants.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; Geography; Mathematics; Physical education.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Scrumdiddlyumptious!

NC topics: Food groups; Nutrition; Fairtrade; Healthy eating; Physical changes

Help children explore the tasty world of food with our pre-planned Year 3 Science project, Scrumdiddlyumptious! Our high-quality teaching resources help children develop their knowledge of food groups, food origins, healthy eating and physical changes during cooking.

Subject focus: Science, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Geography; History; Languages; Mathematics; Music; Physical education; Science..

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Tremors

NC topics: Volcanoes; Earthquakes; Natural disasters; Ancient Rome

Use our pre-planned Year 3 geography project, Tremors, to teach children about the Earth’s geological wonders! This project develops children’s knowledge of rocks, volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and their impact on humans and the environment.

Subject focus: Geography, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Computing; Design and technology; History; Music; Physical education; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Tribal Tales

NC topics: Prehistory; Stone Age; Bronze Age; Iron Age

Develop children’s knowledge of prehistoric times with Tribal Tales, our pre-planned and comprehensively resourced history project. Our high-quality teaching resources help Year 3 children understand how early human culture and land use developed during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.

Subject focus: History, English.

Also covered: Art and design; Design and technology; Geography; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
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Urban Pioneers

NC topics: Local history study; Light; Urban art

Explore the culture and environment of city life in Urban Pioneers, a pre-planned Year 3 art and design project. Our high-quality teaching resources help children develop their knowledge of building design, urban art and photography, and learn how to improve urban environments.

Subject focus: Art and design, English.

Also covered: Computing; Geography; History; Mathematics; PSHE; Science.

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)
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Richard Osler, Deputy Headteacher
Broad Oak Primary School
“Ofsted were extremely positive about the way that we had used the Cornerstones framework to 'revamp and expand our previously narrow curriculum' and told the school leaders that this had been a 'wise decision'.”
Ruth Scales, Assistant Head Teacher
Westwood Farm School
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Roulla Gabriel, Principal
Hockley Heath Primary School
“I believe it made a major contribution to our school moving from 'Requires Improvement' back to 'Good'.”
David Hall, Head Teacher
Brackensdale ER Junior School
“Cornerstones allows us to be creative and explore exciting themes through a robust teaching framework.”
Dominic Broad, Acting Deputy Head Teacher
Barry Island Primary School
“Cornerstones gave us all a fresh start and we've never looked back.”
Jill Bramwell, Deputy Head
Blackrod Primary School
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St. Michael's RC Primary