Year 3 Curriculum Projects (Wales)

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

From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain and in to the sea.

Pull on your wellies and wade right in… How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the riverside? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out!

Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip in to their watery world!

Main focus: Geography (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PE (Health & well-being); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

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

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

Main focus: History (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); Geography (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PE (Health & well-being); PSE (Health & well-being).

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

You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course!).

Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials... Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

If you were a metal, which one would you be? Maybe you’re not a metal at all – but a force to be reckoned with!

Main focus: Science (Science & technology); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PE (Health & well-being).

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

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! Find out who’s coming to visit... is it a bug-munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?

Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain!

Main focus: Science (Science & technology); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); Geography (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PE (Health & well-being).

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

Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!

Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.

And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat ... what does that make YOU?

Main focus: D&T (Science & technology); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); Geography (Humanities); History (Humanities); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); Music (Expressive arts); PE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

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

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds.

Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects.

Main focus: Geography (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); History (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Music (Expressive arts); PE (Health & well-being); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

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

Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown, where the lights are bright and every street has a story to tell.

Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time.

You’re an urban pioneer… so get ready to go!

Main focus: Art & Design (Expressive arts); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Geography (Humanities); History (Humanities); ICT (Science & technology); Music (Expressive arts); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PSE (Health & well-being); Science (Science & technology).

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

Tribe!

Who lived in the Iron Age? What kind of people were they? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the Iron Age Celts of Wales.

Main focus: History (Humanities); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); D&T (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PE (Health & well-being).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)

Welsh Culture Projects

Myths and Legends

What is a myth? What is a legend? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the magic and mystery of Wales.

Main focus: PSE (Health & well-being); English (Language, literacy and communication)

Also covered: Art & Design (Expressive arts); ICT (Science & technology); Maths (Mathematics & numeracy); PE (Health & well-being).

Resources: A wide range of teaching resources to accompany this project are available on The Hub.
About Cornerstones Curriculum Access resources (licence required)
“Ofsted love the curriculum and it is what brought us through as a 'good' school.”
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
“You can see the impact when you talk to the children in my school, the parents, the staff and my governing body.”
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
“My daughter is totally engaged with the curriculum and coming home so happy ”
Karin, Parent of Year 5 pupil
St. Michael's RC Primary