Children in Class 3 generally study maths according to their ability rather than their age - this means that you could have year 6 children working with year 8 children or year 7 working with year 6.

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A maths lesson in class 3 usually has 3 distinct phases - a mental maths session, an introduction and independent practise. Sometimes all of the children do these at the same time, on other occasions different ability groupings may be doing sections at different times so that more teacher directed input can be provided.

As well as homework that may be set at any time during the school week [some weeks more than one lot of maths homework may need to be done at home] the children are expected to practise their maths skills on IXL maths. To see what is expected of them on a weekly basis go here.

Maths Topics Covered Each Academic Year

(not necessarily in this order)


  •   Understanding Number (inc. place value, sequence, addition and subtraction)
  •   Symmetry
  •   Angle and bearings
  •   Multiplication and Division
  •   Fractions and Ratio
  •   Probability


  •   Decimals and Percentages
  •   Measures and measuring
  •   Shapes - 2D and 3D (inc. Perimeter, Area and Volume)
  •   Averages – mean, median, mode and range
  •   Negative Numbers
  •   Algebra
  •   Formulae and Equations
  •   Graphs (including co-ordinates)


  •   Handling Data
  •   Time and Timetables
  •   Transformations
  •   Proportionality
  •   Logic
  •   Constructing Shapes, Plan and Elevation
  •   Pythagoras’ Theorem
  •   Trigonometry


As each year the children’s strengths differ the above list is just a guide. Some topics may be covered more quickly and some may be covered more slowly - and the order of coverage may change.

Investigation work, problem solving and opportunities for the application of maths skills are undertaken whenever possible.