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Year 3 Curriculum

 

Welcome to Year Three

Please find below our overview of what we will be doing in Year Three, this year.

PE with LMA will be on Thursday mornings and with myself on Tuesday afternoons. 

In the summer term, the children will be going to a local swimming pool for swimming lessons. 

SEAL SMSC

 

New beginnings/Good to be me

Wellbeing

Online safety

 

 

Say no to bullying

 

We will differentiate between the terms risk, danger and hazard in our school, town and the circle environments.

 

Fire safety

Going for Goals

 

We will recognise opportunities to make our own choices about food, what might influence our choices and the benefits of eating a balanced diet.

We will learn to respect that bacteria and virus can affect health

Teeth

 

Getting on and falling out

 

We identify what being part of a community means and about the varied institutions that support communities locally and nationally including Councils and charities.

Community

Relationships/ Leaders of the World

 

We will begin to understand why and how rules and laws protect us and others are made and enforced. This will include recognising the consequences of anti-social behaviour i.e. bullying.

Democracy

 

Changes

 

Summer safety – water, sun & Stranger danger

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring1

Spring 2

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

Question/Theme

Would you survive in the Stone Age?

 

Is there a place for manners in the wild?

 

Weren’t the Greeks Groovy?

What’s it like in the Mediterranean?

What makes the Earth angry?

English

Roald Dahl’s birthday 13th September

Stone Age Boy

Ug

Stig of the dump

The Croods

Narrative – Writing stories to entertain

Character description

Setting description

Recount

 

Wind in the Willows

Comedy of errors

Dialogue and Plays

Recounts

 

Grammar – Prove that you can use fronted adverbials to open sentences, can use subordinate conjunctions, a range of punctuation and expanded noun phrases.

Dialogue and Plays – Can you turn Charlie and the Chocolate factory by Roald Dahl into a playscript?

Narrative – Can you write a traditional tale from a key character’s perspective?

Non narrative – Explanation texts – Prove what you have learnt about the Victorian era.

Poetry – Can you recite a limerick?

 

Reverso

 

Information texts

Inventions (the chocolate bar, marshmallows and chewing gum)

 

Myths and Legends stories. Theseus and the Minotaur & 
Labours of Heracles

Characterisation

Setting

Explanation texts

Information Texts

 

 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet- Shakespeare.

Flight

Fantasy stories

Characterisation

Setting

Persuasion 

 

The Firework Makers Daughter

Hurricane- David Weisner

 

Stories from different cultures

Characterisation

Setting

Diary

Non chron reports

Maths

Time

Number & place value

Addition & subtraction

Multiplication & division

Fractions

Time

Number & place value

Addition & subtraction

Multiplication & division

Measurement: Money

Statistics

 

 

Multiplication & division

Fractions

Measurement – Money

 

 

Statistics

Measurement – mass and capacity

Measurement – length and perimeter

 

 

Time

Number & place value

Addition & subtraction

Geometry – properties of shape

 

 

Science

Are all rocks the same? Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and physical properties.
Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

 

Do plants have a good life? Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Pupils should be introduced to the relationship between structure and function: the idea that every part has a job to do.

 

 Do plants have a good life? Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant. Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

Pupils should be introduced to the relationship between structure and function: the idea that every part has a job to do.

 

Why don’t we wobble like a jellyfish?

Animals including HumansIdentify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. Pupils should continue to learn about the importance of nutrition (including a balanced diet) and should be introduced to the main body parts associated with the skeleton and muscles, finding out how different parts of the body have special functions.

Should I be afraid of my shadow?

Light. Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes, and that shadows are formed when a solid object blocks the light from a light source.
Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows changes.

 

Why do we slip on ice?

Forces and Magnets. Compare how things move on different surfaces.
Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance.

Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others describe magnets as having two poles.
Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.
Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials.

Scientists and Inventors

 

Investigations

Geog/Hist

British Geography

Countries

Counties

Cities

Physical geography – Rivers

Industrial Revolution

Railways and Canals

Victorian School

Royals

Local Kidsgrove study – Industrial Revolution

Where on Earth are we?

Can I practise my geographical skills using maps, atlases, globes and digital mapping?

Can I use the eight points of a compass to build my knowledge of the wider world?

 

 

 

Why do people go to the Mediterranean? Europe/Italy/Rome To know that Rome is the capital city of Italy.
Identify Italy on a map and know where Rome is on a map of Italy.
To know how the Romans changed the ownership of land and how they improved Britain.

Can I locate some of the world’s climate zones on a globe or map? Climate change

Volcanoes

Earthquakes

Tectonic Plates.

 

Music

Recorders

Ho, Ho Ho Style: Christmas, Motown and Elvis

Recorders

Replay style: Western Classical and own choice from Y3 – reflect and unwind

Three Little Birds style: Reggae

Glockenspiel Style: Basic musical instrumental skills.

Art/DT

Cave Art

Can I produce observational drawings using charcoal?

 

Stone Age Tools

 

Iron Age Shelters

Can I make a shelter to survive in the Neolithic period using my strengthening skills?

 

 

 

 

Survival kits

 

Sketching landscapes

Collage – Matisse inspired plant collage

 

 Stitching – puppets designed Aut 2

 

 

D&T Victorian foods

3D Form

Can I create 3D Greek vase using a range of man-made materials?

 

Mosaic

 

Food- Nutrition

Paint like a Mediterranean artist

 

Computing.

Communicating

Using the Internet

 Algorithms and Programs

Presentations

Data Organisation

 

RE

 

 

 

Compare and contrast Judaism and Islam – Look at religion in the home.

 

Celebrate the Festival of Divali – Compare and contrast both Sikh and Hindu celebrations.
Christianity Christmas – Light as a symbol for Jesus; guiding star, tree lights, Chris tingle.

 

Compare and contrast the way people use prayer in the 4 world faiths.- Muslim, Judaism, Christian, Sikh

 

Living by the Rules

How is water used as part of a religious festival?
Compare and contrast Christian Baptism with Muslim preparation for prayer.

 

Find out about the origins of sacred writings and consider their importance for believers today

Judaism

Using stories the Jewish way.

 

Consider the meaning of a wide range of stories
about the beginnings of the world and ask questions about their importance for believers

Judaism

The creator of the earth? Looking after our world.

 

French

Names, greetings, praise words

 

Classroom language, objects

 

Animals, colours, adjectives

 

Numbers, days of week, colours, foods

 

Numbers, time, months, dates, birthdays

 

 

Educational visits/parent workshops

Stay and Share –SPAG

Stay & Share – Reasoning maths

Outback – Stone Age

 

Y3 carols for parents (Stay and Share)

Stay and Share – Make a Christmas decoration

Stay and read

Theatre visit

 

http://www.shrewsburymuseum.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Learning-at-Shropshire-Museums-and-Archives-Schools-Workshop-Programme-2015-2016.pdf Shrewsbury Museum

 

Shakespeare sharing event

 

 

Other school events

Class assembly –Y3

Macmillan Coffee Morning 28th September

Fire Safety week 9th Oct

Walk to School month – 1st Oct

Dyslexia awareness week – 2nd Oct

After school- Book fate

Christmas Fate

Harvest

Remembrance day

Children in Need – 18th Nov

 

Britain in Bloom

World Book Day

National handwriting Day

 Safer internet day

Chinese New Year

International Random Acts of Kindness Day

 

Class assembly – Y3 Science Week

Mother’s Day

Shakespeare’s birthday

 

Year 3 swimming

Father’s Day

Summer Fate

Reports

Beach Day

Healthy Schools Week

Transition day

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