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Year 3 curriculum

As your child enters the Juniors, they will learn through our creative curriculum, where each half term a new topic is launched.  The pupils enjoy using the Junior school’s Phiz Lab for the first time for all their science lessons.

Autumn term 2020

World Explorer – How does life compare throughout Europe and the Americas? 

Transport – How has transport developed over time?

 

 

Literacy

  • After the Fall (Dan Santat)
  • Around the World in 80 Days (retold by Antonis Papatheodoulou)
  • Journey (Aaron Becker)
  • The Hodge-Heg (Dick King-Smith)
  • Throughout the half term, children will write for a range of purposes – including fiction and non-fiction and sometimes poetry
  • Writing is linked to other subjects such as Science, Humanities and RE where applicable
  • Grammar is taught in context, with children learning to extend their vocabulary, improve their understanding of sentence structure and explore a range of punctuation
  • Spelling is taught and tested weekly

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes and cross curriculum activities:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Statistics

Science

  • Forces
    • Contact & non-contact forces
    • Movement & surface friction and magnetism
  • Light
    • Seeing, UV and shadows

Religious Education

  • Religion around the world
  • Christianity
    • What do Christians learn from the creation story?
    • Christmas

Geography

  • Map skills – locating European countries & capital cities, identify the Equator, the Nothern & Southern Hemispheres and the Tropics of Cancer & Capricorn
  • Physical & human features of locations
    • identifying desserts, mountains and climate and cultural study
  • Use ICT to support geographical investigation
  • Use fieldwork to observe, record and present information about transport use in the local area

History

  • Chronologically order events using dates and historical vocabulary
  • Study significant figures, including James Starley, the Wright Brothers, Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart

Computing

  • Typing
  • Computer Science- Coding
  • Online Safety (privacy & security, online reputation, online bullying and online relationships)
  • Digital mapping using Google Earth
  • Create a travel brochure
  • Create a digital graph to present data findings of a local transport study
  • Create a digital leaflet about how transport impacts the environment  
  • Create a digital design for a moving vehicle 

Physical Education

  • Gymnastic routines with partners & large apparatus
  • Dance routines with a partner to music
    • Haka; Line; Bollywood
  • Invasion ball and team games
  • Real PE (footwork coordination, static & dynamic balancing, jumping & landing)

Art, Design & Technology

  • Artwork – collage in the style of Henry Matisse 
  • Impressionist painting in the style of Claude Monet 
  • Design, make and evaluate a moving vehicle using recycled materials  
  • Make an origami boat and a paper aeroplane  
  • Study sketches of plans for aeroplanes by Leonardo da Vinci 
  • Make printing blocks of transport related images using different materials 

Personal, Social and Health Education

  • Being me in my world (Jigsaw)
  • Taking care

French (Language Angels)

  • Core vocabulary & phonetics (including basic greetings, colours and numbers)

Music

  • Charanga music
  • Singing coaching from a music specialist
  • Drums around the world


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Spring term 2021

Stone Age to Iron Age Topic- What were the significant changes during prehistoric Britain? 

Modern and Historical China – How does life in China today compare to life in Ancient China?

Literacy

  • Stone Age Boy (Satoshi Kitamura)
  • Stig of the Dump (Clive King)
  • The Firework Maker’s Daughter (Philip Pullman)
  • Throughout the half term, children will write for a range of purposes – including fiction and non-fiction and sometimes poetry
  • Writing is linked to other subjects such as Science, Humanities and RE where applicable
  • Grammar is taught in context, with children learning to extend their vocabulary, improve their understanding of sentence structure and explore a range of punctuation
  • Spelling is taught and tested weekly

Mathematics

  • The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes:
    • Number and place value
    • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
    • Fractions
    • Measurement
    • Properties of shape
    • Statistics

Science

  • Rocks
    • Observing and classifying
    • Rock, fossil and soil formation
  • Working Scientifically- Key Stage Skills Booster

Religious Education

  • People of God: what is it like to follow God?
  • Sikh Teachers

Geography

  • Stonehenge in Wiltshire
  • Discuss localities of settlements
  • Study the geographical features of China

History

  • Sequence events on a timeline- develop a chronologically secure knowledge of early people and how they lived (Stone Age to Iron Age & the Shang dynasty)
  • Recognise change over time and develop appropriate use of historical terms
  • Understand the importance of Stone Age inventions
  • Understand cause and effect of main events in history (where did people come from? Why did they settle?)
  • Generate questions, conduct research and draw conclusions about the past

Computing

  • Microsoft Office skills: Word processing 
  • Email (using Microsoft Office 365)
  • Online Safety (managing online information, Safer Internet Day- according to the yearly theme, self-image and identity)
  • Use Google Earth to locate China  
  • Use the internet to research life in modern day China (key statistics, landmarks)
  • Reasearch and present information about life in Ancient China and during the Stone Age

Physical Education

  • Striking & Fielding Games
  • Real PE (dynamic balancing on a line, coordination including balls skills, counter balancing with a partner)

Art, Design & Technology

  • Cave paintings using different mediums
  • Drawing artefacts from the Stone Age
  • Design and make a decorated pot
  • Study a Chinese artist
  • Create a picture of a Chinese dragon using montage
  • Make a Chinese lantern  
  • Prepare and cook Chinese food 

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Celebrating difference (Jigsaw)
  • Dreams & goals (Jigsaw)

French (Language Angels)

  • Animals
  • Musical instruments

Music

  • Charanga music
  • Singing coaching from a music specialist
  • Listen to and appraise traditional Chinese music


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Summer term 2021

Extreme Survival- How can life survive in extreme conditions?

Literacy       

  • The Rainbow Bear (Michael Morpurgo)
  • The Great Kapok Tree (Lynn Cherry)
  • Throughout the half term, children will write for a range of purposes – including fiction and non-fiction and sometimes poetry
  • Writing is linked to other subjects such as Science, Humanities and RE where applicable
  • Grammar is taught in context, with children learning to extend their vocabulary, improve their understanding of sentence structure and explore a range of punctuation
  • Spelling is taught and tested weekly

Mathematics

The children will be given opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the mathematical themes:

  • Number and place value
  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Fractions
  • Measurement
  • Properties of shape
  • Statistics

Science

  • Plants
    • Structure, growth & reproduction
  • Animals including humans
    • Skeletons & movement
    • Explain how animals adapt and survive to an environment of extreme temperatures 
    • Understand the climate of the rainforest and how the different layers provide habitats for the animals

Religous Education

  • Trinity: incarnation/God
  • Islam: 5 pillars of Islam

Geography

  • Study the work of Ann Daniels 
  • Locate the equator and the North & South Poles on a globe
  • Identify the hottest and coldest places on Earth
  • Locate the hottest and largest deserts in the world 
  • Compare the Arctic and Antarctic polar deserts
  • Understand how people survive in extremely hot and cold conditions 

History

  • Study the expeditions of Ernest Shackleton 

Computing

  • Simulations 
  • Branching databases
  • Online Safety (copyright & ownership and health, wellbeing & lifestyle)
  • Collect, record and organise data to enable comparison of temperatures from different parts of the world

Physical Education

  • Swimming
  • Athletics
  • Real PE (agility: reaction & response, static balance: floor work, agility: ball chasing)

Art, Design & Technology

  • Mix colours to convey the mood and atmosphere of different places when painting or creating collages
  • Silhouette paintings- deserts and animals
  • Design and make a shelter

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Healthy me (Jigsaw)
  • Relationships (Jigsaw)
  • Changing me (Jigsaw)

French (Language Angels)

  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Ancient Britain

Music

  • Charanga music


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