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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 2019

World Explorer Topic 

Autumn 1 – World Explorer Knowledge Organiser

Literacy

  • The Gorilla (Anthony Browne)
  • The Great Kapok Tree (Lynne Cherry)
  • Grammar a focus on selecting vocabulary for effect, conjunctions, fronted adverbials, prepositions and direct speech
  • Develop independent research skills using books and the internet
    • Create an information text using persuasive writing including pictures, diagrams and captions
    • Create a travel  brochure

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

  • Light and shadow
    • What do you know about Light & Shadow?
    • Transparent/Opaque/Translucent
    • Animals and skeletons
      • animal homes

Religious Education

  • Religion around the world
    • Sikhism and Islam
  • Christianity
    • Creation

Geography

  • Map skills – European countries
  • Physical & human features of locations
    • identifying desserts, mountains and climate and cultural study
  • Use ICT to support geographical investigation

History

  • Key historical events from each country visited
  • Using dates, historical vocabulary and sequence events
  • Comparison of old / current maps

Computing

  • Combining text and graphics
  • Emailing
  • Digital mapping using google earth
  • Online safety

Physical Education

  • Gymnastic routines with partners & large apparatus
  • Dance routines with a partner to music
    • Haka; line; Bollywood
  • Invasion ball and team games

Art, Design & Technology

  • Henri Matisse; Vincent Van Gogh; Claude Monet
  • Aboriginal art
  • Food around the world

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Being me in my world
  • Taking care

French

  • Learning basic greetings, basic Instructions, numbers 1-12 and how to say our names

Music

  • Charanga music
    • drums around the world


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Spring term

Stone Age to Iron Age Topic

Literacy

  • Different poetry forms: List poems Shape poems Acrostic poems
  • Reading, identifying word classes and writing / performing their own poetry
  • Grammar focus on nouns and adjectives through studying Kenning poems
  • Mixed Genres: fact files, presentations or information booklets about various animals

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

  • Animals and Skeletons
    • Researching animal diets
    • Investigating owls, skeletons and muscles
  • Plants
    • Investigating what plants need to grow
    • Structure of a flowering plant

Religious Education

  • What is right & What is wrong?
  • The power of the cross
  • Easter

Geography

  • Stonehenge in Wiltshire
  • Discuss localities of settlements

History

  • Stone Age to Iron Age
  • Recognise change over time and develop appropriate use of historical terms
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge of early people and how they lived
  • Conduct research and use to draw conclusions about the past

Computing

  • Exploring the Internet
  • More programming with SCRATCH, TurtleArt and Flowol
  • E-safety

Physical Education

  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Netball

Art, Design & Technology

  • Cave paintings using different mediums
  • Paper Mache of Stonehenge models
  • Design and make a healthy sandwich
  • Tasting and evaluating different breads and fillings

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • Keeping Healthy
    • Learn about what makes a healthy lifestyle, including the benefits of exercise and healthy eating
  • Drugs
    • Discuss what legal drugs are and what they are used for

French

  • Family – members of the family, saying who is in your family
  • Pets – names of pets, saying what pets you have

Music

  • Play it again – clap rhythms to different pieces of music
  • Sing in tune at a range of pitches
  • Use untuned instruments to create an ostinato


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Summer term

Vikings and Landscapes

Literacy       

  • Author Study: Dick King Smith
  • Multi-Genre study of the poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’
  • Identify common themes, characters and settings in stories
  • Use drama techniques such as hot seating, freeze frame and thought tracking to explore character and motive

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 – Life cycle of a flowering plant
  • Animal Homes
  • Magnets

Religous Education

  • Christian Baptism
  • Pilgrimage

Geography

  • Use maps & atlases to locate areas that Vikings invaded
  • Look at how landscapes change

History

  • VikingsDevelop a chronologically secure knowledge of early people and how they lived

Computing

  • Go With The Flowprogramming using Probot and Flowol

Physical Education

  • Striking & Fielding Games
  • Athletics
  • Swimming

Art, Design & Technology

  • Design & Make a Viking brooch and longboat
  • landscapes
  • Design and make Rat Catchers

Personal, Social and Health Education 

  • My Feelings

French

  • Days of the Week, classroom objects, Colours and pets

Music

  • Singing a range of songs
  • Creating music using instruments


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