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“Excelling Through Enjoyment”

Year 3

Year 3 Autumn and Spring Term Curriculum Maps

The following tables give a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn and Spring Terms. 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Theme

Monsters and Fairy Tales

Stone Age to Iron Age

Visits

Local walk to Galleywood Common and Chelmer Park

Visit to Tile Kiln Church

Stone Age Day – teacher led in classes

Skills Builder

Listening

Presenting

English

Structured poetry

Stories with familiar settings

Fairy stories and folk tales

Adventure stories

Non-chronological reports

Shape poetry

Maths

Number – Place Value, Addition and Subtraction 

Number – Multiplication and Division

Science

Light :

  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect eyes.
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.

Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object

Rocks and soils

  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
  • 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

History

 

Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

•          Cave homes to round houses, home-life and leisure – compare to modern day homes in the local area.

Geography

Map work

  • I can locate and name the continents and the main countries of Europe inc. Russia.
  • I can identify capital cities of Europe.
  • Investigating our local area – Local walk
  • I can name and locate the counties &cities of the UK.
  • I know the physical and human features of my locality.

 

Art

 

Cave paintings and printing

DT

Monsters with levers :

  • Use knowledge of existing products to design his/her own functional product.
  • Processes: Make suitable choices from a wider range of tools and unfamiliar materials and plan out main stages of using them.

 

Music

School Radio – fairy tales – learning songs.

Charanga – Let your spirit fly

Zootropolis song for Growth Mindset

Charanga – Glockenspiel 1

Christmas songs.

 

PE

Imoves Dance: Pop – link to Zootropolis

Just Dance clips as starters

Weekly Mile

Tag rugby

Gymnastics – Pathways

Weekly Mile

Basketball / Handball

Computing

Basic ICT skills

Purple mash Unit 3.4 touch typing

 

Purple mash Unit 3.2 – Online safety

Purple mash Unit 3.5 – Email

Internet research

MFL

 Hello, greetings, basic questions, family

 

colours, countries, 1-20, Hello, I like…

RE

Christianity

The role of the church, symbols etc.

Features of a church.

What happens in a church

Christianity

 Jesus’ birth and life.

Christmas Story and carol concert.

PSHE

E Safety

 

Friendship

Loss and separation

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Theme

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Egypt

Visits

 

Parents invited in for Ancient Egypt Museum day

Skills Builder

PROBLEM SOLVING/CREATIVITY

TEAMWORK

English

Instruction writing

Non-chronological reports – posters.

Free verse poetry

Research and non-chronological reports on Gods and Goddesses.

Persuasive Leaflets – inviting parents to our Museum Day.

RE- Story of Moses Exodus from Egypt.

Debate: Should things be taken from where they are found? (Tutankhamun exhibition)

Maths

Multiplication and Division – 3 weeks.

Measurement and money: 1 week.

Statistics – 2 weeks.

Measurement: length and Perimeter – 3 weeks

Number: Fractions – 2 weeks

 

Science

 

FORCES & MAGNETS

  • Notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

 

FORCES & MAGNETS

  • Observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • 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
  • Describe magnets as having two poles

Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

 

We also create a compass using magnets and find out where North is. Look at the 8 compass points briefly – to focus on more when we do our orienteering in Summer term.

 

History

Life in Ancient Egypt

Mummification

 

Gods and Goddesses

Lord Carnarvon

Pyramids

Geography

I can locate and name the continents on a World Map. Focus on Africa and label Egypt on a map. Also research rivers in particular the River Nile….

Identify longest rivers in the world.

I can understand why there are similarities and differences between places.

 

Art

Observing and drawing of artefacts, key symbols or elements of the artefact to develop in use for the Paul Klee painting.

Look at the various starting points e.g Ancient Egypt, artefacts or the actual Klee River Nile painting.

Paul Klee – The River Nile painting.

 

DT

 

Wooden Picture Frames.

Music

O Generator – Compose Lessons. Everyone Green Level – Melody and Harmony Creating the Music – Green.

 

Charanga – Bringing Us Together

 

PE

Imoves Dance: Egyptians

Weekly Mile

PPA Games: Hockey

Leadership: Design and Deliver an Active Game

Weekly Mile

PPA Games: Cricket/ Rounders

Computing

Internet research

Purple mash Unit 3.3 – Spreadsheets (3 Weeks) Though need to do the Year 1 – 3 crash course so may need longer)

Purple mash Unit 3.8- Graphing (3 weeks)

MFL

Core 3 – Clothes, months, birthday, body parts, 1-31

  • Identifying body parts
  • Counting up to 31
  • Identifying items of clothing
  • Naming the months of the year

Talking about birthdays

Unit 3 At School

  • Saying how they travel to school
  • Naming places in school
  • Listing the contents of their pencil case
  • Telling the time

Naming school subjects

RE

Christianity

The content of the Bible.

The importance of the Bible to Christians.

The Creation story – Genesis 1.

Judaism

The story of Moses and the Exodus from Egypt.

The Festival of Pesach and the Passover Meal.

The story of how Moses received the Ten Commandments and the importance of these for Jews.

PSHE

Loss/separation (continued from Autumn term)

Physical, Emotional and mental

Sleep

 

Clear messages

How to listen – listen up!

Different communities

School communities

 

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