Curriculum Leaflets 2017/18
Plants: Lifecycle and requirements for life.
Animals, including humans: Skeletons and nutrition.
Rocks: Classify rock types and understand fossilisation.
Light: Understand sources of light, shadows and reflections.
Forces and magnets: Learn about simple forces, such as magnetism.
Pre 1066: Stone Age to Iron Age
The building of the Roman Empire (in Rome)
Locate world’s countries focusing on Europe.
Identify the position and significance of the Equator, and Northern and southern hemisphere.
Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of a region of the UK and a region in a European Country (Italy).
Describe and understand: climate, rivers, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes, settlements and trade links.
Use eight points of compass, symbols and keys.
Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record.
Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.
Play competitive games.
Develop flexibility and control in gym, dance and athletics.
Compare performances to achieve personal bests.
Year 3 will develop these skills through gymnastic, dance, games and athletics.
Listen and engage.
Ask and answer questions.
Speak in sentences using familiar vocabulary.
Develop appropriate pronunciation.
Show understanding of words and phrases.
Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes.
Use voice and instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
Improvise and compose music.
Listen with attention to detail.
Appreciate a wide range of live and recorded music.
Begin to develop an understanding of music history.
Understand the importance of religious texts and know the key festivals for: Sikhism, Judaism and Hinduism.
Art and Design
Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.
Collect information, sketches and resources.
Improve mastery of techniques including drawing, painting and sculpture.
Develop printing and collage skills.
Replicate some of the techniques used by notable artists, artisans and designers.
Create original pieces that are influenced by studies of others.
Design and write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems.
Use logical reasoning.
Understand computer networks.
Use internet safely and appropriately.
Collect and present data appropriately.
Design and Technology
Use research to generate, develop and communicate ideas.
Select from a wide range of tools to perform practical tasks accurately.
Evaluate products and ideas against their own design.
Understand how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce structures.
Prepare and cook a variety of dishes, with some understanding of nutrition and seasonality.