- 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.
- Ancient Greece
- Pre 1066: Stone Age to Iron Age
- Local history
- 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.
- Broaden vocabulary.
- 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.