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Year Three

Curriculum Over-view

Spring Term

Learning Journey: The Alps

 

We English we will:

Spring One: The Pied Piper of Hamelin

Written Outcomes: Non - fiction report, advert, letter and narrative

Key Learning:

  • To use the possessive apostrophe in plural words
  • To spell words ending in sian / tian / tion
  • To use determiner 'a' or 'an'
  • To use adverbial phrases to provide more information

Spring Two: Westlandia

Written Outcomes: Character description, book review, leaflet (narrative non-fiction) 

Key Learning:

  • To express time, place and cause using conjuctions, adverbs and prepositions
  • To use paragraphs to organise information around a theme
  • To understand word families of common words

Whole Class Reading: Song of the Dolphin / Usborne Children's Picture Atlas / I'm just No Good at Rhyming / Fortunately the Milk

In Maths we will:

Addition and Subtraction

  • Develop mental strategies for addition and subtraction
  • Calculate with column addition
  • Calculate with column subtraction
  • Apply understanding to solve problems

Measuring Length and Perimetre

  • Work with centimetres and millimetres 
  • Calculate perimetre in centimetres abd millimetres
  • Work with centimetres and millimetres
  • Solve problems involving length

Multiplication and division

  • Explore properties of multiplication and division
  • Recall multiplication and division facts
  • Use knowledge of multiplication to divide
  • Solve correspondence facts
  • Represent problems using bar models

In Science we will:

Plants:

  • Describe the function of the stem, roots, leaves and flowers
  • Discuss the requirements for growth  for different plants e.f daffodil and cactua
  • Compare water transportation in different plants
  • Explain the lifecycle of a flowering plant (including pollination, seed formation and seed disposal)

In Geography we will:

Lake District (Windermere) vs Swiss Alps (Lake Zurich) region study

  • Learn about the development of sedimentary and volcanic rocks, tectonic movement and glacier formation
  • Learn how the African plate collided with the European plate 
  • Learn how the Ice ages contributed to the shaping of both as glaciers form valleys
  • Learn how the Windermere group of hills formed from sedimentary rock and are gentler, lower slopes
  • How Lake Zurich was primarily fed by a glacier

In Music we will:

  • Identify tempi - speeds of music
  • Effects of sound - What is texture?
  • Identify rhythmic patterns

In RE we will:

Signs, Symbols and Sayings

  • Learn how art is used to express important beliefs in two religions - Christianity and Islam

In Art we will:

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In PSHCE we will:

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Autumn Term

Learning Journey: Roman Britain

 

We will be reading:

  • Leon and the place between by Graham Baker-Smith

 

In Science we will:

  • Learn about Rocks
  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • 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

In History we will

  • Develop chronological knowledge of British history
  • Understand how Britain has been influenced by the rest of the world 

We will ask:

  • Was life better for the English before or after the Romans conquered?
  • Why did the Romans want to conquer Britain?
  • Why were Claudius' invasions successful when previous attempts were not?
  • What sources can we trust when gathering information?

In Geography we will:

  • ask 'How did the Thames help the City of London to grow? (trade links into Europe)
  • ask 'How is a volcano made?'
  • ask 'How and when does magma become lava?'
  • ask 'What happened when Mount Vesuvius erupted?

In Music we will:

  • Identify tempi - speeds of music
  • Effects of sound - What is texture?
  • Identify rhythmic patterns

In RE we will:

Autumn One: 

  • ask 'Where is God?'

Autumn Two

  • What is the significance of light in religions

In Art we will:

  • Focus on drawing and sculpture: Artist focus: Auguste Rodin
  • Drawing skills: Use tone, light and shade to make things appear 3D, develop use of hatching and cross hatching to show tone and texture
  • Sculpture: Begin investigating techniques when working with clay
  • Outcome: Clay sculpture of a human form inspired by Rodin's "The Thinker"

In DT we will:

Potato project 

  • Investigate the nutritional properties of a potato
  • Find out where they come from
  • Design and and make a healthy meal that uses potatoes

In PSHCE we will:

  • Learn how to deal with feelings and cope with pressure.
  • Learn to be healthy and safe - How bacteria and viruses can affect health and how to help prevent them spreading.
  • Learn about accidents and prevention - Outdoor places and how to behave responsibly.
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