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++++October Half Term - Monday 21st October to Friday 25th October++++Children Return - Monday 28th October++++

Year Three

Curriculum Over-View


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.