Year 3

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As part of the new scheme of work that we have introduced this year, the children have worked on a variety of Learning Projects and have been given the opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge to many different situations.

Each term the children have studied English following the new curriculum guidelines and the Learning Project ideas.

In Mathematics the children have studied number and calculation, shape, space and measures, and data handling.

The Learning Projects

HEROES AND VILLAINS – Autumn 1st half

Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks or Amy Johnson? Someone from your family or the local fire fighters? There are many heroes and heroines but who do you admire the most?

How does it feel to do good things and bad? Which feels best and why? Can you do a good deed that changes the world?

Then let’s work together to write a really good rap to remember history’s greats. There are lots to include! Perform to an audience and teach them the words so that they can all rap along.

Perhaps we can be heroes – just for one day?

English

Biography; Dialogue; Fairy tales.  

Music

Singing and performance; Comparing music; Listening and appreciation.

Art & Design

Sculpture; Illustration.

Computing

Web searches.

D&T

Puppet making; Flip books.

PSHE

Moral issues and dilemmas; Role models; Good deeds; Organisations that help people, Values and goals.

 

FLOW – Autumn 2nd half

From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain and in to the sea.

Pull on your wellies and wade right in . . . How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the riverside? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out?

Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers and keep a journal as you follow their course.

Time to investigate! As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame?

Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world!

 

English

Newspaper reports; Poetry; Journal; Instructions. 

Geography

Using maps; Fieldwork; Water cycle; Human and physical features; Rivers of the world.

Art & Design

Painting.

Computing

Online research and communication.

D&T

Mechanical systems; Structures. 

PE

Team challenges.

PSHE

Expressing opinions; Feeling positive.

Science

Soil; Aquatic plants.

 

SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS – Spring Term

Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!

Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.

Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong.

Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends.

And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat . . . what does that make YOU? 

 

English

Recounts; Recipes; Poetry; Reports; Adverts

D & T

Cooking and nutrition

Art and Design

Sculpture.

Computing

Web searches; Emails.

Geography

Food miles and fair trade.

History

Significant individuals.

Music

Vegetable orchestra.

PE

The importance of exercise.

Science

Nutrition.

 

TRIBAL TALES – Summer 1st half

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?

Head back to the prehistoric times to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time.

Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.

Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring.

What tribal tales will you have to tell?

 

English

Information books; Narrative; Letters; Poetry.

History

Prehistoric Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age.

Art and design

Neolithic art; Iron Age jewellery.

D & T

Tool design and making; Building structures.

Geography

Fieldwork; Human and physical geography; using maps and aerial images.

PSHE

The lives of others.

Science

Plant; Light.

 

PREDATOR – Summer 2nd half

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side! Find out who’s coming to visit . . .is it a bug-munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?

Learn about creepy crocs and amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and the voracious Venus flytrap. Be inspired to write an informative leaflet about your favourite predator.

Then use what you know about the best of the beasts to create the ultimate predator; the apex of the chain. Cross your dad with a peregrine falcon or your nan with a great white shark! What incredible species can you imagine?

Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain!

 

English

Recounts; Poetry; Stories; Speeches.

Science

Food chains; Plant parts and functions; Skeletal systems.

Art and design

3-D scale models.

Computing

Algorithms; Logical reasoning; Digital presentations.

D & T

Selecting and using materials.

Geography

Fieldwork; Using maps.

PE

Comparing performances; Competitive games.