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    Year 3

    Learning Projects

    1ST - SCRUMDIDDLYUMPTIOUS

    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 & Design

    Sculpture

    Computing

    Web searches; Email

    Geography

    Food miles and fair trade

    History

    Significant individuals

    Music

    Vegetable orchestra

    PE

    The importance of exercise

    Science

    Nutrition

    2ND - FLOW

    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; plants

    History

    Ancient civilisations

    3RD - TRIBAL TALES

    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 & Design

    Cave 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

    Rocks; light

    4TH - PREDATOR

    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 & 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