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Year 3

Curriculum Information

Termly Topics
Autumn Spring Summer
Stone Age, Celts and Romans Hot and Cold Them Bones!
Autumn Term 2017-18 Subject Overview




Our Power of Reading texts will be ‘UG, Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ and ‘Werewolf Rules’ poetry.  We will be writing character descriptions, letters, diaries, recounts and Roman myths and legends.  We will also be beginning to work on covering the Year 3 GPS curriculum and practising cursive handwriting. 


The areas covered this term will be:  Place value and number, the four operations, fractions and decimals, shape and statistics.  We will be practising times tables on a weekly basis, focusing on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.


Our topics is Rocks and Soils. We will be learning about different types of rocks and soils, how they are formed and how to classify and group these.  We will investigate the permeability of rocks and soils and the uses of rocks.


Our focus is ‘presentations.’  We will creating a slideshow of our learning and learning about the Stone Age, Celts and Romans and will also be learning how to create a branching story.


We will be designing, making and evaluating a Roman catapult to fire (a marshmallow!) at the Celts.


The topic this term is Stone Age, Celts and Romans.  We will be learning about aspects of daily life in each of these periods of time.  A visit to Flag Fen has been arranged where children will have opportunity to handle real artefacts and visit a replica roundhouse.


This term we will be learning about different aspects of the Christian faith.


As part of our History and Geography work, we will be looking at where the earliest settlements in Britain were discovered and examining the layout of prehistoric villages.


We will explore the themes of new beginnings, friendship and differences through PHSE lessons and weekly circle times.


We will be developing our skills in orienteering, basketball and dance.