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Year 3

Curriculum Information

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




We will begin the term exploring The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, using activities from The Power of Reading programme to explore the characters and write letters.  We will then be researching and writing an explanation of how the human body works. In the second half of term, we will read George’s Marvellous Medicine and write character sketches and a sequel to this.  We will also continue to cover the Year 3 GPS curriculum and practise cursive handwriting.


The areas covered this term will be:  Place value and number, the four operations, fractions, money, statistics and time.  There will be an emphasis on mastery learning and applying the skills learnt in familiar and unfamiliar contexts. Children will continue to learn multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables and mental maths skills will be practised weekly.


Our topic this term is ‘Them Bones.’  We will learn about the human skeleton and the functions of different parts of the body.  We will also learn about different animals, their habitats and how they can be classified.  We have planned a visit to Ferry Meadows to take part in a ‘Vertebrates and Invertebrates Challenge.’  Linked to work on the human body, we will visit the Food and Farming Day at the Showground.




For our DT project, we will be using cold batik and silk painting to design and make our sections of the OWPS 30th Birthday Banner.


We will begin the term looking at Rembrandt’s masterpiece ‘The Anatomy Lesson of Dr Nicolaes Tulp.’ We will also be developing skills of observation and pencil drawing.


We will be exploring the beliefs and practices of Sikhs.


As  part of our learning on the human body, we will research how medicine has changed throughout the ages.


Through circle time and other activities, children will explore the theme of Healthy and Safer Lifestyles.


We will be practising skills in swimming, SAQ (Speed, Agility, Quickness), athletics and gymnastics.  We will be taking part in dance lessons with a coach.


We will be learning how to ‘Raconte-moi une histoire’ (Tell me a story).