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Year 3

Curriculum Information

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




As part of the Power of Reading project, we will begin the term looking at a story set in another country- Gregory Cool.  We will write fiction and non fiction in response to our reading.    After half term, our writing will be based around the book ‘The Ice Palace.’  An exciting task ahead is preparing scripts for our visit to Burwell House’s recording studio.  In reading, we will focus on retrieving information from non fiction texts, reading and performing poetry and using our skills of inference.  We will also continue to cover the Year 3 GPS curriculum and practise  cursive handwriting.


For the first half term, we will focus on arithmetic skills, using both written and mental methods for the four operations.  After half term, we will cover fractions, shape and perimeter, measures and time.


Our topic for the first half term is Magnets and Forces.  We will be learning about what a force is, uses of magnets and magnet strength, as well as planning and carrying out investigations.  In the second half of term, we will learn about what plants need in order to grow and survive and about the different parts of a plant.


We will be using the Lego WeDo kits and Scratch programme to develop our coding skills.  Children will also learn about E Safety, covering how to recognise real and fake news and how to keep passwords safe.


Designing and making soup to keep warm in a cold climate.


We will use colour mixing skills to create silhouette pictures showing different climates.  Children will take part in an African Art workshop where they will design and make African masks, and in class we will be exploring patterns in art from around the world.  Later in the term we will be learning to print, with a ‘cold’ theme.


This term, we will be learning about beliefs and practices in Islam.


Our topic is Hot and Cold.  We will be investigating climates and countries around the world.  Children will be using maps to identify the northern and southern hemispheres, the equator, latitude and longitude and different time zones.  


Through circle time and other activities, children will explore the themes of Working Together and Diversity and Community.


In the first half term, we will cover Gymnastics and Rugby and in the second half term, Football and Dodgeball.  Year 3 swimming will also begin.


We will continue to develop skills of speaking and writing in French.  Children will learn to count, express likes and dislikes, and to talk about toys.  Our theme is ‘L’argent de poche’ (pocket money)