Year 3

Subject

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Science

Plants

(Ongoing studies and surveys throughout the year).  Link to OPAL website

Understand that: Identify & describe function of plant parts (e.g. leaves absorb sunlight & carbon dioxide; roots /stem; plants make own food in leaves) and how this varies. 

Role of flowers in reproduction.

Forces

Compare how things move on different surfaces (friction).

Sort materials into magnetic / non-magnetic

Know that some forces act on contact but magnetism acts at a distance.

Observe attraction & repulsion.

Describe magnets as having two poles and predict whether two  magnets will attract or repel.

 

 

Animals & Humans

Identify that animals, including humans, need the right balance of nutrition (link to DT).

Understand the purpose of skeletons & bones in humans and some animals.

Materials

Rocks & Soils

Classify rock types.

Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

Describe fossilisation in simple terms.

 

 

 

Light

Light comes from different sources

 Understand that we need light to see.  Darkness is the absence of light. 

Beams of light bounce off some materials (reflection) & shiny materials reflect light beams better.

 Transparent materials let light through / opaque ones do not.

Shadows form when light is blocked / observe patterns in shadow size.

 

 

 

DT

Understand and apply principles of a healthy diet.

Prepare and cook mainly savoury dishes.

Understand seasonality.

Communicate design ideas in various ways.

Use a wider range of tools and materials.

Build and strengthen more complex structures.

 

Develop products fit for purpose.

Evaluate existing products and improve own products.

Use electrical systems in own products.

Communicate designs ideas in various ways.

PE

Swim at least 25 metres using  a range of strokes.

Perform  self-rescue.

Use running catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.

Use running catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.

Play competitive modified games.

Develop flexibility and control in dance and gym.

Use running catching and throwing in isolation and in combination.

Develop flexibility and control in athletics.

Geography

Italy

Locate world’s countries. Use maps to focus on Europe.

Identify location of equator, poles, tropics and time zones

Identify geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical features of Italy

Use maps, globes, atlases and computer mapping to locate countries and features

Use 8 points of the compass  and 4 figure grid references

Coastlines of the UK

Name and locate counties and cities of the UK and land use patterns and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

Identify geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical features of coastlines of the UK

Describe and understand key aspects of coast lines

Use maps and digital/computer mapping to locate coast lines and features

Use 8 points of the compass  and 4 figure grid references symbols and keys

IOW (coasts)

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of coastlines on the Isle of Wight

Describe and understand key aspects of coastlines

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features of coast lines of the IOW

History

What can we learn about life in the Stone Age from a study of Skara Brae?

Explain the features of settlements and homes.

Explain the similarities and differences between Neolithic life and our modern lifestyles.

Roman Empire

Understand and Explain the reason behind the Roman Invasion and Boudicca rising.

Recognise impact of Roman engineering on life in Britain then and now.

Local History - Roman Island Life

Identify and explain the features of a Roman Villa.

Research and Enquire about purposes of Roman artefacts.

Computing

We are programmers

Design, write and debug programmes to accomplish goals.

Use logical reasoning to detect and correct errors.

Select, use and combine a variety of software.

 

We are bug fixers

Debug programmes that accomplish goals.

Use sequence, selection and repetition in programmes.

Use logical reasoning explain algorithms and errors.

 

 

We are presenters

Select, use and combine s variety of software.

Work with inputs and outputs.

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

We are network engineers

Understand computer networks and how they can provide multiple services.

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

We are communicators

Understand computer networks and how they can provide multiple services.

Select, use and combine s variety of software.

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

We are opinion pollsters

Select, use and combine s variety of software.

Understand computer networks and how they can provide multiple services.

Art

Miro

Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.

Improve skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

 

Roman Mosaics

 

Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.

Improve skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

 

Tie Dyeing/Batik

Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas.

Improve skills in drawing, painting and sculpture.

Learn about great artists, architects and designers.

French

Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources

Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation 

Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt

Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

Music

Can I appreciate a range of live and recorded music?

Can I  use instruments and voice with increasing accuracy and control?

Can I listen with attention to detail?

 

 

Can I  use instruments and voice with increasing accuracy and control?

Can I develop understanding of musical history?

Can I listen with attention to detail?

 

 

Can I  use instruments and voice with increasing accuracy and control?

Can I improvise and compose my own music?

Can I develop understanding  of musical notation?

 

 

RE/PSHE/RRR

Introduce idea of creation story in Judaism - look at Sukkot, Torah and Covenant.

Understand the meaning of Hanukah and significance to Jewish religion.

Understand the key characters in the Christmas story, their roles in the story and the significance of the gifts.

Develop understanding of affordability, answer the question can we afford it?

Investigate whether a character can go on holiday. Explain their decision.

How did life differ in Stone Ages? How would the wants and needs of children differ from today?

 

 

Focus on the story of Moses and the Exodus. Discuss the reasons for the exodus, the revealing of the commandments and the feelings of the people.

Understand the 10 commandments. Relate rules to  leading a good life.

Understand the story of the Passover and it’s relevance to Jews.

Recognise the reasons behind the Last Supper and links to the Passover, focus on Jesus’ words and actions during the supper.

Understand that we need to work to earn money. Solve variety of problems involving understanding how much money we need.

Devise a list of jobs that people they know do. Relate to the right to an education.

Recognise that invasion is a denial of the rights of people to choose. How would we feel if our rights were infringed?

 

 

Discuss the idea of love. Understand reasons why people love, and the love of a family unit. Recognise that marriage is a way of declaring love. Compare Jewish and Christian weddings and symbolism.

Understand the reasons for prayer and the similarities and differences in prayer across religions. Identify key artefacts of prayer in Christian and Jewish religion.

Understand that the value of money is different in different countries.

Relate to the wants and needs that children have in life. Understand that not all children have the same wants and needs.

How does light play a part in Jewish and Christian religion? Understand we have the right to our own beliefs and need to respect others.

 

 

 

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