Year 3

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A very warm welcome from Y3 to parents old and new! The children have had an extremely positive start to the new academic year, approaching their learning with enthusiasm and building new friendships. We are looking forward to working closely with you throughout the year to ensure your child is happy in school and meeting their full potential.

'From September 2014 a new primary curriculum has been introduced in schools. Staff have been working very hard in school to plan an exciting school curriculum based upon the requirements of the New Curriculum and on the needs of our children'.

We are passionate about every child enjoying their learning and achieving their true potential and so our Curriculum Aims underpin all of the learning that takes place in our school.

Our Curriculum Aims are:

  • To provide a broad and well-balanced curriculum which supports the academic, social and personal development of every child, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities.
  • To ensure that all children receive high quality teaching which enables them to become literate and numerate, leading to consistently high standards across the school.
  • To provide rich first-hand purposeful experiences, making full use of our local environment and expertise beyond the classroom.
  • To develop a life-long love of learning by encouraging children to take charge of their own learning and to work as independent thinkers.
  • To make learning meaningful by creatively linking different areas of the curriculum, and continually adapting the curriculum to fit our pupil’s needs in an ever-changing world.
  • To widen the aspirations of our learners by having consistently high expectations and by encouraging pupils to strive for their dreams.
  • To promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development to help them develop positive relationships and a critical appreciation of and respect for their own and others’ beliefs, culture and identity.
  • To ensure that all children have high self-esteem by fully engaging in opportunities offered in order to feel a sense of personal and collective achievement every day.
  • To provide opportunities for children to further develop their individual skills and talents by taking part in a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities.
  • To involve parents as key partners in their child’s education.

 

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2017-2018

 

Autumn 1

(7 weeks)

Autumn 2

(7 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(6 weeks)

Summer 1

(6 weeks)

Summer 2

(7 weeks)

Topic

What’s For Lunch

(8th Sep – 21st Oct)

Stone Age

(28th Oct – 16th Dec)

Light Up London

(4th Jan – 10th Feb)

Plant Power

(20d Feb – 31st Mar)

Ancient Egypt and The River Nile

(18th April – 21st July)

English

Narrative – Sam’s Duck (Story in a familiar setting that raises an issue or dilemma)

(Sam’s Duck)

( 3 weeks)

Instructions (How to make a healthy sandwich/ apple crumble) – 2 weeks

Poetry (People Fireworks) – 2 weeks

Information texts:

What are the main differences between Stone Age and today?

(Non-fiction books on the Stone Age)

– 3 weeks

Narrative – Adventure stories – 4 weeks

(The Tunnel, The Dark, Where the wild things are)

Persuasive texts – 2 weeks

Performance Poetry (People Equal)

Explanation  (3 weeks)

Recount -Kew

Narrative - Stories from Ancient Egypt (Story set in Historical Settings) (4 weeks)

Information and note-taking – aspect of Ancient Egypt-brochure

(Non-Fiction books on Ancient Egypt)

Newspaper articles

Author focus- fantasy stories.

(Books by Helen Ward)

Guided Reading

Dogger- Shirley Hughes

The Queen’s Knickers- Nicola Allen

The Owl who is afraid of the dark- Jill Tomlinson

Don’t Pick on me’-Louis Sachar

The Mousehole Cat-Antonia Barbara/Nicola Bayley

A Caribbean Dozen-Grace Nichols

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe-C.S. Lewis.

A Fairy Tale- Tony Ross

Vocabulary, grammar and punctuation

Assess children on entry (Level 2 SPAG test) Introduce, revisit and consolidate the necessary content from Year 2:

- Word: Formation of nouns and adjectives using suffixes; -er –est and –ly

- Sentence: Subordination and co-ordination; expanded noun phrases; types of sentence

- Text: present tense/past tense; progressive form of verbs

- Punctuation: Basic 4 types to demarcate; commas in a list; apostrophes for missing letters and possession

Year 3 content:

- Word: Nouns; a or an, word families

- Sentence: Expressing time, place and cause using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions

- Text: Paragraphs; Headings and subheadings; Present perfect form of verbs instead of simple past

- Punctuation: Inverted commas to punctuate direct speech

Maths

Block A: Counting, partitioning and calculating

Block B: Securing number facts, understanding shape

Block C: Handling data and measures

Block D: Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Computing

E-Safety/ Saving onto server/ Email

Programming

Databases

Handling Data

Technology in our lives

Programming

Science

 

Teeth and Nutrition

Rocks

Fossils

Light

Plants

(Trip to Kew Gardens)

Flowering Plants

Magnets

Geography

Local area enquiry and fieldwork

(Farm visit)

 

Compare land use in a different area of the UK-London

   

Rivers

History

 

Stone Age

   

Ancient Egypt and The River Nile

 

Art and Design

Drawing:

Still Life focus

Learn drawing skills linking to Van Gogh

Painting:

Cave Paintings –chalk / charcoal painting

Collage:

Paper collages of night cityscapes of London – linked to artist Paul Klee.

Printing:

Using natural materials to print (linking to plant power topic) e.g. flowers, twigs, leaves etc. Linking to artist William Morris who used nature to inspire wallpaper print designs.

3D art:

Egyptian themed art.

 

Design and Technology

Cooking and Nutrition: understand seasonality and where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Clay finger pots

Clay stone age jewellery

Stonehenge models

Biscuit making

Bird feeders

 

Clay Canopic jars

Egyptian chariots

RE

 

Christmas- Christianity

 

Buddhism

 

Islam

Music

Singing

Singing

Singing/Recorders

Singing/Recorders

Singing/Glockenspiels

Singing/Glockenspiel

P.E

Fitness

Gymnastics

Gymnastics

Dance – Look at dance from different cultures?

Athletics

OAA

Games

Hockey

Football

Rugby

Netball

Rounders

Cricket

PSHE

Communication and attitude

(New Beginnings)

Friendship (Getting on and falling out)

Excellence (MAGIC Learning)

Equality (Good to be me)

Inspiration and determination (Rights and responsibilities)

Respect (Changes)

M4L

European Day of Languages

Early Start Spanish 1

Talking Big Books/ Story