To kick off the Autumn Term in Year 3, we will be exploring what the Earth was like in prehistoric times. We will be stepping through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age by participating in a number of classroom activities and hosting our very own Stone Age Day. Children will learn about weapons, food, settlements and the geographical changes that would have occurred during this period, focussing learning towards the end of autumn on natural disasters. We will also provide the children with a chance to handle artefacts, try on authentic clothing and observe prehistoric activities such as fire lighting, as part of our ‘Hands on History’ visit.
Science – Animals Including Humans and Rocks
Art/D&T- Stone Age Art and Bread & Soup
Computing – Touch Typing and Coding
RE – Islam and Christmas
PE – Tag Rugby, Circuits, Hockey and Dance
We start the Spring Term by taking a trip around the world, visiting different countries on the hunt for a spy! We use a range of resources such as digital mapping to explore each of the countries and identify geographical features.
Later in the Spring term, we study Spain - comparing the human and physical geographical features of Spain to England. We then complete the term with a Spanish day! During the day we learn flamenco dancing, practise speaking a variety of Spanish phrases and cook patatas bravas to enjoy with our friends!
Science – Plants and Forces & Magnets
D&T - Pneumatic systems
Art – Picasso and Sanjay Dhawan
Computing – Simulation and Branching Databases
RE – Sikhism and Easter
PE – Boxercise-style fitness, Running, Gymnastics and Tennis
We start the Summer Term by learning about Ancient Egyptian Civilisation. We learn about day to day life in Ancient Egypt and look at how this Ancient civilisation has impacted modern life. Later in the term, we focus on the religion in Ancient Egypt by learning about their gods, pharaohs and the afterlife. During a trip to Brighton museum, children view a variety of exciting artefacts and mummify their own life size mummy! To end the year, we hold a Year 3 ‘Night at the Museum’ sleepover where we play games and watch the Prince of Egypt.
Science – Light
D&T/Art – Canopic Jars and Sewing
Computing – Emails and Graphing
RE – Bible Stories
PE – Athletics, Stoolball, Orienteering and Cross Country