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Year 3

Year 3

Term

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic Title

Extreme Earth

Toymakers

 

The Land Before Time

Savages and settlements

Sunrise on the Thames

Life by the sea

Topic links/ Inspiration

Rocks and Soils

Volcano – Clip from Volcano/Dante’s peak

Clip from Twister

Extreme weather

 

Magnetic games for Christmas

Creating Christmas list (Smyths/Argos)

Toymaker Sven cannot keep up with the order so asks for our help.

Stoneage – Bronze - Ironage

Storybots - dinosaurs

Winnie and the Dinosaurs

Dinosaurarumpus

Land before time

Andy’s Dinosaur Adventure (Cbeebies)

Walking with dinosaurs

The Croods

Savage Stone Age

The Croods

Ice Age

Settlements and land use

Stone age day

 

 

 

Rivers and Bridges – different types

Lego bridges

Thames Journey – Nigel Hess (see SG)

http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/riverpedia/art-and-the-thames

Start topic with photo/painting (TOP model)

Dredging Thames for big ships – Thames Gateway – effect on wildlife

Canvey in the Thames

Local History and knowledge

Local land use

Saxon King in Priory Park

Seafront

Southend pier through history.

Hooks and ‘Wow’ Moments

Erupted a teacher made volcano

Toymaker Sven cannot keep up with the order so asks for our help.

Bring in own toy.

Design and make prototype.

Received a letter from a toy maker

Palaeontology day

Drama group visit.

Something has been found

 

Google Earth – following source of the Thames

Folk music

Trip to the seafront

Topic Maths Links

 

Maths Games

 

 

 

Measurement

Statistics

Capacity

 

Topic English Links/Text Types

  • Dictionaries and reference books
  • Narrative settings
  • Non-chron reports

 

  • Christmas poems
  • Letters
  • Instructions
  • Adventure stories
  • Diaries
  • Plays

 

 

  • Poetry
  • instructions

 

  • Folk tales – Billy Goats Gruff
  • News paper reports
  • Explanation texts
  • Narrative texts (familiar settings)

Book Links

Firework Maker’s daughter by Phillip Pullman

Escape Pompeii by Christina Balit  

The Earthquake Challenge by Bear Grylls

The Volcano Challenge by Bear Grylls

Extreme Earth by Toby Reynolds

A boy called Christmas by William Haig

The good dinosaur

How to wash a woolly mammoth by Michelle Robinson

The first drawing by Mordicai Gerstein

The Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson

 

Stone age boy

 Stone age tales: the Great Cave by Terry Deary

 

Billy Goats Gruff

Malamander by Thomas Taylor

https://us.eerie-on-sea.com/

Use website

 

Local study books

Continue Malamander

Local Folk tales

History link:

NC objectives:

Pompeii

Canvey Flood

1987 Hurricane

Hurricane Katrina 2005

Boxing Day Tsunami Thailand 2004

 

History of toys

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Examples (non-statutory)

- late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, for example, Skara Brae

- Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, for example, Stonehenge

- Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture

 

 

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Examples (non-statutory)

- late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers, for example, Skara Brae

- Bronze Age religion, technology and travel, for example, Stonehenge

- Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture

 

 

 

A local history study

- a depth study linked to one of the British areas of study listed above

- a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality (this can go beyond 1066)

- a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

 

History  of swimwear – Magic Grandad

Geography link:

NC objectives:

 

Locate where Volcanos are – link to name and locate countries

 

Fault lines

 

Tectonic plates

The equator

How earthquakes/hurricanes/tornadoes/volcanoes  are formed

 

Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography which relates to volcanoes and earthquakes.

Receive ‘briefs’ from children in different countries.

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

 

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Locational Knowledge

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

Locational Knowledge

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key goographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

- use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Science link:
NC objectives:

Rocks and Soils

- compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties

- describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock

- recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

- understand how different rocks are formed and the stages of the rock cycle.

 

 

Forces and magnets

- compare how things move on different surfaces

- notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance

- observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others

- compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials

- describe magnets as having two poles

- predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

 

Food and Our Bodies

  • Skeleton
  • Muscles
  • Organs
  • Teeth
  • exercise

 

 identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

 

Food

identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

 

Light

- recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light

- notice that light is reflected from surfaces

- recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes

- recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object

- find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Plants

- identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

- explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

- investigate the way in which water is transported within plants

- explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

Computing link:

 

 

 

E-safety – use technoglogy safely, respectfully and responsibily

Touch typing

Coding

 

Branching databases

Simulations

Spreadsheets

Emailing

Art/ DT links:

 

NC objectives

 

 

Photography tornado in bottle

Making tornado landscape out of clay

Collaging a volcano

Sketching and planning.

Design and making magnetic toys

 

use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups

 

Cave painting

Stonehenge pictures

Stone age jewellery

 

Food tasting in science

understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet

to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas

- to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

 

Making mammoth

 

Roundhouses

Turner

Look at famous artists. Study their work. Imitate their paintings, Water landscapes.

Van Gogh

Self portraits and sunflowers.

RE

NC Objectives

Hinduism

 

Judaism

Islam

Christianity

Buddhism

Sikhism