Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Curriculum Plan 2015 – 2016

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theme Title

Shakespeare – His
Life and Words

Rock and Rumble!

Our Wonderful World

Maths Number & Place Value

Addition & Subtraction

Properties of Shape

Multiplication &
Division

Fractions

Measurement (mass)

Addition & Subtraction

Addition & Subtraction

Properties of Shape

Multiplication &
Division

Multiplication &
Division

Measurement (time)

Number & Place Value

Addition & Subtraction
(incl. money)

Properties of Shape

Multiplication &
Division

Fractions

Measurement(length)

Addition & Subtraction

Addition & Subtraction
(incl. money)

Statistics

Multiplication &
Division

Fractions

Measurement(perimeter)

Number & Place Value

Addition & Subtraction

Properties of Shape

Multiplication &
Division

Fractions

Measurement (volume &
capacity)

Addition & Subtraction
(incl. money)Addition & Subtraction

Measurement (time)

Multiplication &
Division

Multiplication &
Division

Statistics

Problem Solving skills

Working
systematically

Visualise

Look for a
pattern / Work backwards

Trial and
improvement

Reason logically

Conjecture

Cross Curricular Maths

Measuring Length of Shadows in Science

 

Finding shapes in the environment – LOTC

 

Timelines in history

Statistics – favourite savoury snacks ( link to DT)

 

Time – seasons, months etc – link with English

 

Comparing data on plant growth in science

English
Key text(s)

Poetry

The Tempest – William Shakespeare

 

Stone Age Boy – Satoshi Kitamura

The Snow Dragon – Vivian French

 

Winter’s Child – Angela McAllister

 

The Selfish Giant – Oscar Wilde

The Green Mother Goose – Jan Peck and David Davis

Spoken Word Discuss texts in Guided
ReadingPrepare poems to read
allowed
Discuss texts in Guided
ReadingPresenting the Shakespeare
Show
Discuss texts in Guided
ReadingDescribe the properties of
shape in maths
Discuss texts in Guided
ReadingExplain how muscles help us
move in science
Discuss texts in Guided
ReadingJustify outcomes of problem
solving in maths
Discuss texts in Guided
ReadingDebate: should the children
be allowed in the Giant’s garden?
Reading opportunities Guided Reading Texts

Non-fiction texts – Light
and Shadows

Guided Reading Texts

Non-fiction texts – Shakespeare’s
Life and Times

Guided Reading Texts

Non-fiction texts – Rocks
and Soils; Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Guided Reading Texts

Non-fiction texts – our body
/ skeletons & muscles

Guided Reading Texts

Non-fiction texts –

Function of parts of a
plant

Guided Reading Texts

Non-fiction texts – Life
cycle of plants

Writing opportunities Poetry

Writing questions

Fact File – Shakespeare

Descriptive writing – The
Storm

Love letter to Miranda

Spells – Ingredients/
Method/ Chant

Right to Write

 

Word carpet

Descriptive writing –
Prospero’s Island

Comic strip – re-tell story
of The Tempest

Narrative – A Stormy Night
/ Island Adventure

Right to Write

First thoughts – when
characters meetInformation writing – Stone Age Life

Titles/subheadings

Stone Age Girl / Boy –
Narrative

Right to Write

 

The Second Happening –
predictionUsing speech – linked to
Snow Dragon

Character studies

A letter to the Snow Dragon
– Persuasive writing

Alliterative sentences

Right to Write

 

Through the Gate –
Paragraph describing garden.My Day with Winter’s Child

Diary Writing – Tom’s Diary
/ Nana’s Diary

Narrative – The Spring’s
Child

Right to Write

 

Non-fiction leaflet –
Caring for our environmentHeadings / subheadings

The Giant’s Garden

Debate: Persuasive argument
for and against the children being allowed into the Giant’s garden.

Eco Poetry Writing

Right to Write

Science

Light and Shadows

Magnets and Forces

Rocks and Soil

Movement and Feeding

Parts of Plants

What Plants Need

ICT/ Computing

Email

Animation

Control & Coding (Esspresso)

Control & Coding

(Logo)

Publisher / Pages

Control & Coding

(Scratch)

E-safety

Internet safety week

Cross Curricular ICT/ Computing

Keyboard and mouse skills

Browsing and searching internet for information
about Shakespeare

 

Browsing and searching internet for information
about Stratford

 

Researching volcanoes and earthquakes; stone age man

 

Researching Bronze Age and
Iron Age

 

Using iPads to take selfies for art work

 

Researching flowers in art

RE

Hot line to God

How does God speak?

Thinking of others

Christmas

The Life of Jesus

The Life of Jesus

God is…

Hinduism

History

Local History – Stratford upon Avon

Stone Age

Bronze Age and Iron Age

Ancient Greece

Geography

Compass points

Symbols and keys on maps

Holiday Destinations

Famous Cities

Volcanoes , Earthquakes and Tsunamis –

the power of the earth

Music

 

The Class Orchestra

Exploring arrangements

Storm Music – The Tempest

Animal Magic

Exploring Descriptive Sounds

Salt, Pepper, Vinegar, Mustard

Exploring Singing Games

Art

 Creating a
wash as a background – City Night Scenes

Storm pictures

Cave Drawings

Sketching Signs of Spring

Sketching Expressions

Studying Plants by Famous artists

DT

Prospero’s Island

Volcanoes

Food – Healthy snack

Textiles – flowers

PE

Games : Invasion – netball

Gym: Stretching & Curling

Dance – The Tempest

Games: Invasion – football

Gym: Symmetry & Asymmetry

Dance: Dragons

Gym: travelling

Games: Invasion – hockey

Games: Volleyball

Dance: Growth

Athletics

Games: Rounders

French

J’apprends le francais

Quelle est le date?

Classroom language

Les instruments

Je joue…

Petit Chaperon Rouge

Parts of the body

Quelle temps fait-il?

Je peux..verbs

Je peux…

Likes and dislikes

PSHE/ Values

Responsibility

Respect

Determination
Thankfulness

Perseverance

Trust

Forgiveness

Hope

Creativity

Thoughtfulness

Peace

Global Links/

Eco

Art from Nature –link to Tanzania

Where in the world do they learn about Shakespeare?

Where in the world are people most affected by
volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis?

Love Food Hate Waste

Further links to Tanzania

Protecting our planet –

Children of the
Earth…Remember –  Schim Schimmel.

The Green Mother Goose –
Jan Peck and David Davis

Visits or Visitors

Shakespeare’s Birthplace

The Thinktank