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Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2021-2022

Concept

Identity

Rights and Responsibilities

Law and Order

Community

Environment

Celebrating Differences

Overarching topic

Ancient Egypt

Fantastic Fossils

Science 

Dragons 

Literacy 

Rainforests

Great Britain

Stone Age to Bronze Age

 

Autumn 1 (6.5 week)

Autumn 2 (7 weeks)

Spring 1 (6.5 weeks)

Spring 2 (6 week)

Summer 1 (5 week)

Summer 2 (6 week)

Topic

 

 

History

Local history study – How did the Egyptian collection come to Bagshaw Museum? (Local historian Amelia Oldroyd)

 

Ancient Egyptian Civilisation

 

Black history month – Slavery (links to class book)

Mary Anning – Significant women in history/ science

 

Pre- history (what came before humans and how do we know?)

 

 

 

Stone age to bronze age

 

Effects on Britain and comparison to Ancient Egypt.

 

 

 

Geography

Egypt –

  • Geographical features
  • Human geography by Ancient Egyptians
  • Biomes

The rock cycle and the Jurassic coast of Britain (linked to science and history)

Draw and sketch maps using agreed  symbols

Use compass points

Human and physical features of local area.

Biomes of the world - rainforest comparison link back to Egypt.

Latitude and longitude

Humans damage and improve environment

 

Countries of the UK

Geographical features of UK

Rivers of the UK

Geography – Erosion, transportation

 and deposition.

 

 

Science

Forces and Magnets

Rocks and soils

Revision of Year 2 units as required

Plants

Animals including humans

light

 

Educational Visits / Visitors

 

Bagshaw Museum

 

 

Local area walk

 

 

 

 

Forest School

 

 

 

 

 

Outdoor learning linked to surviving like a stone age person. Linked to book.

 

English

 

 

Reading

Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo

 

Comparison with other versions cultures versions of Cinderella (Including from other countries and film versions)

Stone girl, Bone girl The story of Mary Anning by Laurence Anholt

 

Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

The boy who grew dragons by Andy Shepherd

 

Hodgeheg by Dick King Smith

 

The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith (will need to roll over)

 

Comparing books by the same author

Finish the sheep pig by Dick King smith

 

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry 

 

 

How to wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson

 

Stone age boy by Satoshi Kitamura

 

Writing

Story Writing – Creating new versions of Cinderella

 

Discussions (oral and drama work arguments for and against linked to Cinderella)

 

Clerihew poems linked to identity golden thread and book characters

 

Diary writing – (linked to the books)

 

Explanations – Flow charts

 

 

 

 

Newspaper reports based on dragons in local area.

 

Non chronological reports (dragons)

Letter writing – Linked  to books

 

Limericks (Animals)

 

Story writing – Stories with animals of the UK based on our Dick King Smith books

 

Story writing Continued with animal based stories but with animals of the rainforest.

 

Free verse

 

 

 

Instructions – Linked to books

 

Revisit a unit from previously in the year that children need more practice on.

 

Maths

(Maths no problem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RE

 

What do Christians believe about a good life?

Non- religion

How do Jews remember God’s covenant with Abraham and Moses?

What do creation stories tell us about our world?

How do people express spirituality?

Who can inspire us?

PSHE

Family and Friendships

Respecting ourselves and others

Safe relationships

Belonging to a community

 

Money and work

Media literacy and digital resilience

Physical health and mental wellbeing

 

Growing and changing

Keeping safe

Computing

Spreadsheets (3.3) (3 weeks)

Touch typing (3.4) (4 weeks)

E-mai(3.5) (6 week)

 

Branching databases (3.6) (week 4)

Online safety(3.2)(3 weeks)

Simulations (3.7) (3 weeks)

Graphing (3.8) (2 weeks)

Presenting (3.9) (5 weeks)

Coding (3.1)(6 week)

MFL - French

Numbers to 10, Oui and Non

Greetings

Classroom instructions

Christmas

Asking for and giving names

Ask for and state age

 

Colours

Verb is and connective and

Easter

Fruit and food

Days of the week

 

Moths of the year

Revision of years content

 

DT

 

 

Constructing castles - Kapow unit 6- adapted for pyramids and Egyptian structures.

Design a cushion - Kapow unit 1

Pneumatic toy - Kapow unit 3

Eating seasonally - Kapow unit 5

 

 

Art

(Kapow)

 

Pencil drawing - self portraits (whole school project)

 

Elemental forms of art - Kapow unit 1

Colour/Printing

Dragon eyes- colour mixing using paint and printing for dragon skin around eye

Texture/Form/Pattern

Dragon eyes using clay

 

Landscape of a British landmark using water colours

Ashley Jackson

https://www.ashley-jackson.co.uk/

 

Art and design skills Kapow Unit 2

 

Prehistoric art  Kapow unit 3

 

Music

(Charanga new mmc scheme)

How does music bring us closer together?

What stories does music tell us about the past?

How does music help make the world a better place?

How does music help us to get to know our community?

How does music make a difference to us every day?

How does music connect us with our planet?

PE

Netball

Outdoor Challenges

Dance

Gymnastics

Athletics

Tennis

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