Year 3

Curriculum Overview

Autumn 2 October - December 2017

Subject Topic: The Great UK
Art/D&T Land and seascape artists: Turner/Constable
Computing Continuing with programming.
This unit will enable the children to: Create an animated cartoon using characters they design.
English Stories in familiar settings – Dick King Smith The Hodgeheg – focus on native animals to UK
Non-chronological reports on other native species
Myths, Legends and Fables – using King Arthur as an example of a myth
Persuasive letter writing
Write their own letter to a local councillor to encourage them to resolve an issue at the park.
Geography To use maps, atlases, globes etc to locate countries and describe features studied
To use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
To use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods.
History Mary Anning Victorian palaeontologist who found fossils on east coast of UK- preservation of animal remains and creation of fossils.
Home Learning Tasks to support English and Maths teaching, with spellings and multiplication tables to practice.
Languages: French Basic vocabulary to continue with some festive language.
Numeracy Multiplication & Division operations. Measurement
Festive word problems. Application and reasoning.
PE This term we focus on dancing and gymnastics.
RE & PSHE/Citizensip School expectations including 5Rs
UK saints
Science Rocks, incorporating work on soil and fossils  
A comparison of Watermead Park and Bradgate Park: soil types and land use linking with Geography (quarry materials – limestone and granite)

Year 3 Curriculum Autumn


Year 3 Curriculum Summer 2


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Riverside Community Primary School
Wanlip Lane

Executive Headteacher: Chelsea Norman
Chair of Governors: Chris Swan