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Y3 Long Term Plan

 Long Term Plan for Y3 from September 2017

AUTUMN 1

The Fishing Industry

History

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

To understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

To raise questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.

Geography

Describe and understand key aspects of human geography including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including food.

Science

Animals, including humans.

(Xref ‘Food and our Bodies’ Rising Stars; ‘How Does Usain Bolt Run So Quickly?’ Challenge Curriculum)

  • Identify that animals including humans, need the right types and amounts of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Art/DT

Drawing – sketching bodies (including from life)

Famous artist – Edgar Degas

Create sketch books to record observations

Food Technology – cooking and applying the principles of nutrition and healthy eating

ICT

Research/ e-safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Use search technologies effectively.

Select, use and combine a variety of software to present data and information

RE

How do people start their journey of faith (Christianity)

AUTUMN 2

Italy –Why do people like to holiday in the Mediterranean?

Geography

Focus on Italy and its cities.

Focus on Europe, key countries and major cities.

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country.

Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including volcanoes.

Use maps atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

Science

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.

Art/DT

Painting, colour mixing, landscapes

Italian Artists

Design and make a fridge magnet on a Christmas theme.

ICT

Spreadsheets and Databases (Softease spreadsheet/database)

RE

What does it mean to belong to the Muslim community

SPRING 1

The Stone Age

History

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers

Bronze Age religion, technology and travel (Stonehenge)

Iron Age hill forts; tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture

Science

What do rocks tell us about how the earth was formed?

·       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.

Art/DT

Stone age jewellery, cave painting (charcoal exploration and paint making), plaiting

ICT

Design, write and de-bug programs (Scratch)

RE

Is life a journey? Does it ever end? (Christianity)

SPRING 2

Extreme Earth

Geography

Make-up of the Earth (inc playdough model), natural disasters, volcanos, tsunami, earthquakes.

Science

2. Light – Reflection and Shadows

  • Investigate how we need light in order to see things and dark is the absence of light.
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and the need to protect our eyes.
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.

Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.

Art/DT

Sewing

Shadow puppets

Shadow silhouettes

ICT

Research, search engines, powerpoint

SUMMER 1

Ancient Greeks

History

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world.

Portals into the Past. Greek theme day. Leaders, beliefs, Olympics, democracy.

Geography

Map skills, changes over time, plotting the battles of alexander the Great.

Science

1. Plants – ‘How did that seed become an apple?’ ‘How does your garden grow?’

  • 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.

Art/DT

Pottery – clay urns/Lamps/Sculpture

Sewing – Make drawstring bags (flower theme).

Greek pots (paper and clay), Greek masks

ICT

Movie maker

SUMMER 2

Space

History

The Moon Landings (transition topic)

  • Address and devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.

Science

‘We are Astronauts’ – The Solar System

Art/DT

Modern/Abstract Art

Andy Warhol – Printing

Explore mixed media and texture in design

Outdoor art trail and exhibition (Fundraiser?)

ICT

Simulation Games – Space

  • Use sequence, selection and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output.

RE

Why do people go on a pilgrimage? (Hinduism)