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Year 3

Summer Term


Introduction to Computational Thinking:
The basics of algorithmic thinking including what algorithms are (abstraction, decomposition, debugging), along with computer programming to include coding and problem solving.


Music - Enjoying Improvisation:
Exploring melody through song, improvising with instruments.

Music - Opening Night:
Performance skills.

Art - Natural Materials - Rainforest Art:
Pupils will learn how to mix secondary colours, particularly greens, along with an understanding of the animals and birds that live in the rainforest. This will enable them to paint a rainforest in the style of Henri Rousseau.

Design Technology - Healthy Snacks:
The seasonality of fruit and veg, plus growing conditions linked to nutrients.
Know about portion size and storage.
Apply hygiene and safety to prepare healthy snacks.


Friendships, staying safe online, being a global citizen.

Changing Me:
What do babies need? Where do babies grow? What changes will happen to the inside of my body when I grow?


Continue to explore a range of extracts from popular fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts to focus on vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and summarising.

The Wright Stuff - exploring poetry and media.
Rewriting ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough and turning ‘The Blue Umbrella’ short film into a story.

These will be sent out every two weeks.


Seasons, Classroom instructions, fruit and plurals.
There is also a novel study of the ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ but in French!


Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes:
Pupils will appreciate the global significance and location of the world’s key mountains/ranges, volcanoes and where earthquakes have occurred.


Pupils will learn about the Roman invasion of Britain, why it happened and what made the Romans successful.
The topic will conclude by exploring the impact that the invasion has had on Britain that we live in today.


Angles & Perpendicular Lines:
Use angles to explore turns and shapes.
Identify parallel and perpendicular lines.

Mass, Volumes & Mixed Units:
Exploring mass & capacity, reading scales and estimating, including solving problems.

Six & Eight Times Tables:
Securing multiplication and division.

Exploring Calculation Strategies & Place Value:
Mental strategies for add and subtract (doubling/rounding/adjusting/partitioning), multiply and divide, plus exploring 4-digit numbers.


Devise simple sequences and further develop basic skills, being introduced to new equipment.

Tag Rugby:
Develop handling and running skills, working effectively as a team.

Teamwork, problem solving, map skills and instructions in a physically active manner.

Sports Hall Athletics:
Applying endurance, speed, techniques and skills in athletic tasks.

Explore control, possession, attack and rules.


Exploring the miracles of Jesus.

How Sikhs live a good life.


Identifying the functions of different parts of flowering plants.
Exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth, nutrients from soil, and how they vary from plant to plant.
Investigate how water is transported within plants.

Recognising that darkness is the absence of light and light is reflected from surfaces.
Recognising that light from the sun can be dangerous, with shadows forming when the light from a light source is blocked by an opaque object.