Year 3

Below is the curriculum overview for year 3

Yearly Overview Year 3
Topic Disney Romans and Vikings Through the Decades
Question Who created Disney and who are Disney’s Heroes and Villains? What influence have Romans and Vikings had on our City today? How has British life changed through the decades?
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Off curriculum units Trip to Media City Trip to Manchester
E twinning projects Making contact with Disney characters through letter sent to Florida. E Twinning with Rome?
Literacy Book unit – The Minpins

 

Final outcome is a setting

 

2 weeks

Adventure stories – Disney’s “Up!”

 

5 weeks

 

Final outcome is Disney celebration afternoon – Mad Hatter’s Tea Party -where ch’n read stories to parents.

 

 

 

 

Myths and Legends

Final outcome – class booklet

5 to 6 weeks

 

 

Persuasive writing (persuading someone to come to live in a city)

4 weeks

 

Information texts

Leaflet produced on Manchester.

3 weeks

 

 

 

Diary entries of a Roman soldier and family.

 

3 weeks

 

Explanations

Inventions

Children to produce their own inventions and explanations on how they work.

Stories with flashbacks

Ch’n to write flashback stories and present to Betty as she has lost all memory of decades gone by.

Adverts and Flyers

Advertisement for performance poetry.

2 weeks

Performance poetry

2 weeks

Final outcome: performance assembly for parents.

Recounts

Recount the lead up and performance.

2 weeks

 

Skills, Knowledge, Understanding See more detailed planning documents and route maps.

 

Maths  

 

See individual year group progressions and planning documents.

 

Science Light and Shadow

 

 

 

Materials

Investigating opaque, see-through etc to help understanding when making shadow puppets.

Rocks and Soils Plants and animals Healthy food and balanced diet
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Know that different materials are better than others when creating a shadow puppet. Transparent, opaque etc.

 

Understand materials are man- made/ natural

Know uses of materials

Understand properties of materials (insulating/waterproof, etc)

Sort materials

Test ,materials

Understand fair testing

Where is rock formed?

What types of rock are there?

Properties of rocks

Types of soils/ properties of soils

Uses of rocks and soils

 

Classify plants and animals

Know that humans are animals

Parts of a plant/uses

Habitats/ nocturnal animals

What are animals used for?

Focus on polar animals/hibernation

Classify plants and animals

Know that humans are animals

Parts of a plant/uses

Habitats/ nocturnal animals

What are animals used for?

Focus on polar animals/hibernation

History Timeline of Walt Disney’s life, history of Disney and how it was created etc.

 

Cities changing over time.  History of Manchester – investigate changes.

Life of a Roman Soldier

 

Vikings

 

History of textile industry and fashion changes through the decades.

 

Fashion – Patterns and cloths through the decades

 

 

Skills, Knowledge, Understanding People have histories

Order events in chronological manner

Research famous person

What is a city?

Buildings found in a city

Locations on maps

Cities change over time ( modernisation)

Industrial cities

 

Who were the Romans?

Why did they come to Britain?

What did they do?

What impact did they have on modern life?

 

Who were the Vikings?

Why did they come to Britain?

What did they do?

What impact did they have on modern life?

 

Fashion change over time

Influence in fashion

Why do we have fashions?

Where do the textiles get made?

Groups focusing on a specific person of interest decade  – design clothing range in that style
Geography  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compare specific cities to Manchester

(eTwinning)

 

Roman roads, settlements, comparison to modern towns today  

 

Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Map skills

Ordinance survey

Map skills

Understanding where places are in the world

Comparisons of home and other places (CC links)

Map skills

Understanding where places are in the world

Comparisons of home and other places (CC links)

Art Character drawings in the style of Walt Disney

Outcome: a new character for a new Disney movie

Focus on Lowry

 

 

Roman jewellery, coins, shields, etc Fashion – Patterns and cloths through the decades
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Sketching

Hatching cross hatching

Scumbling

Stipling

circulism

Shading

Styles of illustrations

Animation

Smudging

Pointillism

Sketching

 

Styles of painters/ paintings

History of Lowry

Designing skills

Knowledge of what Romans wore

Cutting skills

Painting

 

Designing skills

Drawing skills

Research skills

Understand changing fashions

D&T  

 

Making a city TASC

Artist: Lowry

3D/ Collage

Viking Longboat Moving monsters. Using hinged boxes and pneumatic systems

TASC

TASC to design a clothing range based on the country and decade.
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Creativity

Design skills

Knowledge of 3D shape

Cutting skills

Cooking skills

Knowledge of food groups

Knowledge of which foods are produced in which country

Design skills

Painting skills

Drawing skills

Knowledge of what a longboat looks like

Understanding of how a longboat was designed

Cutting skills

Knowledge of pneumatic systems

Painting skills

Understanding of hinged boxes

 

Understanding of which decades clothes were fashionable in

Knowledge that fashion changes over time

Design skills

Cutting skills

Drawing skills

ICT We are opinion pollsters (creating a survey and analysing results) We are programmers (programming an animation)

 

Make a database of Roman and Anglo – Saxon towns.

Simulation programmes – museum/artefact visits on line.

Research Cities

Use research to present text and graphics about cities as a class project.

 

Manipulating sound – music through history.

Make a database of Roman and Anglo – Saxon towns.

Simulation programmes – museum/artefact visits on line.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are communicators (collaborating by teleconference and e mail)
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Data handling

Counting

Analyses

Interpret results

Research skills

Keyboard skills

Create graphs

Retrieve information

Knowledge of databases

Keyboard skills

Research skills

Listening skills

Research skills

Understanding of changing tastes in music

Programming skills

Reading skills

Understand that we can make things move by giving instructions

E-mailing skills

Speaking and listening skills

Keyboard skills

Understand emails are ways of communicating

Music

 

Unit 8

Ongoing skills

 

 

 

Unit 10

Play it again

City sounds –

Unit 11

Class Orchestra

Music through history

Unit 12 Dragon Scales Music through the decades.
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Listening skills

Rhythm

Understand pitch and tone

Listening skills

 

Listening skills

Knowledge of tempo

 

Listening skills

Orchestral sounds and instruments

tempo

 

Listening skills

Knowledge of scales and tempo

 

Listening skills

Know that music tastes change through time

Know music from different decades

Instruments through the decades

 

P.E Swimming Swimming Swimming Swimming Gymnastics  Gymnastics Ball skills Team games
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding
R.E Christianity

Our favourite Bible stories

(Sept – Oct)

Christianity

The big celebrations

(Nov – Dec)

Islam

What do Muslims believe?

(Jan  – Feb)

Islam

What do Muslims believe?

(Mar – Apr)

Christianity and Islam

What happens when people get married

(Apr – May) Christianity and Islam

What happens when a baby is born?

 

(June – July)
Skills, Knowledge, Understanding Empathy

Know Bible stories

Know why they were told.

Research

Know some religious celebrations

Research

Know some Muslim beliefs

Research

Know some Muslim beliefs

Read

Research

Role play

Read

Research

Role play

SMSC