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Year 3 - Topic Overview


Green Class

Teacher: Miss Batchelor

TA: Mrs Squire

Emerald Class

Teacher: Mrs Ludlow

TA:  Mrs Owen




TERM 1 - Predator!


It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

Let’s look at different apex predators and their natural habitats.

Fancy being part of their food chain?

Take a look at different prey and their natural predators from around the world.

Discover facts in more detail about wolves, crocodiles and bears.

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Fact files, non-chronological reports, short story.

Science – Understanding food chains, identifying apex predators and researching skeletal systems.

Art – Sketching predators, food chain collage and explore the use of colour and different media.

Computing – Online research.

Geography – Using maps to locate map and continents.

DT – Make a natural habitat diorama.

PE – Attack and defence games as well as predator dancing!




TERM 2 - Scrumdiddlyumptious


Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery tasting fantastic food and tantalising treats!

Work up an appetite with scrummy stories about food and have fun becoming a fruity sculptor.

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Recipes, instructions and advertising.

DT – Cooking and nutrition. Designing and making pizzas.

Geography – Food miles, supermarket research.

Science – Nutrition and investigate food safety.

PE – Keeping healthy and exercising.

Music – Performance singing.



TERM 3 - Gods and Mortals


From chaos came air and water, from air and water came life!

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes.

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Character profiles, myths and legends and character descriptions.

History – Ancient Greece and their culture.

Art and Design – 3D sculpture and Greek art.

Geography – Geographical features and using maps.

PSHE – Resolving differences.



TERM 4 - Urban Pioneers


Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown, where the lights are bright and every street has a story to tell.

Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time – perhaps a reflection on a building or a shadow passing by.

Make a map of your own hometown and find out how things have changed.

How can we improve it for the future?

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Leaflets, free verse poetry, autobiography, signs and slogans.

Science – Forces and magnets.

Art – Graffiti and photography.

D&T – Research, design and make wind chimes.

Computing – Design a future map of the town.

PE – Dance and Kwik Cricket.

Music – Play and perform, using voices and musical instruments.


TERM 5 - Tribal Tales


Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world.

Imagine this place 5000 years ago.

Learn how people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Information texts, letters and fact files.

History – Prehistoric Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Art and Design – Cave Art and Iron Age jewellery.

DT – Building structures, tool design and making.

Geography – Field work, human and physical geography, using maps and Ariel images.

Science – Plants.




TERM 6 - Tremors!


Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth.

Discover the dangerous world of natural disasters and glimpse at their savage and deadly effects.

Subjects covered in this topic.

English  – Recounts, historical narrative and newspaper reports.

Art and Design – Sculpture, photography.

Computing – Presenting information.

DT – Structures.

Geography – Volcanoes and earthquakes.

History – Pompeii.

Music – Composition.

Science – Rocks.

PE – Outdoor adventure activities.



Curriculum Overview