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Year 3 - Topic Overview


Green Class

Teacher: Mr Blanchet

TA: Mrs Ramsden

Emerald Class

Teacher: Mrs Ludlow

TA: Mrs Taylor, Mrs Thompson, Mrs Sedgewick




TERM 1 - Predator!


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

We will be learning about apex predators and writing facts about them.

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Fact files and leaflets.

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

Art – Sketching predators.

Computing – Online research.

Geography – Using maps to locate map and continents.

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!

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Recipes, instructions and nonsense poetry.

DT – Cooking and nutrition. Designing and making pizzas.

Geography – Food miles and Fair Trade.

Science – Nutrition.

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 - Mighty Metals


Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. Meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion.

Is he a force to be reckoned with, or does he just want a friend?

Subjects covered in this topic.

English – Non-chronological reports, newspaper recount, explanations.

Science – Forces and magnets.

D&T – Research to inform design, making wind chimes.

Computing – Presenting information.

PE – Using equipment to explore force.

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 – Neolithic 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 and Light.


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

Curriculum Overview 1