Year 3

 

Curriculum Map Year 3


Spring Term  2021
Volcanoes & Earthquakes

and Polar Regions

 

Literacy

Phonics and spelling patterns/dictionaries

Punctuation and grammar using apostrophes, commas  question marks, exclamation

Prepositions and adverbs – into adverbial phrases and expanding noun phrases

Improving handwriting – Penpals

Information texts/newspaper reports using Headings and subheadings

Story focus –

Flotsam by David Wiesner

Pebble in my pocket (CC SCI) CLPE

Instruction writing –How to prepare for polar exploration.

Poetry

Guided Reading

 

Numeracy

Number  (place value 3 digits )

Column addition & subtraction

Fast recall of number bonds to 100

Counting 2,3,4,5,10

Multiples

Multiplication by 10

focus on 2,3,4, 5 and 8x tables

Measurement – shape, money & time

Geometry: Angles

Fractions – tenths and equivalent

comparing fractions with the same denominator

RE

The structure of the Mass

Reconciliation

The passion of Christ at Easter

Science

Rocks and Soils

Classification of rocks and soils and how they are formed. Erosion, weathering, sediments, layers, and introduction to the rock cycle. CC – ‘Pebble in my Pocket’ by Meredith Hooper

Animals including Humans

Researching different features of animals: reptiles, mammals, birds, fish, invertebrates and amphibians.

 

Art and Design

Painting polar landscapes

Looking at Inuit Art

Making model volcanoes

 

PSHE/Well being

Relationships

Circle time

Rights respecting School values

Environmental guardians

 

Geography

Polar regions: environments habitats and exploration.

 Volcanoes, tectonic plates & rock geology.

 

History

Shackleton, Scott and Polar Exploration.  Whaling in the 19th century and its legacy.

Pompeii and the effect of Volcanic eruptions on people.

 

Computing

Online safety.

Coding – Using hour of code and GC.

 

Music

African Drumming

Rhythmic skills

Singing