Spring Term Planning 2022

What would it be like to live on the Caribbean?

In the first half of the Spring term year 3 will be exploring the Caribbean.  We will launch out topic with a mini carnival, listening to a range of music including reggae, calypso and steel drums and create our own carnival masks.  We have arranged for a steel drum teacher to join us towards the end of the term so we have first hand experience playing and moving to this style of music. As we learn more about carnival celebrations we will develop our collage skills, in art lessons, to make carnival scenes.

We will use stories set in parts of the Caribbean as a basis for our own story writing and use the knowledge we gain of the physical features of the islands to write accurate descriptions of our settings.

As we consider the human features of the islands as well as the impacts of weather we will be well prepared to move towards a study of the wider area of North America in the second half of the Spring term.

Autumn Term Planning 2021-2022

In year 3, we are learning all about the Stone Age. We will use a range of sources to learn what it was like to be a hunter gather during this time period.  We will find out about examples of Stone Age living that have survived into the modern day including the village of Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands. Our topic will be enhanced with a visit to Creswell Craggs giving us the chance to become archaeologists and gain first-hand experience of the things we have studied in the classroom.

Summer Term Planning 2020-2021

 

Spring Term 2 Planning 2020-2021

 

Our theme this half-term is based around the Geography topic North America. Through this theme, we will be exploring the theme of Fair Trade in Mexico and writing persuasive leaflets to buy such products sold in the local super markets. We will also be reading the story ‘The Tin Forest’ and writing persuasive letters to encourage others to look after our environment inspired by the story.. In RE, we will be focusing on sacred places, and in PSHE, we will be completing learning around the theme of ‘Healthy Me’. In Science, we will be focusing on the topic of plants, and to link to this, we will be making greenhouses in DT. In Music, we will be focusing on learning and appraising the song Dragon Song which all  about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness.

 

Spring Term 1 Planning 2020-2021

Our theme this half-term is based around the Geography topic the Caribbean. Through this theme, we will be exploring the book ‘Gregory Cool’ and writing entertaining story sequels to explain what the main Character Lennox misses about Tobago. We will also be reading a selection of poems from ‘A Nest Full Of Stars’ and writing our own that reflect our own cultural identifies just like James Berry . To link to this, we will be exploring the work of Caribbean artists Romare Bearden and creating some of our own collage artwork in thestyle of his work. In RE, we will be focusing on worship, and in PSHE, we will be completing learning around the theme of challenge. In Science, we will be focusing on the topic of Animals Including Humans.

Autumn Term Planning 2020-2021

In year 3, we are learning all about the Stone Age. We will learn about what life was like to be a hunter gather and the village of Skara Bare on the Orkney Islands which is just to name a few bits of our exciting topic. We will also be handling real Historical Artefacts which we have borrowed from the local library. We will potentially be visiting Bestwood Country Park to acquire knowledge about foraging for fruit.

Spring Term Planning 2019/2020