Year 3 Curriculum

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Curriculum at Truro Prep School

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

Autumn

1st Half of Term

Fiction and non-fiction texts; dictionaries and alphabetical order; calligrams and shape poems; observational poems and planning using mind maps

 

2nd Half of Term

Playscripts/dialogue; story settings, story characters and non-chronological reports

Spring

1st Half of Term

Traditional stories – fables, story themes, morals; myths and legends; planning using notes and mind maps and performance poetry – expression, tone, use of voice

2nd Half of Term

Instructional texts, note taking and dictionaries

Summer

1st Half of Term

Comparing fiction to real life stories, fiction – characterisation, indexes and contents pages; glossaries.

2nd Half of Term

Letters – formal and informal, authors; book reviews; adventure and mystery stories, humorous poetry, performance poetry, language play.

Mathematics

Autumn

The pupils will build on the concrete and conceptual mathematical understandings they developed in Key Stage 1. They will have covered the national curriculum strands of mental and written addition and subtraction; mental and written multiplication and division.

Spring

Number and place value. Measurement.
Geometry: properties of shapes, position and direction.
Statistics.

Summer

Fractions, ratio and proportion.
Decimals and percentages and their equivalence to fractions.
Problem solving.

Science

Autumn

Light

Teeth and healthy eating

Spring

States of Matter

Rocks & Minerals

Summer

Planets

Sound & Magnetism

Humanities

Autumn

Where on Earth are we?

Settlements in locality

Where do our staff come from?

Has childhood changed over time?

Christmas and other celebrations

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Spring

How do we know about the ancient Egyptians?

Who was Joseph and what do we learn from him?

Summer

 

From Caveman to Ironman

How does water go round and round?

Creation, Noah, Abraham

Design Technology

Autumn

The children will be designing and making a range of projects starting with some simple ceramics.

Spring

After half term we will be using more resistant materials and the projects will become more complex.

Summer

They will be introduced to some basic computer aided techniques to help with some of their projects.

Computing

Autumn

Programming and debugging an animation using Scratch.

Spring

Filming and editing a video sequence.
Learning about computer networks.

Summer

Emails and e-safety.
Collecting and presenting data.

German

Autumn

Introduction to Germany.
Greetings.
Colours.
Numbers 1 to 10.
Parts of the body.

Nikolaus.

Christmas.

Spring

Months of the year.
Birthdays.
Counting to 20.
Days of the week animals. Easter.

Summer

Weather.
Food and drink.
Our school.
Sports.

Art

Autumn

Good studio practice. Building confidence in using a wide range of media and techniques to express themselves.

Spring

They will use sketch books to learn the elements of line, tone, colour, shape, form and texture through drawing, printing and painting.

Summer

Clay modelling and mixed media.

Pupils will be introduced to a range of relevant artists.

Drama

Autumn

Activities designed to develop confidence and performance skills.

Spring

Rehearsing for a performance.

Summer

Activities designed to develop confidence and performance skills.

Music

Autumn

Elements of music: rhythmic and pitch understanding of basic treble clef notation.

Song arrangement: setting words to short refrains of melody.

Developing vocal ability through selection of appropriate repertoire and developing vocal technique and skills.

Listening and appraising instrumental and choral works.

Use of Kodaly to enhance aural development and vocal skills.

Violin lessons.

Spring

Developing practical skills through the study of different types of World Music. This will include the teaching of songs and short pieces that the pupils will perform, accompany and develop.

Listening and appraising music of other cultures.

Violin lessons.

Summer

Developing music literacy further through more complex concepts of rhythm, pitch and notation.

Arranging short melodies to a text through manipulation of rhythm and pitch.

Creating an accompaniment

Understanding of form in music- Ternary Form (ABA)

Developing vocal skills- two-part singing through use of Rounds, Partner Songs and appropriate materials.

Listening to orchestral works, studying instruments of the orchestra.

Exploring arrangements

Violin lessons

PE

Autumn

Gymnastics.
Swimming.

Spring

Racket Sports.
Swimming.

Summer

Athletics.
Swimming.

Games

Autumn

Rugby (Boys)
Hockey (Girls)

Spring

Football (Boys)
Netball (Girls)

Summer

Cricket (All)
Rounders (All)

PSHE

Autumn

Health and Wellbeing:

Pupils should be taught:

  1. What is meant by a healthy lifestyle
  2. How to maintain physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing and how to manage risks to these
  3. Ways of keeping physically and emotionally safe
  4. How to make informed choices about health and wellbeing and to recognise sources to help with this
  5. About managing change, such as puberty (Y6 only)
  6. How to respond in an emergency.

Spring

Relationships:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. How to develop and maintain a variety of healthy relationships, within a range of social and cultural contexts
  2. How to recognise and manage emotions in a range of relationships
  3. How to recognise risky or negative relationships including all forms of bullying and abuse.
  4. How to respond to risky or negative relationships and ask for help.
  5. How to respect equality and diversity in relationships.

Summer

Living in the wider world:

Pupils should be taught :

  1. About respect for self and others and the importance of responsible behaviours and actions
  2. About rights and responsibilities as members of families, other groups and ultimately citizens
  3. About different groups and communities
  4. To respect equality and to be a productive member of a diverse community
  5. About the importance of respecting and protecting the environment
  6. About where money comes from, keeping it safe and the importance of managing it effectively.
  7. A basic understanding of enterprise.