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Spring

Year 3

Spring Term

Theme

 

The Ancient Civilizations

Hook into learning

 

Why should I study The Ancient Civilizations?

RE

 

Community

Christian family's journey with Jesus.

Relating

Jesus gives himself to us in a special way.

Giving

Lent: a time to remember Jesus' total giving.

English

 

Fables

Myths

Letter writing

Stories with familiar settings

Story openings 

Dialogue

Mystery story

Poetry performing and writing.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Guided Reading

Cracking Comprehension

Mathematics

 

Additive Reasoning

Solve addition and subtraction problems in different contexts (including extracting the necessary information from graphs, charts and tables), appropriately choosing and using number facts, understanding place value and counting. They can explain their decision making and justify their solutions.

Number Sense

Represent fractions as numbers and explain
and show how they know that for unit fractions, as the denominator increases, the size of the number decreases.

Multiplicative Reasoning

Explain and represent multiplication as both
repeated addition and scaling; and division as both sharing (including finding fractions), and grouping. They use this understanding to derive facts and solve problems.

Geometric Reasoning

Recognise and identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines and justify their thinking. They can identify acute, obtuse and right angles in the context of a 2-D shape and justify their thinking.

Science

 

Forces 

Magnets

Working scientifically and using the local environment throughout the year

Making and using a magnetic compass in the playground to find treasure

History

 

Ancient Civilizations (Ancient Egypt, Ancient Sumer & The Indus Valley)

Geography

 

Know the 8 points of the compass and plot N,S,W & E on a map.

Use 4 figure grid references.

Use basic OS map symbols.

Make accurate measurements of distances.

Computing

 

Presentations

Logo

DT

 

Design and make an Egyptian mask.

Art

 

Use sketchbooks to collect record and evaluate ideas. Mixing primary colours to make secondary colours. Making a colour wheel.

Music

 

Charanga

PE

 

Gymnastics

Games

Dance

Athletics

Languages

 

French

Educational Visit to enhance the theme

Manchester Museum- Egypt topic
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