Year 3 - Autumn 2



Science Curriculum


Homework Timetable

Meet The Teacher

Learning Values

Rights Respecting

learning values

Learning Values: Collaborative learning, Independent, Engaged


learning values

S.M.S.C: Emotional: to ensure a smooth transition from Y2 to Y3. Values: Democracy and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.


English & Big Write

English: Can I confidently use speech in my writing?

  • Roald Dahl focus (Twits). Working on using direct speech, children writing their own dialogue.

Can I follow stage directions?

  • Understanding the features of a playscript.
  • Identifying homophones and alternate verbs.

Planning and writing an adventure story.

  • Non fiction writing. Subheadings headings information
  • Learning how to write and use new sentence types. (eg. 2A sentence/B.O.Y.S sentence/2..ed sentences. Astonished, scared he)

Can I explain the differences between formal and informal letters?

  • Children learn the features of an informal letter, linked with our English text ‘Dear Father Christmas.’

SPAG activities including using an possessive apostrophe/identifying word types/suffixes/prefixes.

Extended writing topics: extended writing topics

  • Fantasy World / Adventure Story
  • Letter to a friend or family member about a Christmas event

Maths: Can I use a range of effective strategies to add and subtract?


  • Adding and subtracting using effective strategies.

Can I identify right angles or describe a turn?

  • Geometry: Finding and using right angles to describe turns.
  • Following directions.
  • Identifying angles: Obtuse/acute/right angles. (Greater than a right angle/less than a right angle.)

Can I recall and use multiplication facts?

  • Times table work. (Reinforcing and extending)

Can I tell the time from an analogue clock?

  • Can I recognise Roman numerals?
  • Telling the time, to the nearest minute.
  • Including identifying Roman Numerals and using the 24 hour clock.
  • Using a timeline.


  • Can I compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties?
  • Rock cycle. (metamorphic/igneous/sedimentary.)
  • Permeability experiment.

Can I recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter?

  • Knowing the properties of different rocks and soils.
  • Comparing different rocks.
Religious Education

R.E. Religious celebrations:

  • What happens in the Mandir?
  • What have we learnt about worship in a Hindu family?
  • Singing songs of the season – Christmas


  • Can you think of another programme to deliver your presentation?
  • To Select, use and combine a variety of software to design and create a presentation.
  • Gymnastic skills – balancing, turns, working on the climbing frame (heights).
  • Real PE programme.
  • Can your partner hold the balance?
  • Are you able to listen and support your partner?


  • Introducing farm animals.
  • Revising noun gender words and talking about how to identify which gender a noun might be.
  • Introduce animal singular and plural names with definite article.
  • Revise numbers and colours linked with animal topic.

Animal Magic

  • Develop ability ate/perform/analyse short, descriptive compositions that combine sounds, movements and words.
  • Can I use descriptive music as a stimulus for creating movements and sounds?
  • Can I respond to descriptive/narrative music developing a sequence of movement?
  • Christmas concert at St Barnabas – Christmas songs
  • Firework safety
  • Anti bullying including workshop
  • Remembrance
  • To work cooperatively in a group.
  • To understand how to create a happy playground.
  • Ideas and opinions and how to express them.
Design Technology


  • To plan and make a volcano.
  • Children to explore the different layers and to use papier mache to build a volcano shape.
  • Possible ext: Erupting volcano. Cross curricular link to Geography.
  • What makes a good design?
  • Can you follow your design to create your volcano?


  • Children to understand and label volcanoes and different layers of the Earth’s crust.
  • Can you locate counties with active volcanoes?
  • Which countries are affected by the ‘Ring of Fire’?


  • What does the word imply?

History: We will not be studying history for the first half of term.


Art: We will not be studying Art for the first half of term.

Miss Green

Mrs De Gale

Mrs Garland

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