Year 3 Curriculum

2017 – 2018 Term 1B

English

In English, the children will be performing and analysing playscripts.

They will be improvising dialogue, identifying the key features of a play, and writing their own play script.

In grammar, they will be revising their use of speech, pronoun usage, and adverbs.

They will also be looking at, and memorising, poems by Aileen Fisher and Spike Milligan.

Maths

In Maths, the children will be revising their understanding of place value up to 3-digit numbers as well as doubling and halving such numbers using partitioning.

They will be measuring length and capacities and will also be identifying coins and how to subtract change from a total.

They will also be developing their use of written formal methods for both addition and subtraction.

Finally, they will be revising their times tables and performing division with remainders.

Science

Children will identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat, describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans and identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Geography

In Geography the children will be learning about the countries in Western Europe including France, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Switzerland.

They will be looking at the country’s climates and ecosystems, cultures, and economic activities.

History

The children will be learning about the Tudors this term. They will be understanding the events, people, and changes that occurred during that time period.

They will also complete research and a mini project based on the Elizabethan era.

Visual Arts

In art the children will be learning about art, texture, and colour.

They will be exploring the shapes of lines and understanding how artists such as Miro, Picasso, and Van Gogh use line and texture in their works to portray emotion.

They will finally be creating their own pieces of artwork using line.

P.E.

Topic: Athletics. The children will be exploring running, jumping and throwing activities, and take part in simple challenges and competitions.

They will experience with different ways of travelling, throwing and jumping, increasing their awareness of speed and distance.

The children will develop an understanding of how to improve in different athletic activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

As well as developing balance, agility and coordination, they will begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Islamic Studies

Children will be introduced to the 6 pillars of faith.

They will focus on the first pillar of Faith: the belief in Allah, including the 3 categories of tawheed; Twaheed Ar-ruboobiyah (The Oneness of Allah in His Lordship), Tawheed al Uloohiyah (The Oneness of allah in his worship) and Tawheed Asmaa wa Sifaat (the Oneness of Allah in his names and Attributes).

Arabic

Topics: Getting to know each other / What’s your father’s job? Studying these two units following on from the unit of ‘What’s your name?’

They will be provided a good understanding of the type of questions that may be used when introducing themselves in a conversation.

The second unit will help them in producing a wider range of vocabulary and asking more complex questions.