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Year 3 3L (Miss Parker) and 3P (Mrs Pullen and Mr Kirshaw)

Healthy Living

Essential Knowledge


  • Designed and set up their own fair test

  • Understand what is essential to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Explain the reasons we need to eat healthily

  • Explain the reasons we need to keep active

  • Ask questions to support discussion and deeper thinking.

  • Understand that healthy living is more than healthy eating and exercise



During this term We will be identifying features of persuasive wiritng. Children will be given a variety of writing opportunities during topic lessons. They will write: a play script, instructions for a fitness video and design a new sport.

During these lessons we will be covering some of the elements below: 

  • Read books that are structured in different ways.

  • Use dictionaries to find meanings of words.

  • Identify common themes in a wide range of books.

  • Organise writing into paragraphs.

  • Read aloud their work.

  • Proof read their work for spelling and punctuation.

  • Use present and past tense correctly.


Writing – Handwriting, Spelling, Composition and Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation.

  • Join letters and understand that some letters are ascenders and descenders.

  • Check their own work for spelling mistakes and correct.

  • Plan and draft longer pieces writing using the characteristics and features of certain genres.

  • Organising work into paragraphs and begin to link paragraphs in their writing.

  • Challenge themselves to use adjectives, adverbs and connectives in their sentences.

  • To use speech marks correctly. 




We are learning to:


  • Analysis data –chn to collect information on people’s favourite fruit

  • Measure and compare amounts of fat, salt etc in food – weight, ordering, conversion




We are learning about:


  • Using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.

  • Different medicine from around the world

  • Malnutrition in the world and the negative effects





We are learning about:


  • Health and lifestyle changes over the ages 

  • How medicine has changed over time 



Physical Education


  • Multi-skills throughout the term focussing on teamwork and communication.

  • Developing sportsmanship and skills in a range of competitive sports.



We will be focusing on:


  • Reflecting on, considering and celebrating the wonders and mysteries of life as it evolves.

  • Listening and responding appropriately to the views of others, when working as part of a teamtheir mistakes, whilst making carts.

  • Children working collaboratively.

  • Self-esteem and self awareness.

  • Begining to understand the culture of past civilizations and how life was different.



We are learning to:


  • Understand who to report incidents to that happen online

  • Stay safe when on line.



We are learning to:


  • listen to, review and evaluate different types of music


We are learning to:

  • plan, investigate and compare properties of food.  

  • understand what makes a balanced diet. 

  • identify the benefits of a healthy diet.  

  • identify the benefits of exercise. 

  • understand the reasons to keep our teeth healthy.




Art and Design

Generating Ideas: The children will have the chance to look at paintings of still life from a variety of eras. They will learn how a genre in art develops They will see how artists over time have interpreted the subject of still life. They will have the opportunity to observe and draw from these works using sketchbooks. They will by using observational drawing to make their own still life composition and will explore ideas for different purposes. To create their own piece of work they must question and make thoughtful observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work.


Making/Technique: The children will investigate the use of graphite for drawing out their composition to later develop the piece using watercolours. combine visual and tactile qualities of materials and processes and to match these qualities to the purpose of the work. The children will use watercolour to create their own portrait but will also have the opportunity to learn about oil paint and see how it is used.


Evaluation: They children will compare ideas, methods and approaches in their own and others' work and say what they think and feel about them. They will adapt their work according to their views and describe how they might develop it further.


Knowledge: The children will explore the history of still life in particular while looking at other genres. They will learn of artists who have used still life as a vehicle to express themselves. They will learn about how Dutch still life paintings were produced and the materials they were made from. They will learn about artists of today who also paint still life.


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