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Year 3 3W (Miss Wilkes) and 3S (Miss Spencer)


Essential Knowledge


  • Complete an in-depth study of ancient Egypt.

  • Locate the world’s countries, with a focus on Europe and countries of particular interest to pupils.

  • Locate the geographic zones  of the world.

  • Understand the significance of the geographic zones of the world.

  • Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.

  • Understand human geography including settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water supplies.

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region or area within North or South America.

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



During this term We will be identifying features of a mystery and suspense story where something happens overnight. We will then be creating our own alternative ending to a story that we have learnt as a class. Children will then write a recount of the Shoemaker when he worked in his shop.


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


  • To identify the features found in a mystery and suspense story; recount.

  • Boxing up the key features.

  • Text mapping to plan their story endings.

  • To write a story ending.

  • To write a recount.

  • To use adverbial clauses, adjectives, powerful three, rhetorical questions, clear ending.

  • To edit my writing.



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. 




To be able to:


  • Investigate the world’s continents and oceans.

  • Identify key areas of Egypt and that of Brazil.

  • Explore weather and climate around the world.

  • Use world maps, atlases and globes.

  • Use simple compass directions.





We are learning:


  • to identify the traditions and beliefs of Ancient Egypt.



Physical Education


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



We are learning to:


  • Recognise the value of money.

  • Understand the value of a digit.

  • Add using a written method

  • Subtract using a written method

  • Solve word problems 




We will be focusing on:


  • Sense of enjoyment and fascination in

    learning about themselves, others and

    the world around them. Developing their own views and ideas.

  • Respecting others and their beliefs. To compare and contrast what life is like between rich and poor children.

  • Communicating with others of different faiths.



We are learning to:


  • To program beebots and use features of programs such as Word.





We are learning to:


  • Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically.





Art and Design


The children will learn about the culture of the ancient Egyptians. They will focus on the tradition of the amulet and learn about the symbolism behind them. They will be guided through the design process towards a final drawing for their own jewellery design.


Generating Ideas: The children will record from experience and observation and explore ideas for different purposes such as drawing from observation an artefact for their amulet design. They will question and make observations about starting points and select ideas to use in their work. They will collect visual and other information [for example, images, materials] to help them develop their ideas, including using a sketchbook. This gathering of information will all fee into their jewellery design.


Making: The children will investigate the process of design and the production of jewellery. They will apply their experience of materials and processes, including drawing, developing their control of tools and techniques to create a design for an amulet inspired piece of jewellery.They will use a variety of methods and approaches to communicate observations, ideas and feelings in order to design and make their work.


Evaluation: The 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 understand that visual and tactile elements, including colour, pattern and texture, line and tone, shape, form and space, can be combined and organised for different purposes in this project designing a piece of jewellery inspired by the Egyptians. They will look at the roles and purposes designers working in different times and cultures.



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