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Year Three Curriculum Information

Because we have an intake of 45, we need to run split year group classes, something we have done very successfully for many years. When we split the classes, we look at each child as an individual and decide what they need most - taking into account, ability, friendships, special educational needs and other factors in order to create mixed ability classes throughout.

Our curriculum planning supports this approach.  We run a two-year cycle across Years One and Two so that children don't repeat topics or content and don't miss out on areas of the curriculum either.

Here you can see the topics covered in each half term across both cycles.  For more information, follow the hyperlinks to the subject areas or topic titles.

Cycle B: 2020/21

Subject

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

  • Reports
  • Poetry
  • Explanations
  • Traditional Tales - myths
  • Riddles
  • Story Settings
  • Writing and performing a play
  • Poetry - narratives
  • Persuasion
  • Poetry
  • Stories with themes
  • Poetry
  • Discussion

Maths

  • Place Value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication and division
  • Money
  • Statistics
  • Length and perimeter
  • Fractions
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Shape
  • Mass and Capacity
History
  • Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Significant People - 
  • Ancient Greece
Geography
  • Mapwork
Mapwork – UK focus
  • Human & Physical features - York
Science
  • States of Matter
  • Working Scientifically
  • Light
  • Sound
  • Animals, including humans
  • Working Scientifically
Art & Design
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Sculpture
  • Print
  • Textiles
  • Digital Media
Artists, Architects, Craftspeople
  • Leonardo Da Vinci, Claude Monet, Arthur Rackham, Gothic Architecture, Egyptian artists and sculptors
  • Silberzweig, Katsushika Hokusai, Amedeo Modigliani, unknown sculptor (Rapa Nui, Easter Island)
Design Technology
  • Structures
  • Food
  • Textiles
Computing

  • E Safety
  • Creativity in IT: Making pictures, posters, artwork

  • Digital Literacy: Visual Media, Music & Sound, Multimedia, Handling Data
  • Programming / Coding
RE

PE

Music
PSHCE

Health & Wellbeing

Relationships

Living in the Wider World

Cycle A: 2021/22

Subject

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English

Instructions – giving directions

Traditional tales

Explanations

Poetry – vocabulary building

Recounts

Take one book

Writing and performing a play

Poetry – limericks

Traditional tales – alternative

Poetry – haiku, tanka, kenning

Take one book

Reports

Poetry

Adventure stories

Poetry

Persuasion – letter writing

Take one book

Take one poet

Maths

Place Value

Addition and subtraction

Multiplication and division

Length and perimeter

Fractions

Fractions

Time

Shape

Mass and Capacity

History

Romans

Anglo Saxons

Significant People - 

Vikings

Local Study - York

Geography

Map work

Map work

European focus

Human and Physical Features

Yorkshire

Science

Forces and Magnets

Electricity

Rocks

Living things and their habitats

Plants

Art & Design

Drawing

Painting

Collage

Print

Textiles

Digital Media

Design Technology

Mechanical + electrical systems

Mechanical Systems

Textiles and digital media

Computing

E Safety

Creativity in IT

Making pictures, posters, artwork

Digital Literacy

Visual Media, Music & Sound, Multimedia, Handling Data

Programming / Coding

RE

How can God be Described?

Christmas – Angels

Events in the life of Jesus

One God - Many forms

Religious Symbols

Hindu Worship

PE

Netball

Fitness (Outdoor)

Dance

Fitness (Indoor)

Gym

Swimming/OAA

Rugby

Rounders

Athletics

Tennis

Music

PSHCE

Health & Wellbeing

Relationships

Living in the Wider World

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