Year 3 – Autumn 2


Animals Including Humans: Children will…

  • Identify that humans have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movements
  • Explain the importance of a balanced and nutritious diet in humans and animals
  • Understand that animals cannot make their own nutrients and get it from what they eat
  • Use a classification key to group a variety of living things (plants, vertebrate, invertebrate)
  • Group a variety of living things according to their diet (omnivore, carnivore, herbivore)
  • Compare the teeth of herbivores and carnivores


The Stone Age:
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including:

  • Hunter-gatherers and early farmers
  • Bronze-age religion, technology & travel 
  • Iron age hill forts
  • Chronological Understanding 
  • Describe events from the past using dates when things happened
  • Knowledge and Interpretation 
  • Suggest why certain events happened as they did in history and why certain people acted the way they did

Historical Enquiry

  • Use various sources to piece together information


Let’s Communicate – Google Apps and Blogging

  • Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration
  • To think about different methods of communication.
  • Give examples of risks posed by online communication.
  • To learn how to use email safely.
  • To open and respond to an email
  • Children to understand what a blog is and contribute to a class blog.
  • Children to make comments on other children’s blog entries


Les Coleurs: Children will…

  • Make links between sounds and spellings and read aloud familiar words
  • Write simple words from memory/model
  • Understand and follow instructions
  • Ask and answer questions


Becoming an Active Citizen: Children will…

  • Participate in making and changing rules
  • Know why different rules are needed in different situations
  • Know that choices you make can impact on the local, national and global communities
  • Learn where to find impartial advice to inform making my decisions
  • Empathise with other people and situations through topical issues, problems and events

Art and Design

  • Pneumatics-Stone Age Animals: Children will…

    • With growing confidence generate ideas for an item, considering its purpose and the user/s
    • Identify a purpose and establish criteria for a successful product
    • Understand how well products have been designed, made, what materials have been used and the construction technique
    • Know to make drawings with labels when designing
    • When planning explain their choice of materials and components including function and aesthetics
    • Start to understand that mechanical systems such as levers and linkages or pneumatic systems create movement
    • Start to think about their ideas as they make progress and be willing to change things if this helps them to improve their work
    • Start to evaluate their product against original design criteria e.g. how well it meets its intended purpose


Advent and Christmas around the World: Children will…

  • Learn the significance of Advent, the feelings associated with the Advent Season and how these are expressed through action and symbol
  • Talk about Christmas as a world-wide Christian festival and demonstrate knowledge of at least one other European and one non-European tradition of celebrating Christmas, relating them to the Christmas Story


Glockenspiel Stage 1

  • The children will learn a series of notes on the glockenspiel and where they sit on the music stave
  • They will learn about the types of notes and other musical terms around using music notation
  • They will practise improvising with pieces of music
  • They will compose a short piece
  • They will perform their pieces of music