Year 3 – Spring 2


Magnets and forces: Children will…

  • Observe that some forces need contact between two objects but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • Describe that magnets will have two poles
  • Predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing
  • Classify which materials are attracted to magnets
  • Identify some magnetic materials
  • Describe friction and the impact it has on a moving object
  • Compare how objects move on different surfaces
  • Explain the impact of push and pull forces on objects




Programming: Children will…

  • Navigate the Scratch programming environment
  • Create a background and a sprite for a game
  • Add inputs to control their sprite
  • Use conditional statements within the program to control the sprite (if…then..) 


Tutti Frutti: Children will…

  • Make links between sounds and spellings and read aloud familiar words
  • Perform simple communicative tasks
  • Recognise words in written form, read and understand them
  • Ask and answer questions
  • Perform finger rhymes and sing songs


My Healthy Lifestyle: Children will…

  • Make choices about lifestyle and improve my health and well-being
  • Understand the link between physical activity and nutrition in achieving a healthy lifestyle
  • Plan and prepare simple healthy meals
  • Discuss the good habits for looking after my growing body
  • Recognise the range of human emotions and how they change in different situations

Art and Design

My Healthy Pizza: Children will…

Developing, planning and communicating ideas

  • Put together a step-by-step plan which shows the order and also what equipment and tools they need

Cooking and nutrition

  • Choose the right ingredients for a product
  • Use equipment safely
  • Make sure that their product looks attractive
  • Describe how their combined ingredients come together


Four Momentous Days- Easter and Lent: Children will…

  • Look at four main events in the Easter story and consider feelings, emotions and responses of the people involved before relating to how they would feel /respond in a similar situation
  • Ideas expressed through drama, poetry and art


The Dragon Song It is a song about kindness, respect, friendship, acceptance and happiness.

  • The children will listen and appraise the piece of music “The dragon song” and other pieces of music
  • The children will carry out activities to warm their voice and listen and respond to different rhythms and pulses
  • The children will learn to sing the song “The dragon Song”
  • The children will learn to play an accompanying part on the glockenspiel
  • The children will perform their finished piece.



  • Using maps, atlases and globes and digital/computer mapping the children will name and locate countries of Europe, along with their capital cities, major rivers and mountains.
  • Children will research and create a fact file on what it is like in Italy finding out about climate, language, flag, population, currency and landmarks.
  • Looking at Rome, the children will learn about human and physical features and sort them. They will map out human landmarks, creating their own map of Rome and use positional and directional language to plan a tourist’s route. They will research the enquiry; how do the physical features make the location of Rome a good place to build a city?
  • Know for its explosive volcanoes the children will investigate how volcanoes work and describe the impact of volcanic activity on the people of Italy