Year 3 - Birch and Willow
Our Year 3 team
Below is an overview of the topics your child will be covering this year, including the outcomes, trips / visitors and home learning commitments involved with each topic. We would appreciate it if this information was not shared with your child, as we start each topic with a hook and it would spoil the element of surprise.
Thank you for your support.
Topic: How can we stay fit and healthy?
Outcome: Fitness achievements awards (note this will be at the end of year 3)
Make a 2D or 3D healthy meal.
Find and cook a recipe for a dish that is good for your digestion
Map where your food comes from.
Visitor: Nutritionist and personal trainer. Free
Science: Animals including humans
ICT: Presentation of instructions in Word
PSHE: Keeping yourself healthy
Design Technology: Building skeletons
Art: Guiseppe Archimboldo
Geography: Human and physical features
PE: Athletics, speed, stamina & strength
Topic: Where did the iron man come from?
Outcome: To year 5 children explaining the world the Ironman came from
Make your own Iron man (not to big).
Design a meal for the Iron man
Create a 2D setting of the Iron man’s home planet.
Visitor: Recycling ambassador. Free
Science: Rocks and soils (part 1)
ICT: Internet research
PSHE: British Values - Justice
Design Technology: Shields, coins and clay pots
History: Celts and the Roman invasion
Geography: Maps - Roman style
PE: Rounders and Roman Gladiator dance
Topic: What tales will we tell in the shadows?
Outcome: Shadow puppet performance to parents
Research the history of puppets within theatre.
Create your own puppet of your favourite story book character.
Create your own silhouette of object for us to identify.
Visitor: Shadow puppet artist visit. Free
Science: Forces and magnets
ICT: Online safety and design project evaluation
Design Technology: Making robots
RE: Images - angels (1)
Art: Impressionists and futuristic art
Music: Creating a sound track
PE: Football skills
Topic: What did the Romans do for us?
Outcome: Living museum presented to parents
Draw and decorate your own shield
Find and cook a Roman dish.
Map the Roman Empire
Trip: Porchester Roman Fort, £9.00
Science: Light and dark
Design Technology: Shadow puppets and theatre
RE: Images - angels (2)
Music: Non-tuned instruments
PE: Hockey and gymnastics
Topic: What does the writing on the wall tell us?
Outcome: Cave person for the day.
Create your own cave painting depicting a hunter gather scene
Research and map where cave paintings are located
Create a story through mime of an event in a cave person’s daily life.
Trip: Butser ancient farm £18.00
Science: Rocks and soils (part 2)
ICT: Online safety and research
PSHE: Protecting the environment
Design Technology: Lift the flap book
Art: Cave painting, Anthony Goldsworthy
History: The Stone Age
Geography: Local geography, chalk and flints
PE: Tennis and multi-skills
Topic: Can we live side by side with nature?
Outcome: Planning application presentation to parents and local councillor
Map out your garden, look for animals hiding place.
Create a bug hotel in your garden.
Visit one of the nature reserves around our local area and make a leaflet persuading others to go there.
Trip: Whiteshute Ridge Free
ICT: Researching regions in France
PSHE: Fairness and equality
Design Technology: Gardening and cooking
RE: Identity - Purim
Art: Matisse and Monet
PE: Tag rugby