Year 3

Annual plan

Autumn 1

This half term we will tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats! Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor. Find exciting recipes to read – and write your own too. Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong. Be a whizz and create your own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothie for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends. And here’s food for thought – if you are what you eat…what does that make YOU?

 

Year 3 made some delicious breads as part of their topic, Scrumdiddlyumptious. They were tasked with deciding on their own flavour and shape for their bread then worked as groups to make and bake their design. We had some delicious breads but the overall winners with the highest points was the Pizza Swirl, it really did taste like pizza. 

Year 3 were learning about skeletons in their science this week. They started by sorting different animals into groups based on whether or not they had an endoskeleton, exoskeleton or a hydrostatic skeleton. Then they put together a human skeleton from bones they had cut out, it was not as easy as it looked!

In RE, Year 3 have been learning about the Christian Creation story. The read the story in the Bible and then looked more closely at Genesis 1:28-30 where God gives instructions about how to look after His creation. They considered how they might be able to look after God's creation and decided to start by clearing out the allotments for everyone at school. 

Autumn 2

Mighty Metals

You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course!). Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move. Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new? Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion. The Iron Man wants a friend. Can you build him one? You must make him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble! If you were a metal, which one would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy? Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust! Maybe you’re not a metal at all – but a force to be reckoned with!