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Year 3


Curriculum Overview 2017-18

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Autumn Term 2017

This term the class will be going on three Educational visits.  These visits will provide a fun and valuable learning experience which will link with teaching back at school.

This was highlighted as a strong feature of our school by OFSTED on their last visit.


Monday 18th September (Mr Wilkinson)

Monday 25th September (Miss Smith)

Great North Museum, Newcastle


Monday 30th October (Miss Smith)

Thursday 2nd November (Mr Wilkinson)

Oriental Museum, Durham


Tuesday 28th November (Mr Wilkinson)

Thursday 30th November (Miss Smith)

Durham Cathedral, Durham

This term the children in Year 3 will be learning about the cross-curricular themes of Ancient Egypt and Farming around the World.  They will learn about and compare the lives of Ancient Egyptians including pharaohs and slaves, study the importance of the River Nile and learn how to use the Egyptian hieroglyphic system. They will then move on to study global farming, comparing and contrasting farming styles around the world and investigating how weather impacts types of crops grown globally.

In English pupils will be studying the novels ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl and ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, using these texts as a basis for exploring language and writing in different genres. In Maths they will plan and pursue lines of enquiry and propose general statements, involving numbers or shapes, identifying examples that do or do not meet a statement and they will strengthen their understanding and methods of recording and reasoning through problem solving and the use and application of mathematics.  

In Science the children will be studying ‘Animals including Humans’ and investigating ‘Plants’.

Every child will be set specific targets which we will be working on this half term. These targets have been designed to raise attainment in both English and Maths.

P.E. will be on Tuesdays.

Autumn Term 2017

Great North Museum,  September 2017

Oriental Museum, Durham October 2017