Teacher – Stephen McConnell
HLTA – Debbie Lewins
Teaching Assistant – Violet Ramdass
Year 3: Term 3
Science: 1st half: PLANTS
- Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
- Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and time to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
- Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
- Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
- Choose an appropriate unit of measure to measure length or height of plants
- Solve problems involving conversions
- Compare and order lengths of plants
- Write an instructional leaflet on how to care for plants
Second half term used for covering class misconceptions and gaps.
Lessons to be based on assessment data.History: LOCAL AREA
- To use OS maps to identify how Rotherhithe has changed over the last 200 years and give possible reasons why.
- To understand the importance of the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
- To learn about the life of Brunel (see TES – Brunel biography)
- To learn about some of Brunel’s major inventions.
- To understand how the Rotherhithe tunnel eased the congestion of the River Thames.
- To understand how the tunnel was created.
- To know that both Marc and Isambard Brunel contributed to the design of the Rotherhithe tunnel.
- To understand what life was like building the tunnel.
- To learn about the different uses of the Rotherhithe Tunnel.
- To know the different ways which the railways impacted on Victorian life.
- Solve word problems on construction of the tunnel
- To write a diary from the viewpoint of one of the workers in the tunnel.
- To write a simple biography about Brunel.
- To write an explanation of some of Brunel’s major inventions.
- Write an advert about the fair at Rotherhithe Tunnel.
- Send a postcard from one of the seaside areas connected to Rotherhithe by rail.
- Time word problems about the tunnel
- Measurement word problems about building the tunnelGeography: LOCAL FIELD STUDY
- To know the diff between human/physical features of a landscape.
- To use fieldwork to identify human features of Rotherhithe.
- To use fieldwork to identify physical features of Rotherhithe.
- To give reasons why human features have been developed
- To give reasons why human features are located where they are
- To make sketch maps of the human and physical features
- Use an OS map to identify the physical features of Rotherhithe and use grid references.
- To survey and create a graph of different types of river transport (entertainment/military/police/rescue service/transport/pleasure)
- Use digital photography to make a simple plan.
- To use a ruler to the nearest cm to measure the distance between the river and major landmarks and identify which is closest.
- To discuss the term ‘As the crow flies’
- To write an invitation to the opening of the Rotherhithe tunnel.
- Create a map of Rotherhithe.
- Write a guide to Rotherhithe.
- Write a poem about the river.
- Create charts and graphs about geographical features of the area
Art: OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING (drawing people – link into science 2nd half term)
- Make marks and lines with a wider range of drawing implements.
- Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements to create lines and marks.
- Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements to draw different forms and shapes.
- Begin to show an awareness of objects having a third dimension.
- Experiment with different grades of pencil and other implements to achieve variations in tone.
- Apply tone to drawing in a simple way.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOT THE MORE ABLE:
- Use a wider range of implements to experiment with – charcoal, pen, etc
- Do a more detailed observational drawing of an object using their understanding of the third dimension.
- Use a variety of different techniques and tools they have learned and used for their final piece, showing that they understand which are best to use for different parts of a drawing.
D.T: CREATE A HEALTHY SANDWICH (LINK INTO WORK IN SCIENCE 2ND HALF TERM)
- Know there are a variety of sandwiches.
- Know that people have different preferences.
- Understand that food can be divided into different groups.
- Understand how different combinations of ingredients can affect the taste of sandwiches.
- Understand the importance of hygiene.
- To plan, make and evaluate a healthy sandwich.
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOT THE MORE ABLE:
- Give pupils challenges when designing a sandwich eg. it is for a vegetarian, a vegan or someone with allergies
- Research and explain which different foods give you different vitamins and how those vitamins are good for you.Music:
- Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.Computing:
- Know about and describe simple stored programs in everyday devices and systems
- Identify and explore sensors used in real world systems
- Use a data logger to measure and record environmental data as part of science or geography topics
- Plan and write a simple program to control a physical system (eg Lego) or robot
- Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others codePE: Games and Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics
R.E – SEE AGREED SYLLABUS – SIKHISM 1, SIKHISM 2
Entitlement and Enrichment Brunel Museum, Woodlands (see Zoe), Greenwich foot tunnel, seaside trip as taken by the Victorians from Rotherhithe (end of year trip?), River Thames.