Teacher – Omar Faruque
HLTA – Debra Lewins
Year 3: Term 1
Time after time
Science: ROCKS (see scheme of work for more detail)
- Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple properties.
- Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within the rock.
- Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
Science: LIGHT (see scheme of work for more detail)
- Recognise that children need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.
- Understand that light is reflected from surfaces.
- Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and there are ways to protect their eyes.
- Recognise that shadows are formed when the light source is blocked by a solid object.
- Find patterns in the way that the size of the shadows changes.
Digital Data: Collect data on shadow length and make a table and bar chart using Purple Mash 2 Graph
- Create bar charts, pie charts and tables with software
- Choose an appropriate way to show data in graphical formSCIENCE VOCABULARY: hard soft texture appearance particles erosion permeability granite marble slate chalk limestone organic decompose
SCIENCE VOCABULARY: forces speed up slow down change shape change direction friction rub forcemeter newtons attract repel poles contact
History: PREHISTORIC TIMES
- Understand what prehistory means.
- Describe what prehistoric Britain was like.
- Explain how hunter-gatherers lived.
- Identify animals which lived in prehistoric Britain.
- Investigate what we can learn about prehistoric life through cave paintings.
- Describe what the first farms were like in the Neolithic period.
- Use evidence from Skara Brae to learn about Neolithic life.
- Recognise monuments built in prehistoric times including Stonehenge.
- Describe what life was like in the Bronze Age.
- Know how people travelled in the Bronze Age.
- Understand why hill forts were built in the Iron Age times.
- Describe what life was like in an Iron Age hill fort.
- Know what religion was like in Iron Age times including the four main festivals.
- Use sources from prehistoric times to deepen our understanding of prehistoric times.
Digital Publication: Complete Purple Mash Stone Age/Bronze Age Writing projects to publish reports etc – read and give feedback on classmates published work
- Use appropriate templates, layouts, and formatting tools
- Use tables, text boxes, and borders to layout content
- Evaluate and annotate their own work, give reasons for choicesGeography: TIME ZONES
- Know there are different time zones across the world.
- Locate the different time zones on a map.
- Understand that when you travel, you travel through different time zones.
- Know that day and night are different across the world.
- Know the links between the position of the sun and the earth’s rotation.
- Identify where it is day or night in different areas.
- Identify the prime meridian and know that every place on earth is measured from this line in terms of its distance.
- Know that the prime meridian divides the earth into East and West.
- Realise the importance of Greenwich and the prime Meridian
- Recognise that the world is split into two hemispheres and identify countries in each hemisphere.
- Investigate if countries in different hemispheres have different time zones.
Digital Research: Compare information on selected websites to answer questions about time zones, day length etc
- Use search tools to find specific information effectively/safely
- Use selected digital resources to answer questions
- Compare the same information on different websites and booksHISTORY VOCABULARY: agriculture hunter-gatherer pelt prehistory long barrows stone circles druid bronze clans warrior lings hill fort wattle and daub
GEOGRAPHY VOCABULARY: shadow nocturnal diurnal axis sphere face longitude hemisphere time zone rotation position prime meridian
Region daylight saving time hemisphere orbit gravity local time
CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR MORE ABLE PUPILS – prehistoric times
- Can you ask someone from the Stone/Bronze/Iron Age questions about their life?
- Look at some sources – what do they tell us about each age? What are the similarities and differences between these ages?
- What information do the sources NOT tell us?
- Rank the changes in Britain between the Stone and Iron Age in order of importance.
- Explain why farming was so important and how it changed people’s lives.
- Would you like to be a hunter-gatherer? Why/why not?
- Plan your own prehistoric monument – what is it going to be used for? What will it look like? Where will it be?CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES FOR MORE ABLE PUPILS – Time Zones
- Why is the prime meridian so important?
- Use technical vocabulary to explain the earth’s rotation.
- Would you rather live in a country near the equator or far away? Explain your reasoning.
- Can you predict time zones in some known countries? Explain how you came up with your predictions.
- Plan a diagram to show different time zones.
- How does a globe help us better understand time zones than a map?
Art: CAVE AND ROCK PAINTINGS
- Study ancient arts – cave paintings of Lascaux, Huashan cliffs in China, Anhem Land (Australia); North American scenes and hunting scenes from Tanzania.
- Look at how different animals are represented in cave paintings and how they were created.
- Develop drawing skills of animals using charcoal.
- Mark make using different objects.
- Develop knowledge of colour mixing to create different tones of browns using yellow, blue and red paint.
- Experiment with different effects, including colour wash, colours, tools, sponging.
- Create cave paintings using hands and fingers.
- Produce a booklet about cave painting.
- Work collaboratively.T:
FOSSILS AND ROCKS (1st HALF TERM)
- Create observational drawings of fossils and rocks (using pencil and/ or biro)
- Develop design skills through continuous line making and thoughtful mark making.
- Sketch fossils and rocks using a wide range of media ( pencil, oil pastel, soft pastel, charcoal, pen etc.)
- Make a printing plate using a polystyrene block.
- Print fossil designs using a printing plate and inks.
- Use clay to design a fossil for the future ( make a small pebble shape, and using a small stone, shells or twigs, make an impression)
DT: CREATING AN IRON AGE ROUNDHOUSE
- Understand how iron age roundhouses were created.
- Design and build an Iron Age roundhouse.
- Use a range of materials such as clay, willow, straw and cardboard.
- Use a range of joining techniques.
- Work collaboratively.
- Use tools correctly.
Music: FOCUS STUDY – WORLD 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 of sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.P.E:
(follow Val Sabin’s scheme of work –located in the PPA room)
- Games, gymnastics and danceR.E: Signs, symbols and sayings
- What do these everyday signs and symbols mean?
- What symbolism can we see in Muslim artefacts?
- How do Muslims use art and symbols in their place of worship?
- What symbols can be found in a Christian story?
- Why is the cross important to Christians?
- How can we create a piece of Christian art?
Jesus and Buddha
- What stories, sayings and events have really made us stop and think?
- What is the challenge in the story of the Pharisee and the tax collector?
- Why do some of Jesus’s stories make us think?
- Who is the Buddha?
- What stories did the Buddha tell?
- What stories, sayings and events can we use to make other people think? Computing
Using Technology Safely
- Communicating Online
- Personal Information
- Staying Safe/Getting Help
Coding and Programming
- Algorithms and Decomposition
- Programming on screen
- Sequence, Repetition, Selection
- De-bugging Entitlement and enrichment: Greenwich observatory and maritime museum. British museum. Natural history museum.
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:
- Write a description of people from the different eras.
- Write a fact file about someone from Bronze age/stone age/Iron age – what they wore/where they lived/ what they ate/who they worshipped.
- Write a diary from a hunter-gatherer’s and early farmer’s point of view.
- Write a brochure about Stonehenge
- Write a guide to Skara Brae.
- Write about a typical day living in an Iron Age hill Fort.
- Write a report on a prehistoric animal.
- Write a diary from someone travelling in the Bronze Age about their journey.Write a letter about one of the Iron Age festivals.
- Write a simple report about cave paintings.
- Choose a country from a different time zone and write a postcard.
- Retell ‘At the same moment around the world’ (Clotilde Penn)
- Write an explanation about the sun’s position and the earth’s rotation (make a book for a younger child)
- Write a contrast between what happens at daytime and what happens at night times.
- Write an explanation of how an animal becomes fossilised.
- Write a poem about the dark.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- At the same moment around the world.
- Stone Age Boy
- Cavemen Dave
- Minnow and the Bear