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Year 3 Curriculum Planning

Curriculum Planning Year 3

Awesome Egyptians


Humans and other animals

Pupils should be taught:

2a about the function and care of teeth

2c that the heart acts as a pump to circulate the blood through vessels around the body, including through the lungs

2e that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles to support and protect their bodies and to help them move



Pupils should be taught:

13 A study of the key features, including the everyday lives of men, women and children of a past society, in this case Ancient Egypt.



1c to collect visual and other information (for example, images, materials) to help them develop their ideas, including using a sketchbook

2c to use a variety of methods and approaches to communicate observations, ideas and feelings and to design and make images and artefacts.




RQ9- What do people believe about God?

RQ12 – How do people make sense of life and death?

SEAL- New beginnings




  • BBC Virtual mummification process
  • Internet Safety
  • Internet research


  • Internet
  • CEOP resources


  • Modelling and Simulations Communication


Secret Super Heroes



Pupils should be taught to:

 Sc41a to construct simple circuits, incorporating a battery or power supply and a range of switches, to make electrical devices work (for example, buzzers and motors)

Sc4 1b how changing the number or type of components (for example batteries, bulb, wires) in a series circuit can make bulbs brighter or dimmer

Sc3 1c that some materials are better electrical conductors than others

Sc1 2m review their work and the work of others and describe its significance and limitations.


Design Technology

Pupils should be taught to:

B develop ideas and explain them clearly, putting together a list of what they want their design to achieve

D how electrical circuits, including those with simple switches, can be used to achieve results that work.



Digital media, comic life and paint.net



RQ5 Where do I belong

RQ4 How should I lead my life?

SEAL - Good to be me



  • Comic Life
  • Kerpoof
  • Using digital cameras


  • Communication Modelling





Pupils should be taught

D to explain why places are like they are (for example, in terms of weather conditions, local resources, historical development)

4a to recognise and explain patterns made by human features in the environment

4b recognise human processes and explain how these can cause change in places and environments

5a recognise how people can improve their environment (for example, by reclaiming derelict ground) or damage it (for example, by polluting a river), and how decisions about places and environments affect the future quality of people’s lives

6e environmental issues caused by change in an environment (wetlands)

7a study at a range of scales (local)

Breadth of study

6a a locality in the United Kingdom (Ludlow)



Pupils should be taught:

7. To develop understanding through a local history study

A study investigating how an aspect in the local area has changed over a long period of time, or how the locality was affected by a significant national or local event or development or by the work of a significant individual

c. communicate their knowledge and understanding of history in a variety of ways (for example, drawing, writing , by ICT)

b. to ask and answer questions, and to select and record information relevant to the focus of the enquiry.


Design Technology

Pupils should be taught to:

f. follow safe procedures for food safety and hygiene

c. design and make assignments using a range of materials including food.



RQ2 -How do people express their beliefs through worship and celebration. Link to weddings

RQ3 – Who is my neighbour?

RQ4-How should I behave towards others? How should I lead my life?

RQ5 – Where do I belong?

Seal - Getting on and falling out

Seal - Relationships



Spring 1

  • Designing and making a wedding invitation


  • Publisher


  • Communication


Spring 2

Powerpoint on topic linked to a trip or visit



Research, control and sensing




Our Natural World

Fabulous Forests and Farms



Pupils should be taught:

3a. the effect of light, air, water and temperature on plant growth

b. consider what sources of information, including first-hand experience and a range of other sources, they will use to answer questions

think about what might happen or try things out when deciding what to do, what kind of evidence to collect, and what equipment and materials to use.



b. to use appropriate fieldwork techniques (for example, labelled field sketches) and instruments (for example, a rain gauge, a camera)

d. to use secondary sources of information, including aerial photographs (for example, stories, information texts, the internet, satellite images, photographs, videos)

b. recognise how and why people seek to manage environments sustainability, and to identify opportunities for their own involvement (for example, taking part in a local conservation project).

e. an environmental issue, caused by change in an environment (for example, increasing traffic congestion, hedgerow loss, drought), and attempts to manage the environment sustainably (for example, by improving public transport, creating a new nature reserve, reducing water use).



4a pattern printmaking and colour



RQ2- How do people express their beliefs through actions, worship or celebration?

RQ6- How should we relate to others and to the natural world?

RQ7- How do people make sense of hardship and suffering?


SEAL – Changes

Global Citizenship



Summer 1

  • Learning Gateway (email and blogging focus)


  • Communication

Summer 2

  • Uploading work and blogging


  • Communication

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