Year 3

*** September 2022 - please bear with us as we update our class page ***

English Overviews

We're currently revising our English curriculum content to ensure it meets the needs of our children. Class teachers will be able to provide you with more information if you'd like it, just send them a message or call the office. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Reading Overview

Reading Stage 3 (1).pdf

Reading Overview

Y3 Reading spine 2022_23.pdf

Writing Overview

Writing 3.pdf

Mathematics Overview & Support

We are proud to work with the Maths Hub for 2020 - 2022 to develop a matery approach when teaching mathematics.

Termly Overview

This information is currently being updated.

Please contact Miss Light if you have any queries in the meantime - p.light@oakfield.hants.sch.uk

KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts)


Topics & Overviews

AUTUMN

Science

Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System

This project teaches children about the importance of nutrition for humans and other animals. They learn about the role of a skeleton and muscles and identify animals with different types of skeleton.

Skeleton.pdf

History

Through The Ages

This project teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement.

Through the ages.pdf

Geography

One Planet, Our World

This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children to locate countries and cities, and use grid references, compass points and latitude and longitude. They learn about the layers of the Earth and plate tectonics and discover the five major climate zones. They learn about significant places in the United Kingdom and carry out fieldwork to discover how land is used in the locality.

One Planet.pdf

Art

Contrast & Complement

This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.

Contrast & Complement.pdf

Art

Prehistoric Pots

This project teaches children about Bell Beaker pottery. It allows the children to explore different clay techniques, which they use to make and decorate a Bell Beaker-style pot.

Prehistoric pota.pdf

DT

Cook Well, Eat Well

This project teaches children about food groups and the Eatwell guide. They learn about methods of cooking and explore these by cooking potatoes and ratatouille. The children choose and make a taco filling according to specific design criteria.

Music

Performing

Music

Appraising

Computing

Sound: Podcasting

Computing

AR and VR - creating 360 images

OWL

PE

Core - Personal

PE

Core - Social

SPRING

Science

Forces & Magnets

This project teaches children about contact and non-contact forces, including friction and magnetism. They investigate frictional and magnetic forces, and identify parts of a magnet and magnetic materials.

Forces.pdf

History

Pompeii

More info to follow ...

Geography

Rocks, Relics & Rumbles

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity.

Rocks.pdf

Art

Ammonite

This project teaches children about artistic techniques used in sketching, printmaking and sculpture.

Ammonite.pdf

Art

Urban Pioneers

Explore the culture and environment of city life. Children develop their knowledge of building design, urban art and photography, and learn how to improve urban environments.

Urban.pdf

DT

Making It Move

This project teaches children about cam mechanisms. They experiment with different shaped cams before designing, making and evaluating a child's automaton toy.

Music

Composing

Computing

Programming - Scratch

Computing

Data Handling - Interactive Story Graphs

OWL

PE

Core - Cognitive

PE

Gym - U1

PE

Dance - U1

SUMMER

Science

Plant Nutrition & Reproduction

This project teaches children about the requirements of plants for growth and survival. They describe the parts of flowering plants and relate structure to function, including the roots and stem for transporting water, leaves for making food and the flower for reproduction.

Plant Nutrition.pdf

Science

Light & Shadows

This project teaches children about light and dark. They investigate the phenomena of reflections and shadows, looking for patterns in collected data. The risks associated with the Sun are also explored.

Light.pdf

History

Emperors & Empires

This project teaches children about the history and structure of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire, including a detailed exploration of the Romanisation of Britain.

Emperors.pdf

Geography

Roman Empire

More info to follow ...

Art

Beautiful Botanicals

This project teaches children about the genre of botanical art. They create natural weavings, two-colour prints and beautiful and detailed botanical paintings of fruit.

Botanicals.pdf

Art

Mosaic Masters

This project teaches children about the history of mosaics, before focusing on the colours, patterns and themes found in Roman mosaic. The children learn techniques to help them design and make a mosaic border tile.

Mosaic.pdf

DT

Greenhouse

This project teaches children about the purpose, structure and design features of greenhouses, and compares the work of two significant greenhouse designers. They learn techniques to strengthen structures and use tools safely. They use their learning to design and construct a mini greenhouse.

Music

Performing Roman Songs

Music

Appraising

Computing

Video Creations: Voicever Film

Computing

Computer Networks

OWL

PE

Core - Creative

PE

Core - Physical

Religious Education - Love To Celebrate!

We look at six celebrations from across the major religions of the world

Sikhism

Anand Karaj

Summer 2

Before a Sikh wedding, the bride and groom may have a Kurmai engagement ceremony and receive a ring. Gifts are exchanged and many special preparations are made in the days and weeks before the wedding.

On the morning of the wedding, the bride and groom's family meet at the Gurdwara and share food before the ceremony. The Sikh wedding ceremony is called the Anand Karaj. The Granthi leading the service recites prayers and hymns and the bride takes hold of a scarf that the groom wears over his shoulder. Four wedding hymns, called Lavans are said and then sung. After each Lavan, the couple walk round the holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, which is witnessing their marriage. They also bow to the Guru Granth Sahib to show they agree with the readings. The Lavans act as the binding promises or vows.

Many Sikh weddings are followed by a reception where there is plenty of fun, food and dancing.

Christianity

Christmas

Autumn 2

Christmas is a Christian festival that marks the birth of Jesus Christ, over 2000 years ago. It is celebrated by billions of people around the world. Christians call the period before Christmas, Advent. The word Advent means 'coming' and is the time when Christians wait to celebrate the arrival of baby Jesus and think about the second coming of Jesus that they believe will happen in the future.

At Christmas time, Christians might attend special church services, remember the nativity story, buy gifts for loved ones, eat special food and spend time with family.

Christmas is also hugely popular secular celebration and traditions and stories that don't mark the birth of Jesus are popular.

Judaism

Hanukkah

Spring 1

Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights that is celebrated every autumn in November or December. The festival celebrates the victory of Judah Maccabee and his Jewish followers over the Syrian Emperor Antiochus and the miracle of the lamp, which burned for eight days in the regained temple in Jerusalem, even though there was only enough oil for one day's light.

Lighting the Hanukkiah, playing the dreidel game and eating fried foods are Hanukkah traditions that help Jews to remember the story of the Maccabees, the lamp in the temple and the importance of religious freedom.

Islaam

Jumu'ah

Summer 1

Jumu’ah are Friday prayers. Before Jumu’ah, many Muslims wash, put on perfume or aftershave and dress in clean clothes. Just after lunchtime, worshippers meet at the mosque to say special prayers and listen to a talk by the Imam. The importance of saying Friday prayers is mentioned in the Qur’an and Muhammad called Friday the best day.

Buddhism

Losar

Spring 2

The Tibetan Buddhist New Year holiday, Losar, starts on the first day of the first month of the Tibetan calendar, which is usually in February.

The celebrations last between three and 15 days and are a mixture of early Bon traditions and later Buddhist traditions. Tibetan Buddhists may perform rituals and dances to ward off evil spirits, present offerings to Buddha's shrine and hang up new prayer flags during Losar.

Losar is also a family time when people clean their houses, wear new clothes, come together to eat, share in the traditions of the festival and spend time together.

Hinduism

Navrati

Autumn 1

Navratri is celebrated for nine nights and 10 days. Hindus worship a different form of the mother goddess Durga every day, including Lakshmi (the goddess of good fortune and wealth) and Saraswati (the goddess of wisdom). In India, clay statues of Durga are placed in homes, temples and street shrines during the festival. On the tenth day (Dussehra) the statues are paraded in the streets and put into water to disintegrate.

Navratri is a time for new, colourful clothes, good food, dancing and families. However, it is also a time to fast, worship the goddesses quietly and take part in puja ceremonies every day. Navratri is also celebrated as a harvest festival. Many Hindus plant nine different grains at the beginning of the festival to celebrate a good harvest.

P.S.H.E - Personal Social Health Education (Including Relationships & Sex Education)

We follow six key themes in P.S.H.E. that are taught at the same time across the school, below is the specific theme covered.

Being Me In My World

  • Setting personal goals

  • Self-identity and worth

  • Positivity in challenges

  • Rules, rights and

responsibilities

  • Rewards and consequences

  • Responsible choices

  • Seeing things from others’

perspectives

Celebrating Difference

  • Families and their

differences

  • Family conflict and how to

manage it (child-centred)

  • Witnessing bullying and how

to solve it

  • Recognising how words can

be hurtful

  • Giving and receiving

compliments

Dreams & Goals

  • Difficult challenges and achieving

success

  • Dreams and ambitions

  • New challenges

  • Motivation and enthusiasm

  • Recognising and trying to

overcome obstacles

  • Evaluating learning processes

  • Managing feelings

  • Simple budgeting

Healthy Me

  • Exercise

  • Fitness challenges

  • Food labelling and healthy swaps

  • Attitudes towards drugs

  • Keeping safe and why it’s

important online and off line

scenarios

  • Respect for myself and others

  • Healthy and safe choices

Relationships

  • Family roles and responsibilities

  • Friendship and negotiation

  • Keeping safe online and who to go to for help

  • Being a global citizen

  • Being aware of how my choices affect others

  • Awareness of how other children have different lives

  • Expressing appreciation for family and friends

Changing Me

  • How babies grow

  • Understanding a baby’s needs

  • Outside body changes

  • Inside body changes

  • Family stereotypes

  • Challenging my ideas

  • Preparing for transition