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New Bradwell School

Inspiring the learner in you

Year 3

Year 3 will be reading the range of books listed below, which covers all the subjects in this year's curriculum:

  • Stories from the Amazon
  • I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
  • Stuart Little
  • Exploring Space
  • Dinosaur Empire
  • Viking Express
  • The Lost Garden
  • The Railway Children
  • Journey
  • Little Wolf's Diary of Daring Deeds
  • The Happy Prince
  • Viking Myths
  • The Brontes

This term we will be covering the following topics:

Summer Term

English - Non-chronological report, letter, describing a scene, character description, narrative, biography, diary.

Maths - Geometry, Fractions (equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions), Money, Time, Capacity.

Science - Space, Light and shadows, Plants (life cycle of a flowering plants, seed dispersal, pollination).

History - Space Race -significant events and people, Victorians, Industrial Revolution.

Geography - Types of maps, Atlas skills.

ICT - Continue to develop proficiency with Word 365.  ABC of Computing - Algorithms, Bugs and Code.  Introduction to email.  Introduction to programming with Scratch.

Art/DT - Textiles- designing and creating an applique picture, Drawing techniques- observational drawing, Theory of colour.

Music - Playing the recorder, read standard rhythmic notation and instrument control.  Play simple pieces on the recorder and learn about recorder music from 500 years ago.

PE - Athletics.

French - Numbers 1 – 31, revise days and months, saying our birthday date, colours and shapes, sports and simple opinions, instruments, places in town.

RE - Sikhism.

PSHE - Friendship and kindness.

Spring Term

English - 'Dinosaur Empire' (non-fiction graphic novel), 'Happy Prince' (classic tale), 'Journey' (adventure story with no words), 'Stuart Little' (classic novel).  Letter writing, character description, writing play-script, writing a narrative, dialogues.

Maths - Multiplication and division, statistics, money, length, fractions.

Science - Fossils, rocks, crystals, dinosaur classification, air resistance, friction, magnets.

History - Pre-history (Palaeolitihic, Mesolithic, Neolithic), Dinosaur era. History of USA (basic facts).

Geography - USA - map, landmarks, comparison with UK.  Milton Keynes - map, local landmarks, rivers, canals.  Bird migration.

Outdoor Learning - Bird migration/hibernation, temperature/weather/climate, planting.

Technology - Spiced biscuits. Autumn decorations. Viking long boats. Fossils.

ICT - Amazonian animals research. Set up and save Word document. Set-up and save a Powerpoint document.

Art/DT - Making fossils, clay sculptures, sketching techniques, shadowing, primary colours.

Music - Tuned percussion such as xylophones, metallophones and chime bars to develop an understanding of pitch.  Musical note names, play simple melodies and compose their own pitched patterns with given structure.  Singing and playing pentatonic tunes and combine pulse, rhythm and ostinato patterns.

PE - Hockey.  Football.  Dance.

French - Revise numbers 1 – 20, saying if we have a pet (revision), days, months, saying our birthday date, revise alphabet, saying if we have brothers and sisters. French celebrations.

RE - Christianity.

PSHE - Healthy Eating.  Emotions.  Medicines.  Asthma.  Bullying - see it, say it, stop it.

Autumn Term

English - Traditional stories from another culture (Amazon).  Newspaper reports and myths linked to Vikings.  Journey (adventure story with no words).

Maths - Place value.  Addition and subtraction to 100.  Addition and subtraction - column method.  Multiplication and division.

Science - Layers of the Rainforest.  Climate zones.  Human body - skeleton, muscles.  Temperature - weather.

History - Timelines.  Vikings - life, artefacts, villages, famous Vikings.

Geography - Continents and oceans - different maps.  Deforestation.  Human geography, Amazon.  Lands conquered by Vikings, Viking settlements.  Our journeys.

Technology - Spiced biscuits.  Autumn decorations.  Viking long boats.

ICT - Amazonian animals research.  Set up and save Word document.  Set-up and save a Powerpoint document.

Art - Shading techniques - lines and patterns.  Using different media to produce a picture.

Music - Exploring percussion.  Songs, rhythmic patterns, djembe drums.

PE - Dodgeball.  Gymnastics.

French - Colours.  Revision counting, days, greetings.

RE - Christianity.  Church: what does it look like, what happens there and why? (Includes prayer, worship, baptism, communion, marriage and pilgrimage).

PSHE - Emotions.  Medicines.  Asthma.  Bullying - see it, say it, stop it.


1.  Pond dipping

2.  Design and create a sculpture

3.  Collect pebbles and paint them

4.  Make a scrap book

5.  Watch a show

6.  Learn a new playground game

7.  Watch a puppet show

8.  Make a puppet

9.  Fly a kite

10. Visit an art gallery

11. Built a raft

12. Experience classic stories

13. Go for a long walk

14. Organise a drink and cake sale

15. Blow bubbles

16. Visit and join the local library

17. Collect leaves and take rubbings

18. Make up a playground game

19. Toast marshmallows

20. Listen to stories around a campfire

21. Watch a musical

22. Look at birds and nests

23. Scavenger hunt

24. Splash in muddy puddles

25. Go to the woods

26. Make an illustrated book

27. Plant a tree

28. Grow bacteria

29. Learn to play an instrument

30. Make a musical instrument

31. Learn to play a card game

32. Play a board game

33. Go for a picnic

34. Fabric painting

35. Write to a pen pal

36. Make a paper aeroplane

37. Run a mile

38. Visit a park

39. Put up a tent

40. Visit a museum

41. Explore seeds and flowers

42. French skipping

43. Do a cartwheel

44. Make using playdough

45. Make a pop-up card

46. Bake biscuits

47. Make a healthy lunch

48. Grow own vegetables

49. Sketch a map

50. Play with a skipping rope

Relevant to our year group.

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Skeleton and Muscles
BBC site to help understand Science Autumn Term 1.
World Continents and Oceans Games
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Digger and the Gang
Nash's Adventures in English Maths and Science
Blue Peter
Can you kit out Barney, Lindsey or Radzi in the right outfit to face a Blue Peter challenge?