Curriculum Overview

Year 3 - Summer 2

This page explains what your child will be learning this half-term as their main project in class. Please use the menu at the side to view objectives for additional objectives for the stand-alone subjects (Mathematics, Physical Education, Computing, Music, Languages, PSHCE and Religious Education) and for our extended curriculum.

Predators

Unit Overview

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

This half term, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll also program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation.


MEMORABLE MOMENT

To dissect an owl pellet.

🏁 BIG FINISH

Present the findings from our investigations to another class.

👉 DRIVERS & ENHANCERS

The driver subject for this unit of work is Science.

📖 FOCUS TEXT(S)

The class will be reading Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl.

️✏️ WRITING OPPORTUNITIES

Throughout this unit of work we will be writing up our science investigations

🌳 LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

In this unit of work we will draw a bird’s eye view of our local landscape, imagining what we would see if we were a peregrine flying overhead.

Unit Sequence

Driver Subject: Learning Intentions

  1. Investigate how water is transported within plants.

  2. Why are trees tall? Investigation

  3. Describe how humans need the skeleton and muscles for support, protection and movement.

  4. Compare and contrast the diets of different animals.

  5. Use four-figure grid references to describe the location of objects and places on a simple map.

  6. Compare and contrast the diets of different animals.

  7. Analyse maps, atlases and globes, including digital mapping, to locate countries and describe features studied.

APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF UNIT: hours