Year 3

Year 3



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Autumn term 1 – Scrumdiddlyumptious

Our topic is Scrumdiddlyumptious where the children will taste fantastic fruits and other tantalising treats.  They will develop their own recipes and create a number of treats including scrumdiddlyumptious smoothies.  Throughout the topic they will be extending their knowledge of healthy eating.

Autumn 2 – Tremors

Our topic is tremors where we will focus on Mother Nature’s energies including where plates collide, lava spews, rocks rain down and mud slides which result in natural disasters.  They will create a blistering explosion in model volcanos and we will focus on historic Pompeii.

Spring 1 – Predators

Our topic is predators where we will learn about creepy crocs, amazing alligators, the deadly assassin bug and Venus fly trap.  The final outcome will be to create the ultimate predator.

Spring 2 – Gods and Mortals

Our topic is Gods and Mortals. Discover the fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Explore the terrains of Greece with its pure blue skies and scorching sun.  Learn more about the legendary Helen of Troy and decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found that stirs your mind.

Summer 1 – Flows

From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain and into the sea.

Pull on your wellies and wade right in…How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? Which soil types can you find by the riverside? Which animals make their homes there?

Let’s go down to the riverbank and find out!

Summer 2 – Heroes and Villains

Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks or Amy Johnson? Someone from your family of the local fire fighters? There are many heroes and heroines, but who do you admire the most?

Learn and sing songs about the infamous villains, Bonnie and Clyde and Cruella De Vil. Clap out a rhythm and get to a beat.

Write a riddle, a comic strip and change a traditional tale, develop dialogue and character and a biographical article.

How does it feel to do good things and bad? Which feels best and why? Can you do a good deed that changes the world?

Then let’s work together to write a really good rap to remember history’s greats. There are lots to include! Perform to an audience and teach them the words so that they can all rap along.

Perhaps we can be heroes – just for one day?







Contact Details

St. James CE Primary School
Wolverley Crescent
West Midlands
B69 1BG

0121 552 5491