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Summer Curriculum Overview- Year 3

Subject Summer 1Summer 2
ArtFor our art unit in Summer 1, the children will be sketching faces using proportion to make them realistic. Once confident with realistic drawings, we will look at a range of styles including manga, cartoon and abstract. We will continue our study of drawing with proportion to build on the children’s knowledge and skills.
ComputingLinking to our English text of a non-chronological report, each week the children will learn a new skill using publisher.

At the end of this unit, the children will create a non-chronological report digitally.
This half term, we will be using PowerPoint to create a presentation. Each week we will focus on learning a new skill, including: adding images, transitions, text and much more.
Design and TechnologyOur D&T objectives for this term are covered during Summer 2. For our D&T this half term, we will be designing, creating and evaluating our own macramé keyrings. Pupils will learn about the history of macramé and then have the opportunity to put what they have learnt in to practise.
EnglishNon Fiction: Pupils will analyse a range of non-chronological texts before creating their own, based on Nelson Mandela. As part of this, the pupils will recap the fundamental features of a report, including headings, subheadings, technical and factual language.

Fiction: Using the book ‘Dear Greenpeace’ as our inspiration, the children will create a letter with the purpose of persuading the reader.
Poetry: For this topic, the children will explore a range of classical poems and poets. After analysing the key features, the children will proceed to create their own classical poem based on The Shadow by R.L Stevenson.

Fiction: In English and Guided reading this term we will be looking at the contemporary story, Hero. Our writing will link to this and the children will write an alternative ending for this narrative.
GeographyLinking to our topic for this term, we will be learning about a range of everyday hero’s and where they came from. Using prior knowledge, the children should be able to locate these countries on a map and recall which continent the country is in. The pupils will continue to learn about a range of significant people and the countries that they came from.
Guided ReadingThe texts that we will look at throughout this term are: My Friend Mandela and Hero. Both link directly to our topic of ‘Heroes Around Us’ and will help to support our English also. We will continue to look at the book Hero and use a range of skills to enhance their understanding and comprehension ability.
HistorySimilar to geography, we will be focusing on a range of significant and inspirational people past and present from a range of backgrounds, ages, ethnicities etc. The learning from Summer 1 will continue this half term.
MathsFractions: Continuing our learning of fractions. We will be focussing on: equivalent fractions, comparing, adding and subtracting using fractions.

Time: By the end of this unit, pupils should be able to tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks, estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute, record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours and use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.
Geometry: In this unit we will be looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. The children should be able to: recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn, identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn; identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle and identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.

Measurement: For this unit we will be measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml).
Modern Foreign LanguagesIn Spanish this half term the children will be learning the names for a variety of fruits, colours and the days of the week. For our last Spanish unit in year 3, pupils will be learning and recalling a popular Spanish story.
MusicUsing the Charanga scheme of learning, we will be looking at the Glockenspiel and learning to play and perform simple rhythmic and melodic patterns as a class to accompany musical rounds. This half term we will be looking at the music genre ‘Blues’. By the end of the half term, pupils will be able to create their own composition to perform and share as a class.
Physical EducationIndoor PE for this half term is Tri golf. Pupils will be learning how to use a golf club correctly and the techniques to ensure they can aim their ball using the correct posture.

In outdoor PE, we will have a football unit. The children will have a fitness and ball skills element to each lesson.
For indoor PE, we will continue to focus on Tri golf and further refine our skills.

During outdoor PE this half term, we will be looking at rounders. By the end of the unit, they should know the rules and skills needed to have a successful game as a class.
Personal, Social, Health EducationThe theme for PSHE in Summer 1 is ‘Relationships’. Over the course of the half term we will discuss friendships, family and roles at home, how to keep ourselves safe and being a global citizen. Following the Jigsaw scheme of work ‘Changing Me’, the children will learn how our bodies change on the inside and outside as we get older.
Religious EducationFollowing the Discovery scheme of unit work on devotion, the children will look at how and why many significant individuals decided to devote their lives to their God. Our R.E topic this half term looks at Humanism and their approach to life based on reason and common humanity.
Science Plants will be our focus for this term. We will learn what seeds need for growth, the structure of a flowering plant, how water is transported through plants, seed dispersal and the life cycle of a plant. This half term we will continue learning about plants. We will be understanding what plants need for growth using our experiment to help support our findings and predictions.