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Year 3

Autumn Term

Year 3

Autumn

            Pablo Picasso Drawings     

 

 

Topic

Heroes & Villains

 

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Tudor Royal Ball,  Art Gallery (pictures of Royal figures in the style of Picasso) – money to go to a charity supported by Prince William or Harry (children could learn about them and vote for their favourite)

 

Suggested

Essential Question

Are all leaders great?

What qualities do great leaders need?

Are great leaders always good?

 

 

Learning Suggested Environments

Opulent Royal Tudor Palace – Banquet Table

 

 

Foundation Subjects

History –

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to explore whether Henry Viii was a hero or a villain- with a particular focus on his wives and religious views.  We will harness the children’s curiosity through asking and questions and researching.

Geography –UK

As geographers we will be locating different counties and cities in the UK.  We will focus on the location and the study of royal residencies in the UK

DT – Structure

As designers we will be choosing materials to design, make and evaluate a structure to honour great leader.  We will use a range of techniques to construct this product. 

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at the work of Pablo Picasso and exploring his use of different techniques.  We will use these techniques to create

Science – Animals

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore magnets and forces. 

As chemists we will be looking at how things move on different surfaces and how magnets can repel and attract some materials.

 

Tudor Cooking – What did Henry Eat at his Parties.

 

Fiction Genre

Wishing

Warning

 

Fiction Text

King Henry text

Gangsta Granny

 

Fiction Focus

Character

Setting

 

Non-Fiction Genre

Non-chon

instructions

 

Non-Fiction Text

 

How to trap a GRanny

 

Poetry

              Henry VIII – By Brittany C Lawrenceville                                                                         

Hair – by Mocomboso

 

Author Study

Terry Deary

                                                                David Walliams

 

Curriculum Drivers

Possibilities

To show the children all the possibilities that are available to them we will ……..

Initiative

To promote independence and initiative we will ………

Happiness

To ensure the children are happy we will …….

Community

To ensure the children are playing an active part in the community we will …….

Autumn

To help children to discover what a great leader really is.

Encourage children to decide which charity they would like to raise money for – be passionate about a cause

Fell awe and wonder about Royal Palaces

To visit and enjoy a trip to a palace

Raise money for

One of the Prince’s Charity

Summer Term

Year 3

Summer

        

 

Topic

Saturday Night at the Movies- Robin Hood

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Big sleep out – hold their own big sleep out to raise awareness of money for homelessness (sponsorship to sleep outside)

 

Suggested

Essential Question

Should we always help people who are less fortunate?

How can we help people who are less fortunate?

Learning Suggested Environments

Forest, castle, tree house, lookout tower, homeless corner – cardboard city

Foundation Subjects

History – Famous Person

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to learn about Richard the 1st (Richard the Lionheart).  We will look at the battles that took place during this time and think about whether they were initiated for good reasons or not.

Geography – UK

As geographers we will be using maps to locate the biggest forests in the UK (particularly Nottingham and Sherwood Forest) and thinking about the physical features.

DT – Structures

As designers we will be exploring shelters that are used by homeless people.  We will be designing our own shelter and building it in the school playground.  We will use this helter during our big sleep out to get an idea of what it is like for the homeless.

 

Food – Make food to donate to a homeless shelter

Art – Sculpture

As artists we will be looking the work of Nils Udo who created large sculptures from tree trunks.  We will be using inspiration from his sculptures to create our own small sculptures using sticks and twigs.

 

Science – Shadows

As scientists we will be working scientifically to learn about shadows and night and day.

We will explore shadows through visiting a forest and looking at how the change in light effects the surroundings.

Fiction Genre

Defeating the Monster

Portal

Fiction Text

Spiderwick Chronicles

Tin Forest

Fiction Focus

Suspense

Action

Non-Fiction Genre

Non-Chronological Report

Discussion

Non-Fiction Text

Goblins

Should rubbish be dumped?

Poetry to read & learn

Joyce Kilmer – Trees   Growth of a tree Meish Goldish

Author Study

Tony DiTerlizzi

Helen Ward

Spring Term

Year 3

Spring       

  

Topic

Wonderful World

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Promote our local woodland and encourage more people to visit by designing and making a tourist attraction to place in Staunton Gardens.

Possible attractions – sculpture park, electronic trail (QR codes) – use mobile phones to get information

Suggested

Essential Question

Should the rainforest be protected?

Who is responsible for the rainforest?

What makes the rainforest special?

Learning Suggested Environments

Rainforest

Tree house

Foundation Subjects

History –

As historians we will be using a variety of sources to investigate Francisco de Orellana and how his explorations led to the discovery of the Amazon rainforest. 

Geography –UK

As geographers we will be locating the Amazon rainforest and comparing it with forest we have in the UK.  We will look at the people that live in the Amazon particularly the lost treehouse tribe that live amongst the canopy of the rainforest.

DT – Structure

As designers we will be choosing materials to design, make and evaluate a structure that would allow tribes to live amongst the trees safely.  We will look to find safe ways to get the people up and down the trees without damaging the bark.

Art – Drawing

As artists we will be looking at the work of Henri Rousseau and exploring his use of different techniques.  We will use these techniques to create paintings of both our local woodland and the rainforests.

Science – Animals

As scientists we will be working scientifically to explore plants and animals that live in forests and rainforests. As biologists we will be looking at where animals get their nutrients from.

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Food

Maths link – teach some maths through cooking

Fiction Genre

Portal

Free Writing Unit

Fiction Text

The Great Kapok Tree

Free Writing

Fiction Focus

Dialogue

Free Writing

Non-Fiction Genre

Explanation

Persuasion

Non-Fiction Text

Why Kapok Trees Exist

Letter to Tribes people

Poetry

                                                                    Rainforest Poem                                                             

The Rainforest

Author Study

Shaun Tan

Chris Van Ahlsberg

Curriculum Drivers

Possibilities

To show the children all the possibilities that are available to them we will ……..

Initiative

To promote independence and initiative we will ………

Happiness

To ensure the children are happy we will …….

Community

To ensure the children are playing an active part in the community we will …….

Autumn

Invite in a botanist to teach us about plants and tell us about their work

Visit Staunton – what jobs are available here?

Design an attraction for the local woodland.

Encourage independent reading

Visit the living rainforest (Newbury)

Visit the local woodlands

 Promote local woodland area by creating an attraction at Staunton Gardens that encourages more visitors to go.

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