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Year 3 / 4

Cycle B

Autumn

 

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Musicals – ‘Show must go on’

Building a better world

Heroes and Villains

Subtheme

WW2

                                       Rainforests

Nutrition

Essential Question

What are the consequences of war?

Is war the only solution?

Who is responsible for the rainforest?

What makes the rainforest special?

 

Blocked Subjects (see overview)

R.E, PSHE,  P.E remain discrete

Science – Light

Discrete unit - Rocks

History – WW2

Music

DT

 

Science  - Plants

History - Rainforests

Geography (Place Knowledge – Local area with locational knowledge – Forests)

Art (Painting – Georgia O’Keefe / Kadinsky)

 

Science – Animals including Humans (Nutrition)

Geography (Geographical skills and field work)

DT (Food)

Art (Printing – Morris)

 

Fiction Genre

Tale of Fear

Wishing

Warning

Portal

Defeating the Monster

Journey

Fiction Text

Railway Children

Once

The Lorax

The Great Kapok Tree

Destination Earth

Gangsta Granny

Fiction Focus

Suspense

Dialogue

Dilemma

Setting

Action

Character

Non-Fiction Genre

Recount

Instructions

Persuasion - Letter

Explanation

Non-Chronological Report

Discussion

Non-Fiction Text

Local children save the day

How to hide / protect your carrots

Preserve the Truffula Tree

Why the Great Kapok Tree is the most important

The Koth

Should Grannies be banned in public?

Poetry

Short burst creative writing and observational writing to be incorporated during the imitation stage

From a Railway Carriage

Robert Louis Stevenson

War Horse

Tears of Nature

The falling of the oak – as an extract

Stand Up

The Quangle Wangle’s Hat

Edward Lear

The Highway Man

Alfred Noyes

Writing Application Across the Curriculum

Recount – WW2

Instructions – How to build an Anderson Shelter

Persuasive letter – preserve Staunton

Explanation – Why do ……..live in the rainforest?

Non Chron – Art / DT

Discussion – Healthy eating

Author Study

Chris Van Ahlsberg

Morris Gleitzman

Dr Seuss

Shaun Tan

Ali Sparkes

David Walliams

Trips and Visitors

 

 

 

 

 

 

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