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Year 3 / 4

Cycle A

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Year 3/4

Cycle B

Autumn

 

Spring

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topic

Hocus Pocus - It’s a kind of Magic

Mysteries

Freedom

Subtheme

Fantastical Beasts

Spies

Behind Bars - Africa

Suggested Authentic Outcome

Outside exhibition / gallery of 3D creatures at Staunton

Find a charity linked with Staunton to raise money for

Create a Spy Training Event for local families

Orienteering – move from a to be without being seen, physical fitness area, rocket building area, badge making area etc

Raise money for save the children

Create a meal in a basket – put the ingredients for simple pasts dish in the basket and sell to family.  Money raised buys a meal for a child in Africa.

Suggested Essential Question

Should all beasts be feared?

What skills does a spy need?

Does everybody deserve freedom?

 

Suggested Learning Environment

Forest, with a mountain and a cave and fantastical creatures peeping out and flying across ceiling

3D HOOK – large beast

SPY SCHOOL - Spy gadget room / head quarters

Spy car – gadget car

Spy training facility

Nelson Mandela’s cell contrasting to open savannah / landscape of Africa

Blocked Subjects (see overview)

R.E, PSHE,  P.E remain discrete

Science – Electricity (Circuits – used for capturing beasts)

Art - Sculpture (wire) Alexander Calder

Music – listen and respond to a range of classical music and choose which one to play during their exhibition

History – Ancient Greek Legends (Beasts)

Science – States of Matter & Sound

Geography  - Geographical skills & Fieldwork (aerial photographs)

DT – Make spy vehicle with an lever (ejector seat)

Science – Habitats & living things

History – Nelson Mandela

Music – composing and performing (African drumming)

Art (Textiles) Basket weaving

 

 

Fiction Genre

Defeating Monster

Journey

Portal

Tale of Fear

Warning

Wishing

Fiction Text

Harry Potter (fantastical beasts)

The Minotaur

Spy School

Dead Man’s Cove

Hostage

Butterfly Lion

Fiction Focus

action

dialogue

setting

Suspense

Character

Dillema

Non-Fiction Genre

Recount

Explanation

Persuasion (Advert)

Non-Chronological Report

Instructions

Discussion

Non-Fiction Text

Local Hero Saves the day

Why Minotaurs are Extinct

Buy this spy gadget

Spies

How to escape the enemy

 

Poetry

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

Author Study

JK Rowling

Cressida Cowell

Stuart Gibbs

Lauren St John

Malorie Blackman

Michael Morpurgo

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