Year 3

Curriculum 2016/2017

Summer Term 2


Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world!

This term our exciting new topic is ‘Flow!’  We will be finding out about some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and Nile – as well as exploring some rivers closer to home. We will discover how the river flows down the mountain and into the sea and how fast rivers can travel. This topic links through to all curriculum areas.

This topic will cover the following curriculum areas;

Computing – We are going to begin using the Scratch programme.

Geography – Fieldwork, water cycle, human and physical features, rivers of the world and using maps.

Art & Design – Sketching and water colour painting.

DT – Mechanical systems and structures.

Maths – Using data, measures (volume/capacity).

Science – Continue working scientifically with light, as well as exploring soil and aquatic plants.

PSHE/Enrichment – Votes 4 Schools, Rights Respecting Schools.

Literacy including Spelling Punctuation and Grammar

In literacy this term we are going to be reading ‘The Promise’ and using this as a stimulus for learning. We will focus on the main character and her thoughts and feelings. Putting ourselves in her shoes and writing in a role. We will be focusing on drama, role play and spoken word to help us understand the character.

Our second book for the term is ‘The Mousehole Cat’, a Cornish myth. We will focus on the main characters and writing in a role from their point of view.  There will be lots of discussion of the text, justifying our opinions and a reader’s theatre performance.

Our Grammar, punctuation and spelling learning will focus on the following skills;

  • The use of the present perfect form of verbs
  • Fronted adverbials
  • The use of a possessive apostrophe
  • Consolidation of previously covered topics, such as paragraphs, word families and spelling rules.


In Maths this term children will focus our learning on the following skills;

  • Multiplication and division
  • Fractions – addition and subtraction, equivalent fractions
  • Problem solving
  • Statistics
  • Length, height, area and perimeter

Please do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher for any further information.