Stone Age to Iron Age
The Stone Age to the Iron Age in Britain covers around 10,000 years- from the end of the last Age (during the Mesolithic or Middle Stone Age) to when the Romans invaded in 43 CE.
The children will be introduced to some important discoveries that archaeologists have made, such as Skara Brae and Must Farm, which will help them see first-hand how interpretations about the past can be constructed from the objects left behind. The children
will also look at how human remains can teach us about British people in the past, such as the discovery of the ‘Cheddar Man’, who would have had dark hair, light eyes and dark skin, and was a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer
Art and Design
The children start by learning how artists use sketchbooks, looking at famous examples and go onto use their own, carrying out exploratory drawings using different kinds of lines and drawing materials. The children then study at how artists can vary the weight of their line looking at Leonardo da Vinci’s sketchbook drawings of water. They go onto explore through the works of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Picasso and Moore how artists use lines in different ways, to show shape, tone and texture. They do drawing exercises to use lines in ways which they may not have encountered before: continuous line drawings to show a piece of fruit and using multiple lines next to each other to show the contours of a hand.
The children conclude the unit by studying how printing can create lines through the woodblock prints of Hokusai, in particular The Great Wave.
Spatial Sense Y3
Each year our geography curriculum begins with a ‘Spatial Sense’ unit that explicitly teaches geographical skills such as locating places on a map, positioning items on a map, using symbols in a key, interpreting scale, reading climate graphs, identifying locations using co-ordinates, interpreting population data, identifying elevation on relief maps and more.
The spatial sense units for each year group are positioned at the beginning of the year to explicitly teach skills which will then be used in context throughout the rest of the year as children apply those skills to learn more about people, places and the environment
The Human Body: Muscular System
Children will learn about the nervous system. They will learn that our brain is an organ that acts as the command centre for the many messages that run around our body through our nervous system. They will understand the importance of our spinal cord which runs through our backbone and the web of nerves that connect to it. Children will learn about reflex actions and their importance if part of our body is in danger.
Children will continue to build on their knowledge of the digestive system; children will learn the key parts of the system including the mouth, oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus. They will also look at nutrition and the concept of a balanced diet.
At the end of this unit, children will understand that our bodies are made up of systems that work alongside each other to keep us alive, moving and healthy.
Design & Technology
The children will make a key ring for use by a member of their family at home or a friend.
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