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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School - Kings Norton, Birmingham

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Year 3 - Curriculum

Dear Parents,

Below you will find the curriculum your child will be covering this Summer term (2022).  Not all subjects are taught each term but are covered throughout the year. As a result of this planner, you may be able to discuss the areas with your child or do research together.

Summer Term

RE

  • Easter - The children will know the Stories of the Road to Emmaus and Breakfast at the Shore. They will understand that through these events the Apostles of Jesus became aware of his presence amongst them. They will know that the Church celebrates the presence of the Risen Christ at the Eucharist. They will be able to identify moments in the Mass when this is celebrated

  • The Eucharist is a thanksgiving to God - The children will be able to sequence the Liturgy of the Eucharist and discuss the different words and actions associated with this part of the Mass. They will understand that this is a celebration of thanksgiving for the death and resurrection of Christ who is present in the form of bread and wine.

  • Pentecost - The children will know the Story of Pentecost and recognise the change the Holy Spirit brought to the lives of the Apostles. Understand that in the celebration of the Sacraments the Church celebrates the presence of the Holy Spirit.

  • Prayer - The children will know that Jesus valued his relationship with God his Father in prayer. They will understand that people can pray in different ways and will be able to talk about different styles of prayer and some symbols used to help people to pray.

Literacy

  • Non-chronological report

  • Persuasive writing

  • Narrative

  • Poetry

Numeracy

  • Fractions - To make a whole, to recognise tenths, count in tenths and recognise tenths as decimals, to recognise fractions on a number line, find a fraction of a set of objects, to find equivalent fractions, to compare and order fractions and to add and subtract fractions.

  • Time - to recognise and tell time to o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times, to know the months of the year, hours of the day, to tell time 5 minutes and to the minute, to use am and pm, to compare times and measure time in seconds.

  • Properties of shape - to know turns and angles, to know right angles in shapes, to compare angles, to draw angles accurately, to recognise horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines, to recognise 2-D and 3-D shapes and their properties and to make 3-D shapes.

  • Mass and capacity - to compare, measure, add and subtract mass, to compare, measure, add and subtract capacity, to understand temperature.

Science

  • Health and movement

  • Light and darkness

PE

  • Cricket

  • Athletics

  • Swimming

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

History:

  • Henry VIII
  • Tudors Monarchs

Geography:

  • Asia

Art:

  • Architecture
  • Modern architecture

PRE:

  • Relationships a community of love, how do I love others, exercise, sleep, respecting myself and others
  • Changing me difficult challenges, thoughts and feelings, managing feelings, transitions

 Homework

Maths missions

Sacrament preparation

Spellings

Reading

Homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in on Friday.

 Spellings

Spellings are given out on Monday and tested on Friday.

Spring Term

RE

  • Christmas ? The children will look at the story of the shepherds and how it provides a focus to reflect on the birth of Jesus Christ and who he is.
  • We listen to God?s word at Mass ? The children will be thinking about, listening to and finding out about the Liturgy of the Word at Mass. Through this topic they will explore the value and the importance of listening to the Word of God in the scriptures.
  • Lent - This unit will help the children appreciate that during Lent, Christians resolve to change and try to become more like Christ. The children will be introduced to new Gospel stories about Jesus bringing change into the lives of people he encountered.
  • Holy Week - The children will deepen their knowledge of some of the events of Holy Week and deepen their understanding of the foundation of the Church?s celebration of the Mass.

Literacy

  • Instructions

     

  • Play scripts

     

  • Persuasive letter

  • Stories

Numeracy

  • Number: Multiplication & Division
    Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 multiplication tables. Write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division using the multiplication tables they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental methods and progressing to formal written methods. The children will also work on multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number as well as exploring multiplication and division through scaling.
  • Money
    The children will learn about the value of each coin and how to convert pounds into pence. The children will also focus on adding and subtracting money and giving change.
  • Statistics
    The children will focus on understanding, drawing and analysing pictograms, bar charts and tables.
  • Measurement – Length and Perimeter
    The children will focus on measuring and comparing lengths in metres, centimetres and millimetres. They will understand how to convert lengths into different units of measurement and adding and subtracting lengths. The children will also focus on measuring and calculating perimeters.
  • Number: Fractions
    Recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10.
    Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators.

Science

  • Rocks and Soils – In this unit the children will be able to identify naturally occurring rocks and explore their uses and will be able to group rocks according to their characteristics. They will have the opportunity to identify rocks that are used for particular purposes, what fossils and soils are and how they are formed.
  • Forces and Magnets – This topic will allow the children to observe the effect that forces have on objects. They will explore how different surfaces affect the way in which an object moves and how the force acts on an object. They will study magnetism and identify which materials are magnetic. They will also investigate uses for magnets in everyday life.

PE

  • Gymnastics

  • Handball

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

 

 

History:

Law and Power
The War of the Roses

Geography:

Rivers

Art:

Landscape and symmetry
Mythological paintings

PRE / PSHE:

Dreams and goals
Healthy me

 Homework

Homework is given out on a Friday and should be handed in on Friday. 

Maths Missions

Sacrament Preparation

Reading

 Spellings

Spellings are given out on Monday and tested on Friday.

Autumn Term

RE

Belonging in God’s Family - Looking at the different groups we belong to, exploring the Sacrament of Baptism and seeing how Catholics celebrate belonging to God’s family through Mass.
Reconciliation - Exploring human choices, the consequence of sin and Christ’s teaching on forgiveness and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Advent  - Looking at the Bible stories of the Annunciation and the Visitation. How Mary prepared for the coming of Jesus and how we should use Advent as a time to prepare ourselves for Christ being welcomed into the world.

Literacy

  • Observation Poetry to Perform
  • Persuasive writing
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Adventure Stories
  • Instructions

Maths

Place Value – Reading and writing numbers and numerals up to 1000, recognise the value of each digit in a three digit number. The children will also be finding 10 and 100 more or less than a given number.
Addition and Subtraction – Adding and subtracting numbers with up to 3 digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction. The children will be adding and subtracting numbers mentally including three digits and ones, three digits and tens and three digits and hundreds.
Multiplication (including the 3, 4 and 8 times tables) and division - Recall and use multiplication and division facts for 3, 4, and 8 times tables.

Science

Plants: to identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants, explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and how they vary from plant to plant, investigate the way in which water is transported within plants and explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants.
Forces and magnets: to compare how things move on different surfaces, notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials, describe magnets as having 2 poles and predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

PE

Gymnastics
Dance

Thematic Curriculum

(includes: History, Geography, ICT, Music, Art, D+T and PSHE)

History:
Ancient Greeks
Greek philosophers
Geography:
Spatial sense and local geography
Western Europe
Art:
Line

Still Life

PRE / PSHE:

Getting to know each other

Families

 Homework

Reading

Maths Missions

Sacramental Preparation

 Spellings

Spellings are given out on Monday and tested on Friday.