Year 3 Autumn 2018

Autumn Term – “ Bodies”


Working Scientifically:

  • Can ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Can set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • Can make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, take accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • Can gather, record, classify and present data in a variety of ways to help answer questions
  • Can record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • Can report on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • Can use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • Can identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • Can use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.

Animals including humans

  • Can identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • Can identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

Geography – “Bodies of water and Egypt”

Location and Place Knowledge

  • Can locate the world’s countries, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities
  • Can understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom

Human Geography

  • Can talk about types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Can use maps, atlases and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

History – “Ancient Egypt”

  • Can talk about the achievements of the Ancient Egyptians
  •  Can talk about where and when the Ancient Egyptians lived

Art and Design

  • Can improve their portrait drawing skills
  • Can produce creative work, exploring ideas relating to Ancient Egyptian historical art forms.
  • Can sculpt a Canopic jar with clay
  • Can evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design

Computing - Touch typing, E-Safety, Coding

  • Can improve the speed and efficiency of their typing skills.
  • Can understand what makes a good password for use on the Internet and begin realise the outcomes of not keeping passwords safe.
  • Recognises that some information held on websites may not be accurate or true.
  • Can design and write a program
  • Can debug programs

PE – Swimming, Yoga, Dance, Hockey

  • Can competently, confidently and proficiently swim using breaststroke
  • Can develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through Yoga
  • Can perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Can compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • Can play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Spanish – Introducing myself and naming body parts

  • Can greet people and introduce myself
  • Can ask questions and respond
  • Can join in with rhymes and stories identifying body parts


  • Can explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through structure and appropriate musical notations.
  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • Can develop an understanding of the history of music.

RE – Christianity and Hinduism

  • Can discuss if Christians have to take communion
  • Can discuss if light is a good symbol for celebration