Year 3 Spring Term 2019

Spring Term – “Time”


Forces and magnets

  • Can compare how things move on different surfaces
  • Will notice that some forces need contact between two objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • Will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • Can 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
  • Can describe magnets as having two poles.
  • Can predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.


  • Can compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • Can describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Can recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

Geography – “The UK and extreme Earth”

  • Can locate the countries that make up the UK on a map and name the capital cities.
  •  Can label key cities in the UK on a map. 
  • Can find their county on a map.
  • Can find and name some areas of higher ground in the UK.
  • Can locate London on world and UK maps.
  • Can describe some ways that London has changed since AD43.
  • Can describe how the UK population has changed over time.
  • Can name the key parts of a volcano and show where most volcanoes are found.
  • Can explain how to keep safe during an earthquake.
  • Can describe a tsunami and describe the damage caused by a tsunami.
  • Can explain how tornadoes form and describe how scientists collect data about storms.

History – “The End of Ancient Egypt the spread of the Roman Empire”

  • Can identify similarities and differences between my daily routine and that of a child from another historical period.
  • Can talk about the lives and achievements of Cleopatra of Julius Caesar.
  • Can talk about the failed invasion attempt of Britain by Julius Caesar.

Art and Design

  • Can talk and surrealism and give an opinion on the work of Salvador Dali.
  • Can make a 3D model clock.
  • Can design, make and evaluate a sistrum (an Egyptian musical instrument)

Computing – Simulations, spreadsheets and branching databases

  • Can explore a simulation, analyse and evaluate these simulations.
  • Can create bar graphs and pie charts.
  • Can sort objects using yes/no questions.
  • Can create their own databases.

PE – Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Basketball, badminton

  • Can evade and tag opponents.
  • Can pass and receive a ball safely.
  • Can pass the ball accurately and receive the ball safely on the move.
  • Can pass the ball accurately and receive the ball safely in a game situation.
  • Can apply learned skills in a game of tag rugby.


  • Can say the days of the week and the months of the year
  • Can count to 31.
  • Can ask and answer when their birthday is.


  • Will develop their understanding of beat, metre and rhythm.
  • Can combine melodic and rhythmic patterns.
  • Can explore pentatonic scales and ways of notating pitch.

RE – Hinduism, Judaism and Christianity

  • Can discuss Hindu’s beliefs
  • Can explore connections between Passover and Easter