Year 3 Spring Term 2020

Foundation Subjects

 “A World of Difference”


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 – “Biomes and Extreme Earth”

  • Can locate and explain the significance of the northern and southern hemispheres and the Arctic and Antarctic circles.
  • Can describe how geographical location affects vegetation and biomes.
  • Can compare biomes and vegetation across 2 differing locations
  • Can describe how humans can improve as well as damage the environment.
  • 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 talk about the lives and achievements of Cleopatra of Julius Caesar.

·         Can talk about the failed invasion attempt of Britain by Julius Caesar.

·         Can describe British resistance to The Roman invasion e.g. Boudica

·         Can debate whether a person or event had a positive or negative impact on life in Britain.

·         Can describe The Roman Empire by AD 42 and the power of its army.

Art and Design

  • Can talk and give an opinion on the work of Freida Kahlo.
  • Can use a range of materials to add line, texture, shade and colour.
  • Is beginning to draw familiar things (rocks) from different view points.
  • 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