Year 3 Curriculum
Peaks, Summits and Mountaineers
We begin 2020 with a Super Start, where the children will take part in a ‘mountaineering expedition’ to build their determination, perseverance and communication skills. All things that are needed to be a successful mountaineer! Our writing will be inspired by ‘The Abominables’ by Eva Ibbotson in English and ‘The Street Beneath My Feet’ in Science. As Geographers we will scale mountains across the globe including ‘The Three Peaks’ in England, Scotland and Wales and the Alps in Europe. We will travel back in time to 1953 to find out who was first to summit Mount Everest and the challenges they faced. For our Marvellous Middle we will be visited by the Open University’s School of Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences for a fantastic morning of rock-filled activities. In DT we will be exploring structures, axels, wheels and friction to build a mountain buggy. Our Fabulous Finish will be a visit from a mountaineer who will share his experience of climbing Mont Blanc and his most recent adventure where he will scaled El Capitan.
As part of our PHSE curriculum, we will be watching clips from Newsround to broaden the children’s understanding of current affairs.
Excellent manners are extremely important. Each week we will focus on strengthening a different social skill.
Our Topics This Year
Autumn 1 – Scrumdiddlyumptious
Autumn 2 – In the beginning…
Spring 1 – Peaks, Summits and Mountaineers
Spring 2 – World War Two
Summer 1 and Summer 2 – Ancient Egypt