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Fawbert & Barnard's Primary School

Learning for Life

Y3 Curriculum

This term we will be looking at 'Our Wonderful World'


We will be starting our topic by looking at where we live!  We will be learning about The United Kingdom and how it is divided into counties.  We will look at the features of the landscape and how it changes across the country.  We will then take a close look at the county of Essex.


We will be learning some lovely songs, listening to the English composer Vaughn Williams and having a go at writing some music based on one of his famous pieces for violin and orchestra. We will continue to learn the recorder in each lesson.


Our challenge for the term, is become really good at drawing 3D shapes.  Our focus artist will be M.C. Escher and we will link our work on the modern architecture and sculpture in Harlow to some of his townscapes.

Design Technology

We will be learning about ports, as part of our work on Essex, so we will be making a boat that can move!  This will also support our work in science.


In science our focus for the whole term is forces.  We will be looking at how and why objects move.


Our learning for outside P.E. will be tennis.  The children will learn to hold a racquet correctly and hit the ball with increasing accuracy.

We will also be doing dance, and we will be creating our own Essex country-dance!


We will start to look at this later in the term. Our focus will be programming.


In R.E. we will be looking closely at the importance of rules in religion.  After our study of Moses and the Jewish people, we will now be looking at Islam and the Qur’an.


We will be reading James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl in class, and using it for some of our reading comprehension work. We will also be reading books about England and Essex in particular. The children will be writing stories based on the book, The Journey, by Aaron Becker. They will also be doing some research into the county of Essex and writing some information reports on what they have discovered.


In maths we will be extending our work on multiplication and division and start to multiply and divide a two-digit number with a one-digit number.