The first topic of the year is ‘Stones and Bones’, the children will learn about the different prehistoric ages including the stone age and iron age. Autumn 2 will have a geographical trade focus and this topic will be called ‘Chocolate’. The topic for Spring 1 is called ‘Monsters’ where the children will enjoy an art focused unit. In Spring 2, the book by Ted Hughes called the Iron Man is our text driver and links closely to our computing curriculum. ‘Money, Money, Money’ is our first topic in the summer term, this involves the introduction of budgeting money and learning about the economical factors that can impact a city near us. Our final topic of the year is Tudors and we ask a historical question linked to our local Tudor history.
Our English curriculum is text driven. Each term there is a core text which is the stimulus for the reading and writing learning journeys. Throughout the year the children will write for a range of audiences and purposes and apply their developing skills. Children are taught spelling using the No Nonsense Spelling programme. We encourage reading for pleasure and there is a class story time at the end of every day.
During Year 3 and Year the children continue to develop their mathematical knowledge to ensure they are increasingly confident with whole numbers and the four operations, including number facts and the concept of place value. This should ensure that pupils develop efficient written and mental
methods and perform calculations accurately with increasingly large whole numbers. Children are taught these operations using concrete objects, pictorially and mental and written methods. They will develop their knowledge of the number system by solving a range of problems, including with simple fractions and decimal place value. They will deepen their knowledge of shapes and ensure they can use measuring instruments with accuracy. As children enter Year 3 they will focus first on learning the 3, 4 and 8 times. By the end of Year 4 they will be expected to know all their times tables up to 12.
For further details of our Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum see our curriculum documents below: