It’s All Greek to me/ Around the world in 80 Days
- Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.
- Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.
- Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.
Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
- Turn data into a pictogram or block graph
- Choose an appropriate unit of measure to measure length / height of plants – solve problems involving conversions.
- Compare and order lengths of plants.
- Write instructions on how to care for plants
- Explanation on what plants need to live
Science: NUTRITION and SKELETONS
- Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition and they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
- Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
- Divide plate using fractions into healthy portions
- Create a tally and turn data into a pictogram or block graph about the amount of each food types which are eaten by Y3
- Write a persuasive leaflet on staying healthy
Write an informational leaflet on the muscles of the body and how they work.
History: ANCIENT GREECE (teach 1st half of the term)
- Know which countries were part of the Ancient Greek empire.
- Know the dates of the Ancient Greek era.
- Know what made Ancient Greek fighters so powerful.
- Investigate whether the battle of Marathon was a great victory for the Greeks.
- Know who the Ancient Greeks worshipped and why.
- Know what happened in Greek theatre.
- Find out through sources about the importance of Olympic games.
- Learn about the key Greek monuments (eg: The Parthenon and the Acropolis.)
- Find out about democracy
- Order and compare numbers up to 2000 by looking at a timeline
- Place different civilisations on a timeline based on given years.
- Word problems about the Ancient Greek fighters involving fractions.
- Solve puzzles and problems involving the Olympic games.
- Use angles to create times on a sun time
Write a short fact file about one of the Roman leaders
Write an interview with one of the first Olympians
Write a description of a Greek god.
Write a letter home from a Greek fighter’s point of view
Write an eye-witness account of the first Olympic games
Write a postcard from Athens
Write a non-chronological report or newspaper article about the battle of Marathon.
Retell a Greek myth
Geography: LOCATING COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD.
- Use a range of maps, atlases and globes and digital computing mapping to identify countries.
- Revise the continents.
- Locate the main countries of each continent on a map.
- Locate and label the main countries of Europe.
- To identify Russia on a map.
- Know that Russia is in both Europe and Asia.
- Locate Greece on a map.
- Use 8 compass points to say where countries are located on map.
Use grid references to locate countries on a map.
- Compare data about different countries around the world.
- Present information about population of countries in line graphs or bar charts
- Use compass directions to describe the locations on a map
- Use directional language to compare countries of the world.
Write a postcard from different countries around the world.
Write a non-chronological report about Russia – looking at which continent it is in.
Create a menu inspired by a given country
Art: CREATE A MODERN DESIGN FOR A GREEK/Russian VASE
- Explore images on Greek vases.
- Discuss what images on Greek vases represent.
- Design own symbols and signs to represent everyday events in their life.
- Discuss and explain the symbols to the class.
Represent signs and symbols in picture form.
D.T: MAKE AN ALARMED BOX TO PROTECT ELGIN’S MARBLES
- Know what alarm systems are used for.
- Look at ways in which different types of switches work.
- Talk about possible output warning devices (flash a light, buzz)
- Brainstorm ideas for the design of an alarmed box.
- Plan an alarmed box on paper.
Build the alarmed box and evaluate the product.
- Music: Play in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing instruments with increasing accuracy.
- Improvise music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music.
- Listen with attention to detail to sounds.
- Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music.
- Develop an understanding of the history of music.
Develop an understanding of the history of music.
P.E: games, athletics and dance (Please see Val Sabin scheme of work)
R.E: SEE AGREED SYLLABUS – CHRISTAINITY – unit 4, BUDDHISM – unit 1
Computing: Robots, controls and sensors
- Know about and describe simple stored programs in everyday devices and systems
- Identify and explore sensors used in real world systems
- Use a data logger to measure and record environmental data as part of science or geography topics
- Plan and write a simple program to control a physical system (eg Lego) or robot
Identify and de-bug errors in their own/others code
Entitlement and enrichment: Visit “Little Russia” in Tottenham; the Natural History Museum; London Zoo, The British Museum
Topic writing links: (please teach during Friday’s literacy lesson and work in topic/Science books:
- Create a top trumps style card about a Greek god.
- Write a description of the different Greek gods.
- Create an information book about the Ancient Greeks.
- Write an eye-witness account about the battle of Marathon.
- Create an Ancient Greek menu
- Write a playscript to be performed at a Greek theatre (link in with myths work)
- Create a powerpoint about the Olympics
- Write a simple information guide about the Parthenon/Acropolis
- Write an advert persuading people to visit the Parthenon/Acropolis
- Write a postcard from Greece
- Write asset of instructions about buried Ancient Greek treasure linked to the 8 compass points
- Write a non-chronological report about one of the continents.
Create a booklet about different plants found in the local area.
Literacy books which link to the topic:
- Aesop’s fables
- Greek myths
- Tales of Greek Heroes
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Maths topic Links: (work to be in topic/Science books)
Measure/data-handling – Science
Co-ordinates – geography