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KS2 Curriculum (Years 3 & 4)

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(not all activities may be covered).

Year 3

Autumn Term - Why are humans animals too?

What are the similarities between humans and animals in the way we eat and the way we move? Why can’t snails jump? Pupils explore skeletal structures and muscles and what keeps them healthy.

Autumn Term – Set in Stone

This unit explores the lives and legacy of early Britons and settlers, including those who lived during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.  Pupils will have the opportunity to consider how and why the why the ways of life adopted by prehistoric people slowly changed over time.

Autumn Term – What’s the attraction?

In this unit pupils explore a range of magnetic materials and their uses including compasses, which they use to explore the school grounds.  They create maps and use grid references to help them complete a treasure hunt.

 

Spring Term – Art on your doorstep

This is an Art based unit looking at famous local artists and sculptors. The pupils will find out who the famous artists are in their town and how they have contributed to the diverse artistic history of this country.

Spring Term – Shake, Rock and Roll

This unit explores rocks and Earthquakes, how and where they occur.  The pupils will find out about fossils and diamonds, lava and coal and everything in between!

Spring Term – Around the World in 20 days

This unit encourages planning a travel challenge collecting information and artefacts and presenting as a holiday package. 

 

Summer Term – From Source to sea

This geography based unit pupils will follow the course of river from its source to its destination. They will look at how the land alongside the river is used and what might be found there.

Summer Term – What did the Romans do for us?

Sewage systems; the calendar; paved roads; turnips and carrots are all things that were introduced to Britain by the Romans. But where did they come from and why were they here?

Summer Term –Shadow Dancers

In this unit pupils will explore different light sources and how they create reflections, shadows and patterns. They will look at how the position of a country in the world affects how much light it receives and find out about phenomena such as The Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun.

 

Year 4

Autumn Term – Where does my food go? – Chewing and Pooing

This unit is an exploration of how our bodies use the food we eat, how we use our teeth and how our bodies deal with waste.  

Autumn Term –Were the Dark ages dark?

This unit explores the Viking Invasion and how this affected our land.

Autumn Term – Batteries included

Pupils become electrical wizards who have the power to make lights work!

 

Spring Term – Dragons fact or fiction?

This unit looks at the mythology surrounding Dragons around the world. Why are there so many stories about them and why do they fascinate us so much?

Spring Term – The good, the bad and the ugly

In this unit pupils will study the history of Crime and punishment. They will find out about some of Great Britain’s most notorious criminals and how the Police force was set up to catch them!

Spring Term – Sounding off

This unit explores sounds and music across different subject areas. Pupils will answer questions such as how are different sounds made? How do our ears work? Do animals and humans hear in the same way?

 

Summer Term– Amazing Amazon

As well as studying the river, the land surrounding it and the people who populate it, pupils will also study some of the more unusual aspects of this amazing river.

Summer Term – It’s a Small World

This unit will focus on how different individuals and groups of people have moved to a local area and bought about positive change.

Summer Term – A place for Everything

This unit focuses on habitats and how animals and plants are adapted to suit them. It also explores how vulnerable habitats can be to change. Pupils will find out about a local habitat through field studies.