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Shirley Avenue




BD19 4NA


Year 3: Autumn 1 Curriculum


Autumn 1: Meet The Flintstones! Children learn about prehistoric Britain from stone age to iron age, discovering how the first humans came to Britain, how they lived and what developments were made during each era.

Create A Spark

Each unit of work will begin with a stimulating activity to inspire curiosity and launch the unit.

Steps To Success

  • Respect: respect for the struggles of our ancestors and thankfulness for the things we have.
  • Resilience: learn how difficult survival was and think about what we can learn from our ancestors


We follow the White Rose Maths Hub scheme of work.

National Curriculum Objectives covered throughout the first half of the Autumn term:



Rocks, Fossils and Soils

Working scientifically:

  • Asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • Identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.


Key Bible Story: The Trials Of Job

Children learn about the concept of faith and link it to the covenant between God and Abraham and Moses. They explore the concept of faith for Christians and Jews and why both religions believe that it is important. They consider why having faith is so important.

Key Bible passages:

  • Genesis 15:1-21 – God’s agreement with Abraham;
  • Exodus 19:20  – the Ten Commandments;
  • Deuteronomy 29:1-29 and 30:1-20 – Renewal of covenant;
  • Jeremiah 31:33 – I will write it on their hearts;
  • John 13:34 – A new commandment I give you: love one another;
  • Luke 22:14-30 – New covenant- new kingdom

Spiritual: What would stone age people make of our homes today? Are our lives better or worse today? Can you imagine how Britain would have looked in the stone age- describe it. What did stone age people believe about life/the world?

Moral: What if woolly mammoths roamed the earth today? How can we prevent animal extinction? Is there anything we can do to prevent to loss of endangered animals today?

Social: What tools do we have now that people in the stone age didn’t? How would our lives be different without them? How has the development of farming helped humans to thrive? What do we do with the free time we have? Do we spend it wisely?

Cultural: Has art always been important to people? What evidence is there in the UK of our ancestors? What evidence can be found around the world? How and why do we preserve this evidence?

How do Jews remember God’s covenant with Abraham and Moses?

  • Re-tell some Jewish stories and consider their importance.
  • Discover how Jews express their faith through rituals and actions.
  • Express ideas about the rituals and practices which demonstrate  belonging to a  community


To follow

WE Schools

No specific focus during this half term.


English in Year 3 will focus on:

  • The First Drawing, Mordicai Gerstein (Descriptions, imaginative writing)
  • How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth, Michelle Robinson (Instructions)
  • Stone Age Boy, Satoshi Kitamura (Non-chronical reports)


Life in the Stone Age

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Children learn about changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Essential skills:

  • I can describe events from the past using dates when things happened.
  • I can use a timeline within a specific period of history to set out the order that things may have happened.
  • I can use my mathematical knowledge to work out how long ago events happened.
  • I can use research skills to find answers to specific historical questions.


Charanga: Let your spirit fly

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Essential skills:

  • I can sing a tune with expression.
  • I can play clear notes on instruments.
  • I can create repeated patterns with different instruments.
  • I can use musical words to describe a piece of music and compositions.
  • I can use musical words to describe what I like and do not like about a piece of music.


Iconography: Cave paintings, charcoal and cartoons

National Curriculum Objectives:

  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]

Essential skills:

  • I can use sketches to produce a final piece of art.
  • I can create a background using a wash.
  • I recognise when art is from different historical periods.


To follow


To follow

Enrich Drivers

  • Experiences: Stone Age reenactment visitor
  • Preparedness for modern life & independence: Care for the environment- how can we make our outdoor environment more beautiful?
  • Wellbeing: Emotional literacy; building resilience the stone age way – how can we follow their example?
  • Aspiration & Curiosity: No specific focus during this half term.

Let Your Light Shine

The unit will culminate with a piece of work designed to celebrate the pupils’ learning.

End Of Year Expectations