Year 3 Summer Term Topic Information
Emperors and Empires - History
In the Emperors and Empires project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.
Plant Nutrition and Reproduction - Science
In the Plant Nutrition and Reproduction project, your child will learn to link plant structure to function and identify plant parts associated with water transport and reproduction. They will build on prior learning, naming and describing the function of different parts of flowering plants, including the roots, stems, leaves and flowers. Your child will observe fibrous roots and taproots and investigate how water and nutrients are transported in plants. Your child will create the life cycle of a flowering plant and learn the parts and functions of flower parts. They will ask scientific questions about pollination and research to find the answers. They will learn about seed formation and dispersal and identify how the structure of seeds aid dispersal.
Mosaic Masters - Art & Design
This project teaches children about the history of mosaics, before focusing on the colours, patterns and themes found in Roman mosaic. The children learn techniques to help them design and make a mosaic border tile.
Light and Shadows - Science
In the Light and Shadows project, your child will learn that light is a form of energy essential to life on Earth. They will learn that dark is the absence of light and that the Sun is Earth's main source of light and heat. They will identify light sources and reflectors and discuss their differences. They will investigate materials to discover which are reflective and which are non-reflective. They will use their results to identify the qualities of reflective and non-reflective materials and discuss the need for reflective materials in everyday life. They will learn the importance of staying safe in the Sun and investigate sun creams. They will learn about shadows and how they change shape when a light source moves. They will investigate whether transparent, translucent and opaque materials cast shadows and discuss their uses. They will ask scientific questions about light, reflectors and shadows and research to find the answers. They will complete their learning by investigating how shadows change during the day.
Beautiful Botanicals - Art & Design
This project teaches children about the genre of botanical art. They create natural weavings, two-colour prints and beautiful and detailed botanical paintings of fruit.
Greenhouses - Design & Technology
This project teaches children about the purpose, structure and design features of greenhouses, and compares the work of two significant greenhouse designers. They learn techniques to strengthen structures and use tools safely. They use their learning to design and construct a mini greenhouse.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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