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Year 3


Year 3

Summer Term 2

Out of Africa

In Year 3 we are exploring our theme ‘Out of Africa’ through The Village that Vanished’ by Ann Grifalconi. We hope this will inspire and motivate us as learners in these areas:


As Readers, we will be reading ‘The Village that Vanished’ by Ann Grifalconi. We will immerse ourselves in a range of literature to support our writing outcomes.


As Writers, we will be using rich language to retell ‘The Village that Vanished’. We will also be writing our own version of the story. For our non-fiction writing, we will be writing a non-chronological report on an African animal.


As Mathematicians, we will continue working on problems that involve telling time. We will also be exploring properties of shapes, and learn about measuring mass and capacity.


As Scientists, we will be investigating animals including humans.  We will be identifying that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food. We will also investigate how they get nutrition from what they eat.


As Historians, we will continue exploring the life of the Anglo-Saxons.

As Geographers, we will be exploring the continent of African, focusing on African biomes such as the Sahara Desert and Congo rainforest.

As Artists and Designers, we will be using watercolour to paint rainforests and African scenery.

As Theologians, we will continue exploring Hinduism and look at the major principles which underpin the religion.

As Computer Scientists, we will be using Storyjumper to create digital story books.