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Summer Term Year 3




Author Study (Summer 1) –

This author focus unit provides opportunities for pupils to explore the work of Roald Dahl. The children will study the following books: ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’, ‘The Twits’ and ‘Fantastic Mr Fox’.


Multi- Genre: The Pied Piper Of Hamelin (Summer 2) –

This unit has a strong focus on developing pupils’ spoken language skills through using a wider range of drama conventions that take pupils to imaginary lands and situations where there are dilemmas to explore and problems to be solved. Exploring the narrative poem ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin’ by Robert Browning presents pupils with a wide range of opportunities to speak, read and write for ‘real’ purposes.


Refer to the route through calculation policy.

Topics covered in the Summer Term are:

  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Properties of Shape
  • Mass and Capacity



Pupils carry out a long-term investigation of the factors that affect the growth of plants, observing and measuring their plants for the course of the unit.  They learn about the main functions of the different parts of a plant and will study the life cycle of a flowering plant, including studying the structure of a flower and the different methods of seed dispersal.


In History children will:

  • Know about the main characteristics of people and cultures that existed during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
  • Know about the lives of people in different periods, from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
  • Know about the main similarities and differences between societies that existed during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
  • Be able to give some reasons for particular events and changes.
  • Be able to gather information from simple sources.
  • Be able to use their knowledge and understanding to answer simple questions about people and cultures that existed during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
  • Understand that the past can be considered in terms of different time periods.
  • Understand that we can learn about the past using different sources.


Relationships –

  • Family roles and responsibilities
  • Friends
  • Staying safe
  • Global citizens


Changing Me –

  • How babies grow
  • Outside and inside body changes
  • Looking ahead to Year 4


Pupils take part in activities to help them answer the following questions:

  • What do I hope for? (Hanukkah)
  • How can Brahman be everywhere and in everything? (Hinduism)


During PE, children will learn to develop their co-ordination, balance and accuracy through a number of different lessons.


Pupils will learn how to program a robot to complete simple movements.

Creative curriculum

Art and D&T:

  • Painting in different textures
  • Pointillism
  • Scratch painting



In music we follow the Charanga scheme called ‘Bringing us Together’.


Children complete activities based on families.

Peterbrook Primary School, High Street, Solihull Lodge, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 1HR

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