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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Our Curriculum

Below is a breakdown of the National curriculum topics covered in Years 3 and 4.

Southfields Primary School – Long Term Plan

Year 3 2017 - 2018

Year 3 Autumn term-

Rocky Foundations

We are Stone Age warriors, survivors of the bleak, harsh, frozen lands which once dominated our world. We are the hunter gatherers, nomadic travellers, the first crop gatherers and magic makers. We are the world’s first creators, scientists and communicators.

We designed and nurtured this world you live in. You are here because of us. So are you ready to travel back in time to a place where it all began? Are you ready to discover what we did for you?

Year 3 Spring term-

Ancient Greeks

Come and join us as we discover different ancient Greek cities and find out how they were ruled.

Learn how the Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago! Find out what events were at the ancient Olympics.

Ever wondered what everyday life was  like in ancient Greece? Greek culture has shaped our world through their epic battles, gleaming white temples and their amazing philosophers.

Year 3 Summer term-

Join us as we head 5,000 years back in time to discover  fascinating facts about  ancient Egypt. Join us as we discover a new language and look at different methods of written communication as they had over 700 hieroglyphics unlike our 26 letters of the alphabet.

So come and learn how to write your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics as well as discovering what would happen to you when you died. Do you wish to find out how your brain would be pulled out of your nose?  

Come along with us on this exciting journey to learn more.

Southfields Primary School – Long Term Plan

Year 3 2017 - 2018


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Stig of the Dump, Cave Boy, Stone Age Boy.

•           Fiction


Non-Chronological Reports

•           Poetry

•           Instructions

  • Adventure stories
  • Fiction 2: Plays and dialogues
  • Fiction 3: Rivers, mountains and coasts



  • Poetry 1: Traditional poems
  • Poetry 2: Shape poems
  • Poetry 3: Animal poems

Mystery Stories

Myths and legends

Non-chronological reports

Reading and exploring mystery stories

Writing a mystery story set in Ancient Egypt.

Character descriptions, setting descriptions

Creating atmosphere

Poetry – creating images

Analyse different styles of poetry

Write a poem that creates images

Similes, metaphors and alliteration

Create an archeologic dig


Stepping Stones to Success- Parent workshop coffee morning – dates to follow

•           4 operations

•           Place value

•           Problem solving

•           Online learning- RM Easi Maths, Mathletics


•           Place value and money

•           Addition and subtraction

•           Multiplication and division

•           Measurement and data


            Addition, subtraction and money

•           Place value and sequences

•           Multiplication and division

•           Shape, data and measures

•           Fractions

•           Addition and subtraction

•           Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

To revise the 4 operations

To count from 0 in multiples of 4 and 8

To recall and use multiplication facts for the 3 and 4 times tables

To write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication using the multiplication tables you know

Solve problems including missing numbers involving multiplication and division

To write and calculate mathematical statements for division using the multiplication tables you know

To tell and write the time from an analogue clock

To estimate and read time to the nearest minute

To recognise 3D shapes in different orientations

To identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines


Rocks & Soils

Animals, including humans (skeleton and parts of the body)

Forces and Magnets


Healthy Eating

Light and Shadow




Tribal Chants






Instrument lessons- recorders- historical tunes




Continents and Countries of the World

- Locate the world’s continents and countries, using maps

- Locate countries of Europe


- use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key


Human and physical geography - rivers (The Nile)


(Half termly)

Stone Age

(Early Neolithic Hunter Gathers) to the Bronze Age (Local History Study - Flag Fen)

- Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age


The Ancient Greeks


Ancient Egyptians

- The achievements of the earliest civilizations



Portraits and life drawing

- measuring proportion, introduction to various media charcoal, pastel, sketching


Cave paintings

Clay Pots

(Flag Fen)

- Stretching paper to prepare for watercolour, mixing watercolour, brush techniques, observation

•           Mosaics

•           3D art-Roman and Greek busts


Printing (history link - Egyptian)

- Paper/plant materials, tiles, fabric, pattern matching, symmetry, repeated pattern



Safe shelters

•           Design a portable shelter

•           Hunter gatherers


Greek sandals

  • Design and create your own sandals
  • Healthy eating smoothies with Mediterranean fruits

3D product Textiles

(link to history - Egyptian Headdress)


  • Animation- Volcanoes
  • Bug fixers



•           Scratch

Writing programs and algorithms

Create an Etch a Sketch

Design and program your own game linked to a maze (Pacman)



New Relationships

New Relationships

Living in the wider world

Living in the wider world

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing


Symbols & Judaism

The Christmas Story

People & the Community

Easter story

Islam- Expressing Islamic faith through art

Look at different types of Islamic artwork and think about how it makes you feel

Sequencing artwork depicting the story of Muhammed

Create your own piece of expressive art



Stone Age dance


Netball / Basketball / Badminton

Outdoor Athletics

Track & Field / Tennis

Swimming, Cricket & Rounders


Flag Fen (History topic)

Aylmerton– Residential

Conkers- Science


Southfields Primary School – Long Term Plan

Year 4 2017 - 2018


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


















Animals & Humans

*Teeth & digestion

States of Matter

Living things and their habitats

Dangers to living things



Pentatonic Scale

Choral Performance




Countries & Cities Maps

Physical Features: countries & continents

Mighty Mountains



Using Maps

Outdoor Adventures: Orienteering


The Roman Empire & the impact on Britain


Anglo Saxons


Aspect of British History: study of Peterborough



Draw & Paint


Colour, Texture & Pattern



Clay Models


Fabric Printing




Electrical Systems – Simple circuits and switches

Mechanical Systems –

Levers and linkages



Food – Healthy and varied diet


Follow the Switched On scheme of Work.


New Beginnings

Getting on and Falling out

Going for Goals

No Bullying






People & the Community





Hockey / Gymnastics

Football / Dance

Netball / Basketball / Badminton

Outdoor Athletics

Track & Field / Tennis

Swimming, Cricket & Rounders


Roman Experience Day

Harry Potter World & Horstead – Residential

Peterborough Museum & Bewilderwood

Spellings and Vcabulary are key in Years 3 and 4. chidren need to ensure they are learning their spellings weekly as these will stand them in good stead  ready for years 5 & 6.

English Appendix 1: Spelling

Most people read words more accurately than they spell them. The younger pupils are, the truer this is.

By the end of year 1, pupils should be able to read a large number of different words containing the GPCs that they have learnt, whether or not they have seen these words before. Spelling, however, is a very different matter. Once pupils have learnt more than one way of spelling particular sounds, choosing the right letter or letters depends on their either having made a conscious effort to learn the words or having absorbed them less consciously through their reading. Younger pupils have not had enough time to learn or absorb the accurate spelling of all the words that they may want to write.

This appendix provides examples of words embodying each pattern which is taught. Many of the words listed as ‘example words’ for years 1 and 2, including almost all those listed as ‘exception words’, are used frequently in pupils’ writing, and therefore it is worth pupils

learning the correct spelling. The ‘exception words’ contain GPCs which have not yet been taught as widely applicable, but this may be because they are applicable in very few age- appropriate words rather than because they are rare in English words in general.

The word-lists for years 3 and 4 and years 5 and 6 are statutory. The lists are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell. Some of the listed words may be thought of as quite challenging, but the 100 words in each list can easily be taught within the four years of key stage 2 alongside other words that teachers consider appropriate.

Word list – years 3 and 4

Years 3 and 4 word lists

Years 3 and 4 word lists

Years 3 and 4 word lists

Years 3 and 4 word lists

accident(ally) actual(ly) address answer appear

arrive believe bicycle breath breathe build

busy/business calendar caught

centre century certain circle complete consider continue decide describe different difficult


early earth eight/eighth enough exercise experience experiment extreme famous favourite February forward(s) fruit grammar group

guard guide heard heart height history imagine increase important interest


knowledge learn

length library material medicine mention minute natural naughty notice



often opposite ordinary particular peculiar perhaps popular position possess(ion) possible potatoes pressure probably


purpose quarter question recent regular reign remember sentence separate special straight strange strength suppose surprise therefore

though/although thought

through various weight


For more information on year 3 and 4 word lists please visit the link below:
Attached below is our middle school element of our calculations policy. These will be the methods of calculation that we will be working on during the middle school phase.
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