GSO Test


Mrs Adam (Tomato Class) & Mrs Westerman (Grape Class) are your class teachers this year. This half term, your PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday. You will need to bring your reading log to school every day, making sure you read at least 5x a week. Homework will be handed out on a Thursday, to be marked together, as a class, on the following Tuesday.


Autumn 1 - What makes me special?

By exploring the characters of Lila (The Firework-Makers Daughter' and Nim (Nim's Island) the children will unpick the attributes determined, dedicated and motivated. The children will recognise the positives of these attributes and how they enabled the characters to fulful their ambitions. They will understand that barriers and stereotypes can be broken and how they can break down their own barriers.

The children will develop self-awareness about the skills and interests they have. After looking at their own skills, children will be able to articulate their aspirations for their futures.

Autumn 1 Overview

Autumn 1 Rationale

Autumn 1 Home Learning



Summer 2 - What have the Roman's done for us?

During our History-led topic this half-term, the children will explore the impact of the Roman invasion in Britain, and what life was like before they conquered. This project will build on the work that the children have completed earlier in Year 3, where they have studied the Stone Age through to the Bronze Age, a time when the Romans began to build their empire.

Throughout the topic, children will look at why the Romans invaded Britain, as well as the legacy of the invasion and the impact on life in Britain, and within the Roman Empire. The project does not only aim to increase the depth of the children’s factual knowledge and understanding, but it will also focus on developing the children’s historical enquiry and chronology skills.

At the end of the topic, the children will become historians and create a living museum in the Mocktail Bar, showcasing their research and demonstrating their understanding. 

Summer 2 Overview

Summer 2 Rationale

Summer 2 Home Learning

Summer 1 - Who's afraid of the big, bad wolf?

During the topic, opportunities will be given to look at things from different viewpoints and to develop an understanding that there are at least two sides to every story. Using a range of subjects and skills, children will gather evidence to be able to consider whether the wolf is guilty or innocent. Speaking and listening skills feature highly in this topic as children have the opportunity to speak in both formal and informal discussion, supported through drama.

To conclude our project, we will hold a court of law, where the wolf will be put on trial. The judge will listen to the evidence and come to a conclusion as to whether the wolf is sentenced as guilty or innocent.

Summer 1 Overview

Summer 1 Rationale

Summer 1 Home Learning

Spring 2 - Are we nearly there yet?

Throughout this topic, we will be geographers. We will learn about National Parks; What are they? Where they are? They will become tour guides for the Lake District and create a tourism poster that they will share with an audience. Linking back to the environment closer to home, the children will explore Brighton Hill and how the land is used. They will write persuasive arguments about why the green spaces should be protected.

Spring 2 Overview

Spring 2 Rationale

Spring 2 Home Learning

Spring 1 - What's your toy's story?

The children will be introduced to the characters of Woody and Buzz from Toy Story. They will unpick each character’s strengths and differences, and make inferences about likes and dislikes. By studying body language, the children will understand better the self-esteem of characters and themselves. Through discussion in groups, the children will unpick the question “Who is the most important toy in the toy box?” and how everyone belongs and brings different strengths.

By using further extracts from the visual text of the Toy Story film, the children will focus on the central idea that everyone has a positive contribution to make. Using their Design Technology work, they will write a narrative which involves their moving toy. 

Spring 1 Overview

Spring 1 Rationale

Spring 1 Home Learning

Spring 1 Key Questions

Autumn 2 - What makes me special?

In the stories ‘The Firework-Makers Daughter’ and ‘Nim’s Island’, the main characters Lila and Nim demonstrate particular attributes: determined, dedicated and motivated; children will recognise these strengths and understand how they enable them both to fulfil their dream. Through their determination to succeed, Lila and Nim show that barriers and stereotypes can be broken – the children will be able to recognise their own barriers and work towards breaking them down.

 The children will develop self-awareness about the skills and interests they have. After looking at their own skills, children will be able to articulate their aspirations for their futures.

Autumn 2 Overview

Autumn 2 Rationale

Autumn 2 Home Learning

Autumn 1 - Lost in Time

The children were challenged to bring the Stone Age, Bronze and Iron Age to life. Through recreating life during this time and recounting events, our historians created and presented an assembly to their parents and carers, as well as the whole school. The assembly explain how everyday life changed through this important period of history. In order to ensure a greater understanding of chronology, the children also studied the theme of tools and farming, linking this to modern day life and how inventions throughout history have impacted on farming.

Autumn 1 Overview

Autumn 1 Rationale

Autumn 1 Home Learning