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Year 3

Year 3

Attenborough class

In the Autumn term, pupil learning is led by the curriculum vehicle ‘expressive art exhibition’ which allows pupils to respond to the critical question: ‘What does it mean to be human?’  This is supported by challenging texts which enhance pupil knowledge of identity and diversity, enabling them to develop emotional-intelligence and empathise with others.

Pupils begin the term with a Stone Age adventure day where they explore what life was like in the Stone Age period. Through their curriculum vehicle, they create pieces of art, poetry, dance, and drama to express their understanding of what being human means, and what this meant in the Stone Age. Year 3 focus on identity and embrace our diverse community, which is reflected in the unique art produced.

We are committed to achieving the 2030 agenda for sustainable development, and share the belief that ‘ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.’ – UN. We have a moral imperative to educate our pupils about how they can create a sustainable world and we empower them to teach others.

Year 3 Long Term Plan Autumn




Global perspectives

Identity and diversity

Character skill

Emotional intelligence

Attitude outcome

Identity and diversity

Positivity about the ways in which one is both like others and uniquely different.  

Value what contributes to own identity. 

Emotional intelligence

Adapt behaviour to consider feelings of others. 

Empathise with people in local and more distant contexts.  

Understand impacts of prejudice and discrimination. 


Stone Age adventure day

The children are visited by real life cave men and women who set up camp on the school field. They learn about life in the Stone Age, including how they ate and Stone Age art.

Critical question

What does it mean to be human?

Core texts



Defenders pitch invasion by Tom Palmer

The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley

Curriculum driver



Expressive art exhibition

Expressive art exhibition – Year 3 showcase their learning by displaying art and artefacts through time (images which represent identity/what it means to be human) and through performances (expressive dance).