Year 3

Autumn 1

Tribal Tales

The children will be stepping back in time to become Northfield Historians. They will head back to prehistoric times to learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. What must it have been like to have no technology at all? What would you have seen? What tribal tales would you have to tell?

Autumn 2


Children will be exploring the overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies, that occur within the Earth. They will discover the roles of the tectonic plates and the impacts of when they collide. They will discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters, and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. They will research the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time. Watch out! Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?



Children will engage in a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, vulnerable vegetables and tantalizing treats. They will: research the key nutrition groups; discover the common and scientific bone names; explore their taste buds and design a healthy snack for others. Children will debate whether we should kick start our day with a healthy breakfast. They will look closer at the role of sugar within everyday foods. Do you know what your body needs to be healthy? Can you make a healthy breakfast or snack?



The children will be following the flow of the river, from their humble beginnings, to the raging rapids in the mountains and in to the sea. Children pull on your wellies and wade right in… How deep does it go? How fast does it travel? They will hop on an imaginary boat and explore some of the world’s majestic rivers – the Agua Azul, the Thames, the Amazon, the Nile and the Soca. Children will become part of the local news team; it’s their task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from? How will we clean our waters of all of this plastic?