At Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, it is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferable life skills such as fairness and respect.
Our PE curriculum is based on an enhanced model of progression from Years 3-6 and this has been devised by our PE subject leader. This progression has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of KS objectives in the National Curriculum. Our long term plan is broad and balanced, allowing children to access a wide variety of high-quality PE and sports provision. The long term plan begins by focussing on the fundamental skills (ABC) and then moving onto skills and activities that can lead to different sports. Further up the school, we start making the links between sports and finally in years 5 and 6, it becomes more sport specific as we get them ready for secondary school. Children are given plenty of opportunities to build upon prior knowledge, allowing children to know more, and remember more. Children are given plenty of opportunities to take part in competitive sports throughout the year. We use PE Passport as our PE scheme in order to develop our teacher’s CPD. Teachers are encouraged to use this, alongside their professional judgement when planning their lessons. Provision is enhanced through the use of the Sports Premium Funding and are covered by the 5 key performance indicators.
At Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, we want our music lessons to be fun, inspiring and engage our children through songs, lyrics and movement. We want the children to feel able and expressive, developing their own appreciation of music with the opportunities we provide as a school. All children are actively encouraged and given the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument, from standard classroom instruments to individual instrumental lessons with the visiting peripatetic staff.
Our aim at Freeman’s is to enable pupils to become creative and reflective learners who are able to express themselves fluently and confidently in a variety of different ways. Within the curriculum, Art will clearly contribute towards this, enabling pupils to respond thoughtfully to different learning and stimuli. Our artists should be able to develop their cultural understanding in a range of contexts, Art being one of them. We also want our pupils to understand that the perseverance and attentiveness needed to complete an Art and Design project leads to personal pride and gratification. We aim to facilitate opportunities for our pupils to produce high quality outcomes by dedicating time, providing quality resources and facilitating learning opportunities which lead to a final piece of week of a high standard. Artwork is displayed across the school to celebrate and inspire others.
At Freeman’s Endowed CE Junior Academy, our Geography curriculum is designed to provoke and provide answers to questions about physical and human aspects of the world, developing the children’s knowledge of their local area from KS1, to the UK, Europe and beyond. We believe that our Geography teaching should instil a love of Geography in all our children and develop an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, which will remain with our children for the rest of their lives.
Through high quality teaching, our curriculum will develop the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places. We will study and compare the human and physical geography of cities, counties, regions and countries across the world, through the use of visual stimuli, and a variety of scaled maps and online maps, such as google earth. Topics such as Rivers, Mountains, Earthquakes and Volcanoes will develop an understanding of how our earth was formed, whilst challenging the children’s thinking of the impact on the humans around these areas. Children will become competent in the use of 6 figure grid references and the 8 compass directions. Lessons will encourage children to read and interpret data, then compare and present information to demonstrate a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.
We aim to develop the following essential characteristics of geographers:
- An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world
- A comprehensive understanding of the ways in which places are interdependent and interconnected
- An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary
- Fluency in complex, geographical enquiry and the ability to apply questioning skills, as well as effective presentation techniques
- The ability to reach clear conclusions and explain their findings
- Excellent fieldwork skills as well as other geographical aptitudes and techniques
- The ability to express well-balanced opinions, rooted in very good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment
- A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity about the world and the people who live here.
The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Freeman’s and also to their further education and beyond.
Year 3 Curriculum Maps
Year 3 Updates
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis. You could use the questions in their reading diary for ideas. Ensuring that your child is regularly practicing their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.