Welcome to Autumn Term in Opal Class

Opal Class Autumn Curriculum Termly overview 2019


This term we will be reading the following text ‘Leon and the place between’ by Angela Mcallister and Grahame Baker-Smith, based on the theme of Magic and Wonder.

Children will write narratives, recounts and setting descriptions based on the book. They will also be using dramatic techniques in class.


Children will learn about number and place value. Geometry and measure, fractions as numbers, calculating patterns using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Also using statistics to represent data collected.


Topic: Ancient Egyptians

Children will learn about when Ancient Egypt civilisation first appeared. We will investigate the culture of Ancient Egyptians, their daily lives and religious beliefs.  We will learn about their great achievements; the development of the pyramids, the Egyptian writing and number system, their inventions and about some of their most famous pharaohs. Children will read and write hieroglyphics messages.


Children will be learning about where Egypt is located in the world using maps, atlases and globes. They will learn about the climate in this part of the world.


In Science the children will be learning about Animals including Humans. The children will develop an understanding of diet and how we need a balanced diet to grow, be active and maintain good health. The children will become familiar with food groups and will plan their own healthy meals.

This half term the children will also learn to name bones and understand why we have bones and joints in our bodies. They will be making their own moving skeletons! Children will be learning the similarities and differences between our skeletons and those of other animal animals.


Year 3 will be looking at the importance of the bible in the Christian faith, they will be learning what the bible teaches about faith and reflect on what faith means to us.


This term children will learn about keeping safe on the internet, how to log on safely using their school accounts, document saving and an awareness of online bullying.

Children will research information based on Ancient Egyptians.



  1. What makes a good friend?
  2. Dealing with issues that might arise in friendship

What is bullying?

  1. What bullying is, the different types of bullying
  2. To recognise bullying
  3. What to do if they witness or experience bullying.


Wednesday afternoon

Outdoor –Invasion games (hockey)

Indoor – Gymnastics/fitness


Homework will be set each Friday and handed in on the following Wednesday.

Please remember to read regularly and bring your signed reading log to school every day.

All children should be practicing their times table.