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Year 3

Autumn 1 - Light

During Autumn 1 we are working scientifically by: 

  • Recognising that light is needed to see things and dark is the absence of light
  • Explaining how light can be reflected
  • Investigating how shadows are formed and find patterns in the way they change


Autumn 2 and Spring 1 - Animals including humans 

During Autumn 2 we are working scientifically by: 

  • Exploring how animals get nutrition through their food
  • Investigating the nutritional content of a packed lunch
  • Identifying that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support and movement
  • Identifying bones within the skeleton
  • Sorting animals by vertebrates and invertebrates


Spring 2 - Rocks

During Spring 1 we are working scientifically by:

  • Comparing rocks using scientific language to describe their properties
  • Grouping rocks according to their properties
  • Testing different properties of rocks
  • Describing how fossils are formed