Each topic that children study is supported by a number of resources. In addition to the resources that children will use in class, the resources below are also relevant to the topics being studied by children in Year 3 during the course of the school year.

Making use of these resources as a home learning activity helps children to achieve their curriculum objectives for the year.

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Autumn Term: Journey and Pilgrimage

The Supermarine Spitfire is perhaps the most iconinc British aircraft of all time and was used by the Allies throughout World War 2. It played a critical role in maintaining control of British airspace.

An RAF Spitfire fighter plane from World War 2

Topic Glossary

  • Allies: Countries (including Britain, France, the Soviet Union and the USA) who joined forces to fight the Axis Powers.
  • Blitz: German air raids, from a German word 'blitzkrieg' which means 'lightning war'.
  • Axis: Powers: Germany, Japan, Italy and other countries that were allies in World War 2.
  • British Empire: Countries ruled by Britain.
  • Christianity: The religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ, or its beliefs and practices.
  • Commonwealth: Group of friendly countries almost all of which were once part of the British Empire.
  • Concentration camp: Prison where Jews and other prisoners were kept by the Nazis.
  • Freedom: The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants.
  • Holocaust: Mass murder of Jews and other people by the Nazis.
  • Islam: The religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.
  • Justice: Just behaviour or treatment.
  • Liberate: To free from an enemy's control.
  • Nazi: Short for National Socialist Party (in Germany), a follower of Hitler was also called a Nazi.
  • Propaganda: Controlling news media (such as radio) to show your side in the best way.
  • Refugee: A person forced to leave their home, often by war.
  • Resistance: Fighting back in an occupied country, for example by refusing to help the enemy.
  • United Nations: Organization set up in 1945 by the Allies to work for world peace.


Spring Term: The Hunt

The Jurassic Cost is a world heritage site on the south west cost of England, famous for the abundance of fossils that can be found in its rocks, some of which were discoverd by Mary Anning.

An Ammonite fossil, commonly found on the Jurrasic coast.

Topic Glossary

  • Adaption: the process of change by which an organism or species becomes better suited to its environment
  • Evolution: a scientific theory used by biologists. It explains how living things change over a long time, and how they have come to be the way they are
  • Natural Selection: the process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring
  • Variation: the presence of differences between living things of the same species fossilisation- a process of preserving a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
  • Darwin: an English natural historian and geologist proponent of the theory of evolution by natural selection
  • Evidence: facts or information indicating whether a belief, proposition or event is true or valid
  • Survival of the Fittest: animals and plants suited to the conditions they live in are more likely stay alive and produce other animals and plants than those that are not suited characteristics- a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them
  • Hereditary: the passing on of characteristics from one generation to the next
  • Genes: provide the instructions on what is the plant or animal, what it looks like, how it is to survive, and how it will interact with its surrounding environment
  • Organism: an individual animal, plant, or single-celled life form. chronology- the arrangement of events or dates in the order of their occurrence


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One or more copies of each book shown on this page is available for children to refer to in the school library.