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Science – Year 3

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Essential Skills and Knowledge

  • I can identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  •  I can explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • I can investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • I can explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal
  • I can identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat
  • I can identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement
  • I can compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • I can describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock
  • I can recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter
  • I can recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • I can notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • I can recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • I can recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  • I can find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change
  • I can compare how things move on different surfaces
  • I can notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance
  • I can observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • I can compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials
  • I can describe magnets as having 2 poles
  • I can predict whether 2 magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing

 

Communication Skills

Working together Collaborative Skills

Problem Solving

  • I can ask relevant questions and use different types of scientific enquiries to answer them
    gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions
  •  I can report on findings from enquiries,including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions
  • I can use results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • I can use straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support my findings.
  • I work with a small group to carry out an experiment and ensure that the principles of fair testing are in place
  • I can direct the work of others during an investigation
  • I can persuade others to have a go at my idea, even though they may not readily agree with the idea in the first place
  • I can set up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests
  • I can identify differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes
  • I have my own ideas about how to find the answer to a question
  • I can carry out a fair test with some help
  • I think of the equipment I will need to carry out an investigation
  • I can carry out tests on rocks in order to identify them
  • I can use keys to classify rocks and soils
  • I can identify different types of rocks by doing a variety of tests on them
  • I can set up an investigation to test the strength of different types of magnets

 

Application of number

Information Technology

  • I can make systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers
  • I can record findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables
  • I make careful observations and measure:
  • Length, Mass, Capacity using standard measures
  • I can identify and group animals with and without skeletons and observe and compare their movement
  • I can record my results in tables, charts, graphs and pictograms
  • I look for patterns in my recorded measurements and try to explain them
  • I can interpret data about the factors that affect plant growth
  • I can read the intervals on different types of newton meters when investigating forces
  • I can measure shadow length and look for patterns to explain what happens to shadows when a light source moves
  • I use a spreadsheet to collect data and use this to draw charts or graphs
  • I use the computer to play science games in which I use my knowledge and understanding to find out answers
  • I can use various sources to research
  • I can use digital media to record changes
  • I can read and interpret data presented electronically
  • I can read and interpret data presented electronically
  • I can use a branching database from a software package
  • I can use a key to identify living things from a software package
  • I can use sensing equipment to make observations and readings of temperature
  • I use ICT to explain my hypothesis, my methods and my results
  • I know that a database can be searched by field
  • I can use a data logger to collect data

Reviewed Summer 2014 – New National Curriculum

  • "Nothing within teaching gives me greater pleasure than when a child exceeds their targets - seeing the pride in their face and setting the next challenge with them is extremely fulfilling. Within school, I look after 'Normanby University' which provides children with the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the school day."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."

     

    Mrs Brallisford

  • If you asked me what makes me proud about working in Year Six, I would say - the satisfaction of seeing how much confidence they have by the time we reach SATs ; going on and seeing how much they enjoy our specially designed 'Island ' residential with them in Summer term and the end of year show where I get to pretend to be a director!"  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "Year Six is my second home! I enjoy the challenge of teaching our children in their last year of Primary School and making it their most memorable.  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."  

    Mrs Brallisford, Year 6
  • "Working in Year 6 is a real privilege. I feel very lucky to be able to help the children leave Normanby Primary School having achieved their full potential and ready to start secondary school."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • “Learning about World War 2 was great. We found out what it was like to be an evacuee and even had a World War 2 Christmas party where we flipped the kipper and rolled the potato!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Our teachers get us ready for Secondary School”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “All the children take care of each other here. Words cannot describe how good this school is!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Normanby Primary School is great – we have the best teachers in the world. One of our fantastic P.E. coaches was even a professional footballer!"  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Year 6 is truly unique and fabulous – we use amazing technology like iPads to help us learn at home and in school”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “I got a sticker because I came in all by myself and that makes me happy!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I always want to be here; we build bat caves and learn letters and sounds.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’m happy because I can play with my friends.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s good because we have nice food and fresh water and some people in poor places don’t.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like it because it’s fun. We read a book and grow plants and flowers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like my teachers; they play with me and learn me numbers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s the bestest place because we get to learn every day!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’ve got my teachers. They’re nice and help me to learn.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “You get to play every day… and build; I like building!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “We go to Rainbow Room to learn to read letters”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I love working with our children in FS2! Seeing them excited to learn and succeed at new challenges is an experience I feel lucky to be part of every single day!”

     

    Miss Clayton, FS2

  • “I enjoy having lots of fun with the children and staff in our Foundation Stage environment and visiting places like Build-a-Bear and Normanby. It’s fantastic to see how much the children grow in confidence and independence and are ready to start Y1”  

    Mrs May, FS2
  • "At the fire station we got to sit in the fire engine and we learnt lots of things."  

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "I liked going to Grangetown Fire Station and learning about keeping safe. It was funny watching the fireman go down the pole."  

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "We learn about pirates and how they stole ships. I made a pirate puppet too."  

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "I like Year 2 because Barnaby Bear tells us lots of information from different countries. He even went to Jamaica with Mrs Armstrong!"

    Year 2 Pupil

  • "I have learnt that a 'ph' are really clever because they make a 'f' sound like in elephant."  

    Year 1 Pupil

  • "Learning loads of new sounds helps me to read lots of new words."  

    Year 1 Pupil

  • "I love learning lots of facts about space, like Saturn has lots of rings"  

    Year 1 Pupil

  • "I love how every day is different and the children's continuing ability amazes. Truly rewarding."  

    Mrs Foden, Year 2

  • "I love the interaction and watching their faces light up when you share ideas and experiences or just from reading a favourite story."  

    Mrs Miller, FS2

  • "I love the challenge and excitement of Year 6. I enjoy inspiring the children and it’s so rewarding watching them make progress and achieve their best."  

    Miss Armstrong, Year 6

  • "I like to come to Nursery to be with all of my friends."  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "Our Nursery is good because we have lots of toys."  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "I like Nursery because it helped me to learn to listen."  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "Why do you enjoy coming to Nursery?"
    'Playing on the computers is fun!'  

    FS1 Pupil

  • "I like using innovative technology to engage and enhance the children's learning experiences and build resilience."  

    Mrs Herlingshaw, Year 4

  • "I like working in the key stage 2 team to develop the children's thirst for life-long learning in preparation for secondary school and beyond."  

    Mrs Greenmon, Year 3

  • "I like promoting links with and developing the children's awareness of the local area through our ironstone mining topic."  

    Miss Alderson, Year 5
  • "Music is unbelievable! Performing all over the UK, broadcasting on the radio, singing with a 60 piece orchestra are just a touch of what we do at Normanby! Music has helped me grow in confidence."  

    Year 5 Pupil

  • "In Year 5, we have lots of opportunities to participate in exciting sporting activities. I've enhanced my biking expertise with 'Bikeability' by learning how to take my hands off the handle bars, signal traffic behind me without falling off and learning how to be more aware of the road around me." 

    Year 5 Pupil

  • "Y5 artwork is phenomenal because we got to use a range of different art materials and study lots of different artists."  

    Year 5 Pupil

  • "Being a new pupil in Normanby is so cool, especially in Year 5 because we have awesome teachers and interesting research topics which make us want to learn even more!"  

    Harry, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of fun using our iPads like a second brain to help us learn."  

    Mille, Year 5.
  • "I have been practising my counting, I can count to 100 hundred and back without stopping."  

    Oliver, Year 1
  • "In Year 4, I particularly enjoy teaching French and also using iPads and Chromebooks to teach Computing across the year group. The Year 4 show in the Spring term is always a highlight for staff and children."  

    Mrs D'Inverno, Year 4
  • "I know when I write I have to use capital letters and read it to see if it makes sense, I have made a book so I am an author."  

    Andie, Year 1
  • "In Year 4, this term we are performing an Easter show. I am so excited because the whole year group will be performing together. We are all really curious to find out what the show is going to be about!"  

    Eve, Year 4
  • "All the children and staff have welcomed me into Year 3 after returning from my Maternity leave in January. It is lovely to be surrounded by smiley, hard-working children each day."  

    Mrs Wardill, Year 3
  • "In Year 4, we have enjoyed Zenith outdoor education classes and can’t wait to go on our residential to Osmotherley where we will be staying overnight. We are excited about mountain biking, canoeing and abseiling down a waterfall! Last year, the children made bows and arrows and built dens. I am looking forward to learning new skills and trying things I haven’t done before."  

    Ella, Year 4
  • "There’s a lot I like about Year 3.I liked the sleepover the most because of the movie and the food. I like doing PE with Mr Robinson. The teams are good, I am in orange house. I like everything in school."  

    Isaac, Year 3
  • "I like going to some of the after school clubs in Year 3, I went to gym club and I have now been chosen for Normanby University. I made my own rainforest and called it ‘Parrot Paradise’  "  

    Ava, Year 3
  • "It’s a privilege to work alongside children who want to learn and work to the best of their ability. They not only work hard, they have lots of fun too. This is great to witness."  

    Mrs Tye, Year 3
  • "One of my favourite things we have done in Year 3 was our visit to Tesco to learn about ‘Farm to Fork’. We went into the bakery and saw bread buns being made. I also like Art, I made a Diva lamp."  

    Ratu, Year 3
  • "I loved the sleepover in Year 3, I enjoyed the film ‘Night at the Museum’. I liked our rainforest work, I made my own rainforest."  

    Keller, Year 3

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