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Year 3: Wonderful Wandsworth!

What is Wandsworth like and how is it changing?

In this learning challenge we will investigate the question ‘What is Wandsworth like and how is it changing?’ In order to answer this question we will visit our local area of Wandsworth and look at its buildings, shops, places of work , its transport and rivers to see how they are changing.


In English we will read together the book the ‘The Tin Forest’. There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten that was filled with all the things that no one wanted...So begins Helen Ward's poetic story. "The Tin Forest". But, deep in the forest lives an old man who tidies this rubbish and dreams of a better place. With faith, ingenuity and hard work he transforms his environment.  We will use the story to help us think of ways of looking after our environment. We will focus on developing our creative language to express our feelings and ideas in writing stories, poems and plays.


In Maths we will learn how to measure traffic flows and compare traffic speeds and learn how to represent these in the forms of charts, graphs and diagrams, while developing the essential skills of problem solving and mathematical reasoning.


In Science we will focus on how forces and magnets affect how things move on different surfaces. We will explore how some forms of transport overcome friction and air resistance to be able to move quickly.  While in Design and Technology, we will design and make working model of Wandsworth’s one way system and will use magnets to make a model cars move. In addition, in Computing, we will try to programme a simple model vehicle to move around our one way system.


In History we will look at how transport in Wandsworth has changed over time. While in Geography, we will develop our skills of map reading to describe the location of Wandworth and its key human and physical features. We will also learn how to use a compass and a map to find important places in Wandsworth.


Finally, in Art we will use a range of techniques to recreate a scene in Wandsworth and in Music we will create a soundscape of a short journey around Wandsworth to develop our musical improvisation skills.


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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

90 Oakhill Road

SW15 2QD


Tel: 020 8874 1888



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