Year 3 Autumn 1: Animals Including Humans - Keeping Healthy

Become a team of personal trainers for (real) clients in need of expert, health, dietary and training advice. Develop specialised knowledge, skills and understanding in nutrition, muscles, bones and joints and even conduct your own research in order to answer your client’s questions. Make a presentation tailored to your client’s needs that will set them on the road to a healthier life style.

Hamilton’s science scheme provides children with a broad but comprehensive experience of primary science that systematically covers all of the National Curriculum for England objectives. Each year group is split into 6 blocks of 6 sessions, each of which can be completed within a half-term. We present them in a recommended teaching order, but you may adapt this to fit your requirements. Working scientifically, investigations and meaningful outcomes are fully incorporated in each block.

Friends and School Subscribers have access to some additional supporting material, including year and block overview documents, assessment grids and specially commissioned background science documents for Key Stage 2 subjects to give teachers added confidence and depth of knowledge as well as ideas for how to learn more.

Supporting documents for science
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01: Food for thought

Get introduced to clients in need of advice on diet, health and exercise and take on the task of becoming a personal trainer. Tabulate, draw graphs and analyse data from a survey of their client’s diet and use it to answer questions.

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02: A balanced diet

Continue on the quest as personal trainers by becoming experts on nutrition. Use knowledge of food groups and a balanced diet to design healthy meals by creating lifelike models of food on paper plates

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03: Bones and skeletons

This session you will become an expert on bones, joints and skeletons, acquiring scientific vocabulary and understanding whilst playing games and building your very own dancing skeleton string puppet.

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04: Muscles and Movement

Learn how muscles work in pairs and investigate the question “Do people have stronger muscles because they use them more?”  Make predictions, gather data, discuss, display and interpret findings.

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05: Time to investigate

Learn how the diaphragm is used in breathing and build an instrument to measure lung capacity. Plan and carry out an investigation to answer a health and fitness question.

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06: Personal trainers' presentations

Test and review all your knowledge on Health and Fitness gained so far. Then it’s time to make final preparations before meeting your clients to answer all their Health and Fitness questions in an impressive presentation illustrated with the fabulous research and resources you’ve produced over the block.