Year 3 are taught by Mrs Gardner and Mrs West
Miss Hannaway, Mrs Edwards and Miss Shadbolt are our Year 3 Teaching Assistants and Mrs Arnold is our linked Learning Mentor (LAPS Team).
All children will have a colour banded book and a library book to take home and they will be able to change this every Monday. We can provide a reading log if you require. Year 3 PE days are Wednesday and Fridays so PE kit is to be worn to school on these days.
Below is an overview of each term.
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Autumn Term 2023
Welcome to the exciting world of Year 3! This year, in the Autumn Term, we are embarking on an incredible journey back in time, exploring the Spectacular Stone Age and venturing into the Impressive Iron Age. But that’s not all; we will also dive into the fiery realm of volcanoes, unlocking their secrets and unravelling the mysteries of magma!
History and Geography: In the first half of the term we explore The Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will unravel the lives of the earliest humans, discovering how they lived, the incredible species that roamed the Earth, and the significance of the Iron Age. Prepare to be captivated by history!
Literacy: Exploring Worlds Through Words – Our literacy adventures will transport us through time and deep into the heart of volcanoes. We will use a variety of fiction and non-fiction texts to enhance our language skills, from character and setting descriptions to crafting our own stories and reports. Expect to master Spelling, Punctuation, and Grammar (SPaG) along the way.
Mathematics: Numbers and Beyond – Our mathematical journey begins with number and place value, followed by addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Every Friday, we’ll put our skills to the test with arithmetic challenges and times tables quizzes. Adults, you can support us at home with tools like ‘Times Tables Rockstars’ and ‘Push the button.’
Science: Rocks, Soils, and Volcanoes – In the first half of the term, we’ll delve into the wonders of rocks and soils, conducting hands-on experiments to uncover their secrets. Our scientific exploration beautifully complements our Stone Age and volcanic studies.
Art and Geography: Prehistoric Art and Volcano Models – We’ll express our creativity through prehistoric art, sketching cave drawings and crafting Stone Age jewellery. Get ready to build your very own 3D models of volcanoes, connecting art and geography in a dynamic way.
gSTEM: Engineering and Problem Solving – Dive into the world of engineering with Dyson as our inspiration. We’ll explore the Engineering Habits of Mind and learn how engineers like James Dyson use them to create innovative solutions. The “pumpkin project” will further showcase how STEM can change the world, linking back to our study of rocks and soils.
Physical Education (PE): Gymnastics, Multi-skills, and Gomer Golden Mile- Get active in PE as we focus on gymnastics, multi-skills, and building our stamina to reach the Gomer Golden Mile goal. Fitness and fun await!
Computing: Typing Skills and Coding- Our computing journey kicks off with typing skills and advances to coding using Ollies and Spheros. Get ready to unlock the world of digital creativity.
Diversity and Equality: ‘We Are All Welcome’ – In our Diversity and Equality lesson, we’ll explore the book ‘We Are All Welcome’ by Patricia Hegarty. This thought-provoking exploration will be further deepened in our lessons on belonging within RE.
Year 3 in the Autumn Term promises a thrilling blend of history, science, creativity, and problem-solving. Stay tuned for an unforgettable term!
Spring Term 2023
Year 3 will be transported back into the Ancient world of the Egyptians in our ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ topic. We will leap back in time to find out how the Egyptians lived and find out what fantastic engineers they were. How did they build those spectacular pyramids? Who was the real Tutankhamun? Why did hieroglyphics develop? We will be using all of our new learning to write a persuasive advertisement to sell an ancient tomb, create our own myths including god and goddess, and transform into the famous archaeologist Howard Carter and write a recount of his sensational tomb discovery. If that wasn’t enough, in the second half of the term we will immerse ourselves in suspense and mystery writing, looking at Pie Corbett’s ‘The Nightmare Man’ and finish by creating our very own mystery adventure with alternative endings.
In maths, we continue to multiply and divide numbers using many different methods moving into exploring fractions. To end the term we will be telling the time using both analogue and 24 hr forms and secure our knowledge on the calendar months. Weekly we further improve our arithmetic skills and multiplication facts with our weekly arithmetic sessions and continue to practise our table knowledge on Times Table Rockstars and Hit The Button in our weekly home learning.
In PE, our indoor sessions will be Egyptian dance where we will learn flexibility, strength, coordination and flow of energy and explore mirroring, unison and canon. Outdoor PE will be invasion games, focussing on developing our hand-eye coordination. This will be led by a coach.
Art will be based on our Egyptian topic designing and making our own amulets from clay and making our own papyrus paper to inscribe our cartouche clay canopic jars and clay amulets. We will also study the artwork and patterns of the famous artist and architect Hundertwasser.
We will study the festival of Holi in RE this term and the Easter story. Our No Outsiders books will be ‘We’re all Wonder’ by RJ Palacio and ‘This is our house’ by Michael Rosen. These stories enable us to discuss equality, and what discrimination means.
In computing, we will continue to build on our word processing and typing skills by creating a digital presentation about the Egyptians. We will also be learning how to use the internet safely, whilst using it as a research tool. We will be using technology to showcase our writing by recording our adverts using the Ipad software.
In Science, we will be finding out about how shadows are formed and creating our own shadow puppets. gSTEM will focus on Egyptian mechanisms, such as flood resistance. How did the people in Ancient Egypt engineer solve their real-life problems? We will design our own flood-resistant homes and make them in our DT lessons.