Welcome to Year 3
Please visit Our Curriculum section of our website, where you will find our Class Overviews which detail what we will be learning this term.
This term we take a giant leap back in time and study the Stone Age. In history we uncover artefacts and consider what these could tell us about life in this period. We compare life now to life for the first men by working with an activities coordinator to cook bread over a fire and make a shelter to shield us from the elements. In English we read the texts Cave Baby, How to wash a Woolly Mammoth and Stone Age Boy. In art we study the caves of Lascaux and emulate the historical art found there.
In maths we study place value and look at numbers up to 1,000 in great detail. In computing we watch the SMART crew videos and discuss how we keep safe online. Year 3 and Year 4 will participate in music lessons together this term and will explore the difference between beat and rhythm.
This term we have a geography focus on why we have cities. We study the cities of the UK in great detail and consider the impacts of cities. In science we explore rocks and discover how the different types of rocks are formed. In music we work with a specialist music teacher to develop our skills with a variety of musical instruments. In computing we use Scratch for the first time and create code
In English we focus on one of our key British writers- Charles Dickens. The children research about his life and we produce a biography. We also read and watch ‘Oliver’ and ‘A Christmas Carol’ and the children complete various activities based on these novels. In maths we begin to look at addition and subtraction of 3 digit numbers in detail and aim to become confident when using the column method.
This term we have a history focus on The Ancient Greeks. We work with a theatre specialist to explore the lives of the Ancient Greeks culminating in a performance for the school and parents. We work with Year 5 to begin our routine for the dance festival. In science we explore the topic of light and carry out a variety of experiments.
In English we begin to use paragraphs and inverted commas in our writing. We read Greek myths with a twist- in a graphic novel format. In maths we begin to work on our multiplication and division skills.