Welcome to our page for Year 3 children!

 

Our teachers are:  Mrs. Smart, Mrs. Moss and Miss. Latimer

Our curriculum this year is: Year 3 Curriculum Map

 

Spring 1 2023

This half term in Year 3, we will be looking at a range of texts from the author Jeannie Baker, linking to our topic about ‘Water’. We will be using her texts to support us in writing a narrative piece then learning about persuasive texts. In Maths, we will consolidate our knowledge on place value, and the four operations, before learning about length and perimeter. In Geography, we will be learning about the water cycle and how this affects the water in the Fens. In PSHE, we will be learning about changes that might happen in our lives and how we can manage these and our responses to them. Through our Science work, we will continue our learning about plants, the parts inside a plant and the functions that these have. Our Art lessons will be furthering our work on Jeannie Baker, where we will be learning about her style of art and recreating our own collages based on a water scene. In RE, we will focus on Christianity where we will be learning about the importance of prayer and worship to Christians. In P.E. we will be completing units in Dance and Gymnastics. In French, we will be learning more about the four seasons before moving on to learning about musical instruments. In Computing, we are looking at the importance of computer networks and how this helps in the sending and receiving of information. In Music, we will be learning about ‘The Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley and will be comparing this song to other examples of reggae music.

Autumn 2 2022

This half term, while continuing to explore the Stone Age to Iron Age periods, we shall be focusing on the Geography topic, ‘Where Do We Live?’ We will learn more about the United Kingdom including the four regions, their capital cities and the counties of England. In English, we are reading The Pebble in My Pocket and our Guided Reading book is Stig of the Dump. We will build on our punctuation and grammar knowledge and continue putting it into practice each week. Maths will include fractions and decimals and we will revisit calculation and time. The Science focus is Forces and Magnets and we will be discovering why magnets are useful. The History-linked D.T. lessons shall explore toolboxes and we shall be making our own Stone Age toolbox. Programming is the focus in computing and, in French, we are learning numbers, colours and more. During music lessons, children will practise playing the glockenspiel, we will continue to look at Christianity in RE, and, in PSHE, we are learning ways to keep ourselves safe online. PE is circuit training and children will practise various exercises while improving stamina and skill.

Autumn 1 2022

In Year 3 we will be learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In our English lessons, we will be reading different books about the Stone Age, starting with ‘The First Drawing’ by Mordicai Gerstein. In our Maths work, we are looking at the place value of 3-digit numbers and will be following this with addition and subtraction. Through our Science lessons, we will be learning about the different types of rocks, including how they are formed.

In our Art lessons, we will be learning how to use charcoal and creating our own version of cave drawings. In RE, we will be re-visiting our learning about Christianity and the importance of Jesus Christ. Through Computing, we will be learning how to use a desktop publishing software and will be using this knowledge to create an information leaflet on the Stone Age.

Later on in the term, we will be learning about the regions of the UK in Geography and will be creating our own Stone Age tool boxes in Design Technology.

Summer 2 2022

This half-term, we will be concluding our topic on the Ancient Egyptians, including learning about the different pharaohs and Gods. We will receive a visitor from the Wisbech Museum and the children will be able to explore real Ancient Egyptian artefacts. In R.E., we will continue to explore the Islamic faith including learning all about Ramadan and the Prophet Muhammad. In Art, the children will be using their trip to Thorpe Meadows to inspire their sarcophagus sculptures back at school. For Science this half term, the children are trying to answer the question ‘What would happen to a human body if it didn’t have a skeleton?’ by looking at the skeletal and muscular systems inside humans and animals. In English, we will be writing a discussion based on ‘Into the Forest’ by Anthony Browne. The children will be considering whether the main character should take the short but dangerous route through the forest or the longer, more boring route to Grandma’s house; this will link to our learning about personal safety. In Maths, we are covering a range of topics including statistics and shape.

Summer 1 2022

Our overarching theme for this half-term is the Ancient Egyptians. We will begin by learning about all the types of people who lived in this amazing place and build upon this knowledge across our other subjects. In English, we will be writing diaries as if we were Tomb Raiders who are going to find a Pharaoh’s Tomb and in DT, we are making bread (which was first made by the Egyptians). If you have any Ancient Egyptian books or knowledge you would like to bring into the classrooms, please do!

In Maths we are covering a range of topics including fractions and shape. Science is all about ‘Light’, culminating in a Shadow Puppet Show and RE looks at Islam. Please be aware that PSHE this term focuses on our bodies, for more information, please read the letter sent out last half term.

 Spring 2 2022

This half term we will be continuing our work on the Water Cycle, focusing on how we use water in domestic settings and how we can use water more sustainably. This will feed into our DT where we will create 'pop-up' books about our geography learning.

We will become experts on levers and moveable elements! ICT will be focused on databases and French will be all about animals and pets. We are excited to be looking at playscripts in English and Maths will be about measure and data. We will also be having a big push on arithmetic skills.

Finally, we are fortunate that this half term we will be practising our cricket skills on Fridays as well as having our usual P.E. sessions on Wednesdays. Make sure P.E. kits are in for both days please!

Spring 1 2022

This half-term we will be focussing on developing our geographical skills through our new topic ‘Water, Water, Everywhere!’ In our English lessons, we will be conducting an in-depth study of Jeannie Baker the author of ‘Where the Forest Meets the Sea.’ We will also be exploring ‘Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson.

In Maths we will be focusing on multiplication and division, concentrating on developing a quick recall of the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. Science will see us learning all about plants; what they need to survive, the names and functions of their different parts and growing our own!

Autumn 2 2021

This half term we are continuing our topic, ‘The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age’. We will be visiting Flag Fen in order to get a first-hand insight into the lives of the people in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will also investigate how these periods of time impacted on us today. We will be delving into the lives of Iron Age people including their religion, their lifestyles and their society.

In Design and Technology, we will be building a tool box suitable to carry Stone Age tools. Using the texts ‘Ug – Stone Age Genius’ and ‘Stig of the Dump’, we will be learning new grammar skills in English and writing our own historical narratives. We will be continuing to develop our continuous cursive handwriting style.

In Maths, we will be using more formal written methods to solve problems using the four operations. In Science, we will be completing our learning about rocks and fossils and then starting to explore the world of magnets.

Autumn 1 2021

This half term our topic will be ‘The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age’. We will place the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age in chronological order and then we will be learning all about these times as well as making informed comparisons between them. We will learn what changes happened during this period, what caused them and how they impacted on the lives of the people from these times.

Using the texts ‘The First Drawing’ and ‘Ug – A Stone Age Genius’, we will be learning new grammar skills in English and writing our own explanation texts and narratives. In Maths, we will develop our sense of number through learning about the place value in four digit numbers. In Science, we will be learning all about rocks and soils. We will be investigating the properties of rocks and will be exploring fossils, as well as making our own!

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