Year 3 2020 - 2021
This year or classes have all been named after countries.
Brazil Class- Mrs Macey, Mrs Burgon & Mrs Howard
Canada Class- Miss Grimwood, Mrs Cotos & Miss Sellers
Australia - Miss Massett & Miss Halstead
Curriculum theme day
This half term Year 3 will be taking part in two theme days.
These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year.
On Friday 30th April, the children will learn about volcanoes and earthquakes around the world. As part of the day, the children will learn about the structure of the earth, what causes an earthquake or volcano, as well as the different parts of a volcano.
On Friday 7th May, the children will take part in their second theme day which is History based, on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Starting at the Stone Age, the children will learn about how the people of this era were ‘hunter-gatherers’ meaning that they caught and cooked their own foods. We will then progress onto the Bronze Age and Iron Age, where will look at farming, art and different cultures.
Year 3 will be using the theme ‘We are Opinion Pollsters’ this half term. They will be using Google Forms on the computers to create their own survey about a particular topic. They will learn how to create a variety of question types and answers, as well as present their data to others.
Our theme is ‘relationships’ this half term. All children will be focusing on what constitutes a healthy relationship, including who we have positive relationships with. We will look at different feelings and emotions and how we can manage and deal with our own personal stress and anxiety. We will also learn about valuing differences between others, as well as what the term ‘stereotyping’ means. During this topic, we will also learn that everybody has the right to privacy and what this means.
Year 3 - Spring 1 and 2 2021
Unfortunately, due to the national pandemic, the majority of children in year 3 were remote learning. During this time we focused on Maths and English skills. We had 2 busy half terms but couldn't wait to get back to school. We welcomed the children back 3 weeks before the Easter holidays.
Curriculum Theme Day
This half term Year 3 will be continuing to take part in a Geography theme day within the week beginning 30th November 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year.
Within this theme day the children will learn the world’s seven continents and five oceans. To do this they will use world maps, atlases and globes. They will use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds. Using their prior knowledge they will identify the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.
Year 3 are using Espresso Coding this term. They will be using an ICT program to create formulas to create a moving animation. They will learn to control variables in their formulas to change speed and direction.
Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on the benefits of eating a healthy diet, recognising how images in the media do not always reflect reality, recognising conflicting emotions, decide how to manage risk and danger and to understand basic emergency procedures and how they would access help.
Children are continuing their ‘Animals including humans’ topic this half term. They will be learning about the different food groups and what role each of these groups plays in our diet. They will be able to explain the importance of a skeleton and its function. Alongside this, they will be able to identify certain muscles. Finally, they will be able to identify animals who are vertebrates and invertebrates.
Curriculum Theme Day
This half term Year 3 will be taking part in a Geography theme day within the week beginning 5th October 2020. These theme days are designed to teach the children knowledge objectives that were missed due to school closure last academic year. Within this theme day the children will learn the world’s seven continents and five oceans. They will be able to identify the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. To do this they will use world maps, atlases and points of a compass to understand geographical similarities and differences such as the human and physical features of the UK. Letters will be sent out nearer the time with any further information on you may need to know.
Year 3 are becoming presenters. They will be using an ICT program named ‘Scratch’ to design and create a moving animation. They will then learn how to change sprites, then program it to complete certain movements in relation to a nursery rhyme.
Our theme is continuing as ‘health and well-being’ this half term. All children will be focusing on keeping safe; specifically why health and safety rules are in place in school and what to do in an emergency in the local environment.
Children are beginning their ‘Animals including humans’ topic this half term. They will be learning about how animals and humans have offspring, which grow into adults. They will be able to describe the importance of exercise for humans, as well as eating a healthy balanced diet and having good hygiene. They will learn about and describe the basic needs of animals and humans for survival.
Year 3 2019 - 2020
This year all our classes have been named after gold medal winning Olympic athletes.
Clancy Class - Miss Massett & Miss Marshall
Adams Class - Mr Pedley, Mrs Wright & Miss Raymond
Joshua Class - Miss Grimwood, Mrs Cotos & Miss Wallace
Year 3 Creative - Spring 1
In Spring 1, Year 3 were studying the topic "How Dangerous is our Planet?". We looked at various natural disasters that happen around the world, such as tsunamis, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In our first lesson, we reenacted an earthquake, practiced an earthquake drill and looked at survival kits that countries would use in these situations.
Year 3 Creative - Autumn 2
Year 3 Creative - Autumn 1
What got the cogs turning?
Year 3 are focusing on design and technology where they are aiming to create a cam toy at the end of the unit. The children have explored toys from the past and how they move and are looking at what mechanism they would like to use in their moving toy depending on the motion they want it to produce. The children will be using their design and technology skills to produce their final product.