Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 3

Terms 3 and 4 2018

Journey Through Time

Throughout term 3 and term 4, Year Three will be journeying through time, exploring some key moments in Britain’s history such as the Stone Age, The Romans and Britain during the Blitz. The children will develop their understanding of time including AD and BC years.  The learning will continue to be linked with high quality texts including ones written by Michael Morpurgo!  Topic and Art lessons will also link into this exciting topic. 
The children are again invited to create a project of their choice.  The only requirement is that it links into a period of history, (which doesn't need to be one we are studying in class).  They may love music of the 1920's, or clothing worn by the Tudors...the options are endless, but so long as they are excited and enthusiastic to find out more, then it's the right project.
Be creative! Your project could take the form of a model with accompanying notes/writing, a report, a PowerPoint presentation with notes or video, or even a piece of music. However, the project must reflect the extended time you have had to do it. Due to limited space in our classrooms, we ask that your projects remain at home until the due date on Tuesday 27th March.  On this day we will host an exhibition for parents at 9am.
As our Year Three  children Journey through Time, we will end up in a more recent time period, the Second World War. To continue this learning further we will be making a trip to Dover Castle, for the children to experience life at this time.



Terms 1 and 2 2017

Life in the Freezer

Year 3 are very excited to begin learning all about our current topic ‘Life in the Freezer’. Over the next two terms we will be going on a journey to explore our planets coldest places, finding out about the animals and people that live in our polar regions, their environment and how they have adapted to survive in the most inhospitable places. We will also learn about global warming and the effect this is having on our planet including ways we can help to prevent this.
As well as learning lots of interesting facts, we will be creating lots of beautiful artwork inspired by the Northern lights and the famous Russian artist, Kandinsky. Our English lessons will also be inspired by ‘Life in the Freezer’ and we will be looking at many engaging texts linked to the Polar Regions.
At home, we would like the children to continue their learning by creating a wonderful ‘Life in the Freezer’ project. This can be based on anything that is linked to the Arctic or Antarctic and can be presented in any way, so be creative and try to think outside the box!

 Terms 5 and 6 2017

Our Explosive Planet

Throughout this term and next term, we will be learning lots about our fascinating world through our final topic ‘Our Explosive Planet’. Throughout this topic we will be learning about the amazing events that shape the world in which we live such as volcanic eruptions, mountain formation and earthquakes. We will discuss how and why each of these things happen and explore the impact that these have upon our lives and the lives of others. We will also learn about the structure of planet Earth which will be supported through our learning about rocks and fossils in Science.


Term 3 and 4 2017

Journey Through Time

Over terms 3 and 4, Year 3 will be going on a 'Journey Through Time' as part of our new topic. We can't wait to take a step back into the past to learn lots about the major historical events that have helped to shape our world today. On our journey we hope to learn lots about The Stone Age, Romans, Anglo Saxons, World War 2 and even take a peek at the fascinating prehistoric world of dinosaurs! We look forward to finding out about many of the interesting facts and treasures that our past holds...