Herne Bay Junior School
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Year 3

Terms 1 and 2 2018

Life in the Freezer

Throughout terms 1 and 2, our Year 3 topic will be ‘Life in the Freezer’. We will be learning about the Polar Regions, locating these on a variety of maps and exploring the people and animals that inhabit these extreme environments. We will also be creating some wonderful artwork inspired by the Northern Lights, Arctic animals and the countries that make up the Polar Regions. Within English, the children will be studying a range of texts such as the fantastic ‘Lost and Found’ and ‘North’. Linking to Science, the children will also create Arctic animal shadow puppets using their understanding of light and shadows.

We look forward to welcoming parents to our Life in the Freezer exhibition on Friday 14th December at 9am. This will be a chance for the children to show off their homework projects to parents, teachers and their peers. There are no rules! for the project! Your child might like to create a poster, booklet, model, quiz or even make a video to share their learning. Be as creative as you like!


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.