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Year 3

Terms 3 and 4 2020

Term 3 In the Box

Our topic in term 3 will be In the Box. As part of this the children will:
• Design and make worry boxes, using and experimenting with different materials
• Write a set of instruction on how to use worry boxes
• Read and discuss texts relating to worry, such as Silly Billy
• Make worry dolls.
Term 4 Rocking Romans!
Our focus this term will be Rocking Romans. The children will:
• Learn and writing about life in Roman Britain
• Discover the influence the Romans have had on modern Britain.
• Make a volcano, focusing in particular on Pompeii
• Learn about earthquakes.



Terms 1 and 2 2019

Life in the Freezer

Throughout Term 1, we will be looking at the beautiful world of plants. What do plants need to grow? Why are bees so important? These questions, alongside others, form the basis of our Science-led topic. We are also looking the skills needed for shading and colour in Art and relating this to plants. At the end of Term 1, children will begin to learn about the Polar Regions. This will lead into our Term 2’s topic - ‘Life in the Freezer’. They will be locating the Arctic and Antarctic 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. In English, the children will be studying a range of texts such as the fantastic ‘Lost and Found’.


Terms 5 and 6 2019

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’.

During 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 during Term 6.

 To celebrate the end of our topic, we will be having a year group ‘Fizz’n’Quiz’ . The questions used will be based on the children's homework projects. This event will be for children only.



Terms 3 and 4 2019

Journey Through Time

Throughout term 3 and term 4, Year 3 will be journeying through time! We will be exploring some key periods of British history. We will begin our journey at The Stone Age then move onto The Romans and finally we will finish off looking at Britain during the Blitz. Look out for information regarding our trip to Dover Castle in April where we will have an opportunity to consolidate our learning from Terms 3 and 4.

We also look forward to welcoming parents to admire our projects at our project homework exhibition on Friday 5th April (9am).