Welcome to Year 3!
Class Teacher: Liz Waller
Class Teaching Assistant: James Taylor
Class Teacher: Hannah Walker
Class Teaching Assistant: Katie Wrigley
Year 3 Curriculum Overview for 2021-2022
|Half Term||Topic||Curriculum Area|
|Autumn 1st Half||Dinosaurs|
English: Core Text - 'Dinosaur Cove' Non-Chronological Reports; Adventure Stories
Maths: Place Value ; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History: Dinosaur Timelines; The Life of Mary Anning
Art: Sketching; Warm & Cool Colours; Fossil Printing
Computing: We Are Presenters
RE: Harvest Festival
PE: Invasion games
|Autumn 2nd Half||Power of the Earth|
English: Core Text - 'Escape from Pompeii' Explanation Writing; Disaster Stories
Maths: Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Measurement - Time; Statistics; Fractions; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Volcanoes - Causes and effect
DT: Create a working model of a volcano
Computing: We Are Programmers
PE: Net and Wall Games
|Spring 1st Half||Weather|
English: Core Text - 'The Wizard of Oz' Setting descriptions; Play scripts; Non- Chronological Reports
|Spring 2nd Half||Stone Age to Iron Age|
English: Core Text - 'Stone Age Boy' Adventure Stories; Newspaper Reports
Maths: Statistics; Measurement; Mental Maths, Calculation Revision; Multiplication Tables
History: Stone Age to Iron Age
Geography: How human geography has changed over time
Art: Cave paintings
DT: Designing and making a Stone age tunic
Science: Bodies and Bones
Computing: We Are Bug Fixers
RE: Christianity - Jesus and Easter
PE: Striking & Fielding
|Summer 1st Half||Ancient Greece|
English: Core Text - Various Greek myths including 'Pandora's Box' & 'The Quest of Perseus' Myths and Legends; Persuasive Letters; Quest Myths
Maths: Place Value And Money; Addition And Subtraction; Multiplication And Division; Measurement; Statistics; Money; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
History/Geography: What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?
DT: Make Greek food
Art: Greek vases
Computing: We Are Opinion Pollsters
RE: Why should we care for our world?
|Summer 2nd Half||Europe|
English: Core Text - 'The Boy who Biked the World' & 'On the Move: Poems about Migration by Michael Rosen' Recounts; Poetry; Travel Brochures
Maths: Place Value And Sequences; Multiplication And Division; Addition And Subtraction; Fractions; Geometry, Statistics And Measures; Problem Solving; Mental Maths
Geography: Study of Europe; Migration
DT: Make and taste European foods
Art: Studying the work of European artists
Computing: We Are Network Engineers
RE: Why should we care for our world?
PE: Greek dance, preparation for School Games Day
If you have any queries, please contact the Class Teacher or the Learning and Teaching Leader for this phase: Donna Rankine
Please read our half termly curriculum letters for more information.
Year 3 have had an exciting start to the year! We are currently enjoying reading the adventure time-travel story called 'Dinsoaur Cove' and are looking forward to writing our own stories filled with cliff-hangers and suspense! We had fun acting out scenes from the book for our classmates.
We have begun our sketchbook journeys in Year 3 and have been busy experimenting with warm and cool colours before we create our final piece- a sunset silhouette watercolour painting with dinosaurs! Have a look at our work so far below:
We had a go at Archery for Reach for the Stars week. It was really fun but quite difficult at first!
We have been learning all about forces in Science in Year 3 this half term. We have learnt about pushes and pulls and have been investigating which materials are magnetic and non-magnetic.
This week we have been adding features of suspense to our time-travel adventure stories. We have been looking at how we include lots of descriptive vocabulary, end on a cliff-hanger and leave the reader wanting more...
On the 13th October Ruby & Turquoise walked to Crystal Palace Park to see the famous dinosaur statues. Even though we know they're not accurate representations of what dinosaurs looked like, we still had fun sketching the statues! We experimented using a range of different sketching pencils and graphite in our sketchbooks and tried to add detail too through shade and tone.
We have been having fun performing the different parts in a play script before we have a go at writing our own one based on our class text, 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.'
Year 3 have been lucky enough to have some yoga sessions with Tabitha for our wellbeing focus this half term! 🥰
This half term we have been consolidating our knowledge of the column method to add and subtract. We are having a go at some challenging questions and playing games too!
In DT, we are going to be making our own healthy savoury dips. First, we did some taste testing and tried some different dips. We recorded what they smelt like, how they tasted, what they looked like and what their texture felt like. We then ranked them from our favourite to least favourite!