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Year 3

Summer Term - 2020

Spring Term 2 - 2020


Year 3 have had a very busy spring 2! In maths we worked hard on fractions, using pictorial resources to help us make a fraction, make wholes and find tenths. In literacy, our text ‘The Stone Age Boy’ helped us get into character in order for us to write newspaper articles and non-chronological reports.


In science, the children have really enjoyed learning about plants. We observed what a plant needs to grow and planted our own seeds. During science week, we went outside to build a bug hotel with the resources children had brought into school.


Most recently, Class 3 loved the school trip to Clifton Park Museum. Here we lived in the Stone Age for a day. Children learned how to make a fire, build homes and spent time exploring what tools Stone Age people used and found out the location of their settlements, through a self-guided workshop. Class 3 have produced some great art this term, we observed flowers closely creating our own close up versions!


Finally, Class 3 designed and made their own Stone Age pottery which they were able to drink out of!

Spring Term 1 - 2020


Our topic this term is Tribal Tales. Children so far have been learning about the different time periods from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. In particular, we have compared the features and similarities and differences between the different time periods. As well as the historical aspects, children will learn about the  human and physical features of various places. Upcoming will be the study of archaeology and the job of an archaeologist. Children will also have the opportunity to attend a school trip, which explores the daily lives of how Stone Age people used to live.


In Literacy, children will write a range of genres linked to our key text ‘The Stone Age Boy.’ The texts include an adventure story, non-chronological report and formal letters.


Children have also been designing and making their own Stone Age Jewellery and exploring cave art.

We are so excited to find out more! 

Autumn 2 2019


Autumn term has been packed full of creative learning. In literacy we have been exploring instructions, character profiles and myths and legends. Year 3 have produced some outstanding work and also got to combine their cooking skills with following written instructions. 


In maths, we have further developed or number and place value knowledge and used this to progress on to multiplying and dividing numbers by 3, 4 and 8. 


We have loved our Gods and Mortals topic! The children have learnt so much about the geography and history of Ancient Greece! 

Autumn 1 2019


Year 3 have participated in various creative activities.


Our topic – Heroes and Villains - has opened up a wide range of discussion over the weeks. We have researched what it means to be a hero and an inspiration to others. Some of our class members have even shared their own achievements and inspiring stories.

Year 3 have also learnt a new life skill. They have completed a sewing project, where they made bunting for the classroom, with their very own heroes and villains sewn on to it.


 In RE we have used drama to demonstrate what a happy and caring family looks like, with lots of discussion around how we help each other at home and school.


Over a range of subjects, we have been setting examples of helping each other along and working together in a team. Our outside PE has focused on basketball, where children have worked on their communication skills, team building skills, technique and much more!


In literacy, children have been putting themselves in other characters shoes. We have used the Iron Man as our focus text to create character and setting descriptions whilst also writing narratives and diary entries from different perspectives.