Welcome to Year 3!
Take a look at what life is like in Year 3!
We have lots of wider curriculum activities to look forward to this term, including Sports Day and our KS2 production later in the term. Watch this space for news to come!
In science, we will be looking in more detail at our local environment, plants and their life cycles, as well as the physics of light. We will also be returning to prehistoric Britain and moving forward to the Roman Invasion. This will include our trip to Bring Yer Wellies, where the children will be able to handle actual Roman artefacts by working as archaeologists at a dig. We will find out what life was like in Britain at that time and compare it to life now. This topic will include further opportunities to explore European maps and we will explore different aspects of the arts that link to Romans. In RE, our main topic will be Rules for Living. Through this, we will look at the rules Christians and other world faiths live by and what we can learn from each other.
It will be a busy time in Year 3 for the Spring Term with lots of interesting topic work to look forward to. We will have novels as themes, including an author study about one of the greatest storytellers, Hans Christian Andersen. In science, we will be exploring forces and finding out how we use forces (including magnetism) in our everyday lives, before moving on to study plants later in the term.
We will be beginning to learn more about Europe in geography, including looking at maps and atlases to find out where places are, and we will be starting to learn the French language. Later in the term, we will be using historical enquiry skills to find out more about what archaeologists do, before looking at how our previous topic about pre-history links to the Roman Invasion of Britain.
In RE, we will be thinking about what we can learn from the stories of Jesus to make our world a better place to live in. We will also be reflecting on what we can do for this as we move towards that most special time of the Christian calendar, Easter.
This term we will focus on settling into the Junior Department and reinforcing learning from KS1. During the first half term, we will be exploring God's world and all His wonderful gifts that we can be thankful for, especially in the natural environment. Our science topics will include finding out more about our bodies with skeletons and muscles, before discovering more about materials and especially rocks, which will lead us to our theme of pre-history later in the term. In RE, we will be finding out how people are called to do something by God and exploring how Christmas relates to God's presence on Earth.