Welcome to Year 3!
A warm welcome from the team in Year 3! This year is a challenging and rewarding year and sees the children experience a lot of new things for the first time, including swimming lessons and the opportunity for lots more sporting events!
The children in this year group are taught by Miss Adams (Bridgewater class) and Mrs Amison (Warhol class) and supported by Miss Finney, Mrs Burns and Miss Walshaw. We work very collaboratively across the year group working off each other’s strengths meaning the children get a good variety of teaching style experiences. Miss Adams has a keen interest in History and Computing and Mrs Amison loves Science. It is great to be able to share these passions with the children!
Year Group Information
During Year 3, children will take part in Swimming lessons at Fenton Manor. These lessons take place during the Spring term and last for 10 weeks. They are a great opportunity for the children to develop a key life skill.
Our curriculum and topics are designed to excite our pupils and enthuse them in their learning. Each topic has been carefully created to teach a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst covering all aspects of the National Curriculum.
During Year 3, children will get a chance to explore a number of exciting topics.
In the Autumn term we find out all about how the Earth is structured and what causes natural disasters. We will be looking at how volcanoes are formed and the effects they have on people that live near them. We will locate Mount Vesuvius on a map and find out what it was like to live in Pompeii during the eruption. Using our model making skills, we will use different modelling materials to create a volcano and conduct a science experiment to find out the best way to erupt them.
During the Spring term we have a very exciting History topic as we look into prehistoric Britain and the lives of the first humans. We will have a special visitor during the first half of the term who will help us to explore cave paintings, the lives of hunter gatherers and investigate historic findings that have informed what we know about the Stone Age. Through our research, we’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. What were people’s daily lives like and what epic battles did they fight? As we learn about the Bronze Age, we’ll create clay pots and decorate them like the Beaker people. In science, we will plant grains and learn about plant life cycles.
During the Summer term we will visit our local town to look at important buildings. We will photograph urban art including graffiti, murals and statues. At school, we will write an information leaflet about our town and identify the streets and buildings that we saw. We will investigate cities around the world and find out how they’ve changed over time. We will have questions for you about where you work or places you often visit, and we’ll present the data we have collected. At the end of the topic, we will create a sign for our town, thinking about imaginative wording and appealing colours.
Further detailed information can be found on the “Curriculum” pages of our website.
We welcome communication between home and school. Staff are often available at the start or end of each school day or appointments can be made by contacting the school office.
We have 3 Parents’ Evenings during the year; one in each term. Each meeting is an opportunity to discuss your child’s learning and celebrate their achievements and progress.
The summer term meeting is an opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher for the following year and find out all about their new class and year group ahead of the summer holidays. This helps our parents and children to prepare for these changes and come back in September feeling settled and ready to learn.