Year 3 marks a shift in our childrens’ learning as they transition from KS1 to KS2.
As the year progresses, we equip Year 3 pupils with the skills and responsibilities they need to become more independent.
Children are charged with taking care of class resources as well as their PE kit and other items: they also become more independent in their learning. This means that they will be more in control of the quality of their work together with developing an understanding of how to progress.
As a year group, we are pushing a big drive on vocabulary and spellings and we are trying to learn a new word for our writing every day. To support the children at home, continue reading with them and ask them what their word of the day is, challenge them to use it in conversation with you.
Autumn Term 2019
This term in year 3, we are looking at the Stone Age as our topic.
This topic shares with the children, the beginnings of humans on our planet and the journey that we as a species have made through evolution.
We will be looking at all things prehistoric alongside our science topic of Animals and Humans which looks at the body and diet. In DT later this half term we will be creating healthy pizzas and learning about the right food choices for our growing bodies.
In Literacy we are writing our own instructions about how to wash a woolly mammoth - on our immersion day we made our own woolly mammoths so take a look, they all have such a unique personality!
This half term as we gear towards Christmas. Year 3 have a fantastic topic called Amazing Earth. In this topic they will learn about volcanoes, what they are, where they are and learn how to map them both digitally and using a paper map. They will also learn about the layers of the Earth and how they impact life as we know it. Later, we will learn about mountains and be able to compare mountains around the world. We are really looking forward to our trip to the Natural History Museum in November!
In Science, we are going to be learning about Rocks and fossils. Learning about their properties and how to sort and classify them using scientific methods. We have a rock workshop coming in to teach the children everything there is to know about rocks later in the term!
This half term in Year 3 we are learning about our Local Area and how it has changed over time. We are using this topic to help the children explore the town of Leatherhead geographically and historically. We will be going on a trip to town to gather data from surveys, and collect information as part of our geography fieldwork studies. At the end of our topic we hope to create some tourism videos in our ICT time. The best of which we will upload for you all to see. In science, we are learning about Light we have a trip to St Johns school to do a Light workshop and a visit from the Spacedome in February to help the children truly understand this incredible science topic.