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Welcome to Year 3

In Year 3, we have three classes - one based at the Fernwood site and two in Balderton. 

Each term, our learning is centred around a 'learning challenge question'.  Our topics this year are:


  • How do we keep our bodies healthy? 

Focus on healthy, balanced diets; exercise and fitness.  We end the term by making (and trying) our own healthy food and creating our own Keep Fit video!

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  • Can you feel the force?

This topic is based on a science focus of forces and magnets, and we will be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes in our English lessons.  For this term's homework project, we will asking you to create your very own robots!

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  • Can we walk, talk and live like the Ancient Egyptians?​

A history focus this term, looking at important geographical and historical features of the period/place as well as what life would have been like for Ancient Egyptians.  We will be making some jewellery and art inspired by the Egyptians, and listening to World music.

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  • Do you like singing in the rain?

This is our popular weather reports topic.  We will be finding out about different types of weather, as well as learning how it is measured, recorded and reported.  To finish off our topic, we will be using technology to create our very own TV weather reports!


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  • Which came first, the seed or the plant?

During this term, Year 3 will be flexing their green fingers and growing some plants from seeds.  We will also look at different parts of plants and flowers and do some creative floral art work.  Our English work will be based on instructional writing, which we will also link in with computing to create photo stories.  

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  • Did the Ancient Greeks have superheroes?

Our final topic this year is another history based one, this time learning about Ancient Greece, with a particular focus on both Greek mythology and the Olympics.  

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List of things to remember:

  • Tuck shop money - Please bring in a named purse or wallet!
  • Baking money - £1 per half term.
  • Named PE kit! (including trainers for outdoor)
  • Swimming kit - every Thursday from February half term until July.
  • Homework to be handed in on a weekly basis. Numeracy or Literacy (alternate weeks) is Wednesday and Topic on Thursday. .
  • Try to read with an adult each night



Members of staff in Year 3:


  • Mrs Lebeter
  • Miss Sheen
  • Mrs Lee
  • Mrs Botcherby
  • Mrs Reynolds (TA)
  • Laura (TA)
  • Marie (TA)
  • Becky (TA)
  • Mrs Parker (TA)


  • Mrs Hopkins
  • Mrs Johnson (TA)

Some of our favourite websites about Ancient Greece


Which is your favourite?


Year 3 topics


Our topics are cross curricular and incorporate all of the wider curriculum and core subjects.


Over the year we will study the following topics:


Healthy Eating 'How do we keep our bodies healthy?'


Forces and Magnets 'Can you feel the force?'


Ancient Egypt 'Do we walk, talk and look like Egyptians?'


Weather 'What is weather?'


Plants 'Which came first, the seed or the plant?'


Ancient Greece 'Get me to the Greek!'

We are approachable.......please come and see us if you have any concerns!

Y3 example timetable - Balderton

Curriculum yearly overview