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:
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
List of things to remember:
Members of staff in Year 3:
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!'