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Year 3 2020-21

We will be regularly filling this page with exciting class news, pictures and clips of everything we've been up to. If you do have any ideas for this page, then just let us know and we'll try and include them. 

Thanks! Mr Hart and Mr Bream smiley

The 'Homework and Supporting Your Child at Home' sections will be regularly updated in lieu of 'Meet the Teacher' meetings. There's lots to read already so please check these areas for any new information about life and expectations in Year 3. If you do have any further queries, then please contact us directly by email.

- Sum 2 spellings and Spelling Shed lists uploaded (Y3 Spellings) to practise at home.

- New pics - Design and Technology - Making Sock Monkeys!

- New pics and clips - Sharing Parish Projects - The Rainforests!

- New pics - PSHE - Team-working.

- Sum 1 Parish Projects Homework - The Rainforests.

- Parent Teacher Consultations Timetable (top of page).

- New pics and clips - Sharing Parish Projects - Raiders!

- New pics - Dragon eyes art!

- New pics - Learning to code.

- How to use Google Classroom letter - Home Learning Section (link)

Homework and supporting your child at home

Some of our wonderful displays!

Summer 2 - The Rainforests


This half term, we will continue to learn about rainforests. To begin, we will be finding out about the artist Rousseau, evaluate some his famous paintings and designing and creating our own collages of the rainforest in his style. In Science, we will learn to group living things and then draw and complete our own classification keys. Following that, we will create and label food chains, and recognise that environments can change and identify how this impacts on living things. In DT sessions, we will continue to learn to make our sock monkey/other rainforest creature!

Summer 1 - The Rainforests


This half term, our topic will be ‘The Rainforests'. We will start by locating and describing the geographical features of the Amazon rainforest. We will then investigate tropical climates and compare them across the world, locating other examples, and writing weather reports. Following that, we will research and explain the different layers of the rainforest, and the water cycle in the context of rainforests. Finally, we will be describing what life is like and understanding people's lives in the rainforest.

Spring 2 - Raiders!


To start the new half term, our topic will be ‘Raiders!’ when we will be learning about The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England. To begin, we will be finding out who the Anglo Saxons were and how they changed Britain. We will then investigate who the Vikings were and find out what life was like for the Vikings before they came to Britain. Following that, we will then research what it was like when the Vikings invaded Britain, their influence and just how they changed the lives of Britons after the invasion. Finally, we will investigate how the Anglo Saxon and Viking period ended and the rise of the Normans.


During English lessons, running in conjunction with our topic theme, we'll be reading 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell and exploring the characters, settings and themes through our writing and reading. To inspire us further, we will also be using clips from the film. 

Spring 1 - Super Scientists


To start the new half term, our topic will be “Super Scientists”. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases and linking our knowledge to the water cycle by carrying out an experiment. Following that, we will investigate properties of magnets, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and carry out our own investigation. Additionally, we will describe and explain how forces such as friction, gravity and air resistance work, and undertake an investigation using our subject knowledge. Finally, we'll plan, carry out, write up and present our own experiments based on dissolving solids, which we'll then share via Google Classroom.


During English lessons, running in conjunction with our topic theme, we will be reading George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and using this to explore various text types in our writing and reading.

Autumn 2 - Cavemen To Celts


To start the new half term, our topic will be “Cavemen to Celts” where we will be studying the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. First, we will be learning about the Stone Age and finding out what was life like in Stone Age Britain, creating some cave paintings and placing the era on a timeline and in context.

We’ll then explain the impact of the Bronze Age, thinking about the importance of metalwork and metal objects, and learning about what life was like in Bronze Age Britain. After that, we will then learn about Stonehenge, understand how it was made and then try and re-create it (on a smaller scale!). 

Finally, we will be learning about the Iron Age and explain the major developments during this period and finding out what was life like in a hill fort. We'll compare the three eras and explain the major differences, presenting our findings using the iPads.

Autumn 1 - Window on the World


To start this half term, we will be developing our mapping skills and learning about key aspects of physical and human geography in Africa. We'll find out about different climates and describe climates of Africa and compare these with other continents. Furthermore, we’ll research the Kalahari Desert and investigate and share different Kalahari countries with others. After that, we’ll find out what it’s like to live in a desert, research the real people that live in and near deserts and how affects their lives. During art sessions, we’ll be creating collage flags from different African countries before developing our skills using a range of techniques to create effects using pencils, oil pastels and different ways of using watercolours. In addition, we’ll explore Khoisan paintings and rock art before designing artwork of a Kalahari animal inspired by Khoisan work.