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Year 3

The Year 3 team is Miss Gee, Miss Thornton and Mrs Brookson

TLSA's - Mrs Harden, Mrs Taylor and Mrs Sukkersudha

Autumn Term 2021

Welcome to Year 3! In English, throughout the year, pupils will be studying a range of literature including novels, traditional stories, poetry and non-fiction texts. Our shared reading texts this year are: Varjak Paw by SF Said, The Fox and the Ghost King by Michael Morpurgo, The Hundred Mile Dog by Jeremy Strong and Harry the Poisonous Centipede goes to Sea by Lynne Reid. Over the term we will be studying fractured stories and writing our own modified fairy tales; in the second half of the term we will be analysing non-fiction texts and learning all about bears.

This term, in Mathematics, pupils will be studying the following units; Place Value, Addition & Subtraction and Multiplication & Division. We will be ensuring that pupils continue to learn their multiplication facts up to in a fun and engaging way to ensure they are confident and efficient.

We are excited to take a trip back in time for our IPC Topic this term entitled, ‘Scavengers & Settlers’. During this unit, we will find out what life was like to live in during Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, what evidence we have for this, and also develop a sense of chronology which will be built upon as they move through school. We will also learn about the types of food that the first farmers would have grown, and additionally we will look at updated versions of dishes that early settlers would have eaten.

In Art and Design & Technology, pupils will be learning about the techniques and skills required to enable them to design, plan and make their own piece of Celtic Jewellery and we will also be recreating cave paintings.

In Science, we will explore the characteristics of rocks and learn their names. The children will carry out simple tests on different rocks and use chocolate to model how rocks are made. We will also explore the composition of soil and think about how soil is made, whilst also studying the formation of fossils.

On the sporting front, Mr Tolman and the Sports Coaches will lead weekly P.E lessons: Please ensure your child wears their PE kit to school every Tuesday. Additionally, trainers also need to be in school for the Daily Mile. Please also ensure that your child has a water bottle in school.

Welcome to Year 3

There is a Welcome to School presentation for each year group. Click on the links below for the Year 3 version. 

 Welcome to Year 3 2021-2022

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 Welcome to Year 3 2021-2022 

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Curriculum Overview

You can find more details of the International Primary Curriculum on the Curriculum and Subject pages on the menu to the left. At the beginning of every unit of study we will be sending out a letter to parents that explains the sort of things that are being covered in the unit. Copies of these letters are available from the links below, as well as an overview for this year group.

 Year 3 IPC Overview 2021-2022