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Year 3

The Year 3 team is Mrs Guevara, Mrs Shackley, and Mrs Brookson.

Autumn Term 2020

Our first exciting term begins with a trip back in time, to find out what life was like in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Children will be finding out what it was like to live in those times, what evidence we have for this and developing a sense of chronology which will be built upon as they move through school. We will send you details soon of an outdoor trip planned to Creswell Crags to see some cave paintings. With a focus on art, we will be recreating cave paintings and designing Celtic jewellery. We will also learn about the types of food that the first farmers would have grown and look at updated versions of dishes that early settlers would have eaten. In our science topic 'Rocks' we will be studying the formation of rocks and fossils, learning about different types of rocks and finding out how soil is made. In English, we will be modifying traditional tales and then focusing on bears and stories with bears. In the next few weeks, we will be listening to your children read, and ensuring they are on the appropriate stage. We want every child to love reading and this forms a key part of our English curriculum. In maths, as well as securing and speeding up arithmetic skills, we are focusing on reasoning and problem solving, applying our number skills to different situations.

Welcome to Year 3

There is a Welcome to School presentation for each year group, instead of the normal Parents' Information Evening presentation. Click on the links below for the Year 3 version. We've provided three different versions, two documents and a video. Use whichever best suits how you are viewing this

Welcome to Year 3 2020 This downloads a file with included commentary that requires PowerPoint to play.

Welcome to Year 3 2020 This has no commentary, but will open in most browsers.

The video link below also contains commentary but you may prefer the downloaded documents above if you have limited data availability. To try and minimise the file size some slides may be on screen for a relatively short time. Try pausing the video if you need to read the full information.

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Curriculum Overview

We started using the International Primary Curriculum in September 2016. You can find more details of it 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