Hello and welcome to Year 3.
All our English work and Reading work link to our class texts that allow us to take a cross curricula approach to our learning. Some of the texts we enjoy in Year 3 include: Stone Age Boy, Stig of the Dump, The Firework Maker’s Daughter, Roman Tales; The Goose Guards and Roman Tales; The Captive Celt. Children will learn to apply their grammar skills for writing across a range of genres, whilst having the opportunity to draft and edit their work to produce writing that they can be extremely proud of.
In maths, children will be developing their understanding further of the four number operations, exploring fractions of amounts and numbers and enhance their multiplication and division skills. Children will also continue to strengthen their understanding of problem solving across all their maths units and be given the opportunity to reflect upon their learning across a unit.
During the Autumn term, children will enjoy the topic, ‘Through the Ages’, where they will learn about prehistoric Britain from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. Children will also explore different clay techniques, in order to create and decorate a Bell Beaker-style pot.
In the Spring term, children will cover the topic of ‘Rocks, Relics and Rumbles’, where they explore and identify the features and characteristics of the Earth’s layers with a deeper look into volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis. They will also explore forces and how they are used in the world they live in.
In the Summer term, children will focus on the topic of ‘Emperors and Empires’. Children will develop a strong understanding about the history and structure of ancient Rome and the Roman Empire, including a detailed exploration of the Romanisation of Britain. In addition to this, children will be able to learn about the history of mosaics and design their own mosaic border tile.