Welcome to Year 3 

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YEAR 3 & 4 CURRICULUM

Theme-led Curriculum     

Year 3

The first Learning Challenge this year has a history focus, asking the question ‘What was life like a long time ago?'. In this topic, children will explore the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and develop their understanding of what life was like for early Britons. Alongside the history elements of the topic, the children will develop their skills in art and DT, creating cave paintings and making shelters. 

To help explore this period in time, our children will be set questions to answer to guide their learning: 

  • When was the Stone Age?
  • What can archaeologists tell us?
  • How do you survive in the Stone Age?
  • What does the art of the early Britons tell us about their life?
  • When do you think it was better to be alive: Stone Age, Bronze Age or Iron Age?

To further enhance the children's understanding of this topic, Year 3’s Bushcraft sessions will give a hands on and practical understanding of what things were like back in The Stone Age. Children will build shelters, learn fire lighting skills and forage. They will explore the difference between the hunter/gatherers who had to work as a team to survive, and the settled agricultural societies that followed in which tribalism, hierarchy, religion and war started the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic period, the Neolithic period and the Bronze Age.

Science

How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?

In this Year 3 topic, we will investigate the importance of nutrition for health and develop our understanding of skeletons, muscle groups and how nutrients, oxygen and water are transported in both humans and animals.    

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Homework and Reading

There is an expectation that your child completes at least three twenty minute reading sessions a week at home. This can be independent reading to an adult or a mixture of reading and book discussion with an adult.

In addition to this, the children will know from their maths lessons which times tables they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. 

The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication between yourself and your child's teachers. Teachers will sign diaries every week and we ask that you also sign the diary weekly.