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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

The Teachers and Teaching Assistants in Year 3 are:

Foxes Class


Miss H Robinson

Miss Robinson

Frogs Class

Mrs Croke

Team Leader: Mrs Croke

Welcome to Year 3. The transition from KS1 to KS2 is a very important one and we have a brilliant team to ensure this goes as smoothly as possible . The team is made up of two classes, Foxes and Frogs. The teachers are Mrs Croke and Miss Robinson. We are very lucky to have the support of Mrs Bransbury, Mrs Griffiths and Mrs Young, who will be working across the key stage.  We will also be supported by Mrs Rose and Mrs Marchmant. In Year 3 we explore some fantastic topics.  During the year, we enjoy celebrating the life and books of Roald Dahl Day with a special Roald Dahl day. We create our own model robots using junk metal, spend time in our local area on the River Adur, and travel back in time to the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. The children look at predatory animals, plants, food chains, habitats and learn the key parts and functions of animals and plants.

Summer 1 and 2 Topic - Tribal Tales

Maths -  In Maths, we will continue looking at measuring time, specifically looking at the duration of different events in hours and minutes. We will then begin exploring shapes, identifying right angles in different shapes and in their environment. We will be able to recognise and draw 3D shapes, finding parallel and perpendicular lines. 

Literacy - This term, we will be finding out about life in the Past by studying the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.  The children will be writing a playscript based on the visit from Sir Teachalot.  They will perform these plays in small groups. The children will also answer a history based question and have a balanced argument in groups.

Reading - We be reading  the fantastic story ‘Varjak Paw’. This  story tells the life of a Mesopotamian cat who finds himself travelling the streets alone… This will inspire great role play, and imaginative writing. 

Science - This term we will  we will be  investigating light, shadows and reflection. We will also explore Rocks and Fossils.

History - We will be exploring the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and  becoming detectives to find out more about our past! We will then look at the transformation and , find out more about Celtic warriors, their lifestyle, diet and houses.

Art and Design - We will explore the lives of the Beaker people and their development of Beaker pots.  We will then sketch initial designs before we create our own pots, using clay.  We will conclude our topic by designing different patterns inspired by the Beaker people, before weaving using different wools.

RSHE - This term, we are continuing our topic on ‘Family, Friends and Relationships’, specifically looking at what makes a healthy relationship and strategies to overcome situations where a relationship may not be healthy. We will also be looking at ways to administer basic First Aid.

RE - In our first half term of the topic we will be looking at the concept Gospel and we will be answering the Big Question ‘What kind of World did Jesus want?’

In the second half term we will be  learning about Islam and the Islamic and our Big Question is ‘What is Hajj? ‘