Welcome to Year 3 

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YEAR 3 & 4 CURRICULUM

Theme-led Curriculum          

 The first Theme-led Challenge this year has a history focus, asking the question 'Who was here first?'. 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 dens. 

To help answer this learning challenge question, the children will be set smaller challenges to guide their learning: 

  • When was the Stone Age?
  • What can archaeologists tell us?
  • How did people 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?

    Science

    The Year 3 unit asks the question 'How far can you throw a shadow?'.

    In this topic, the children will explore the sun, shadows and reflections and develop their understanding of: 

    • sources of light and reflection
    • how to stay safe in the sun and at night
    • how shadows change during the day

    To finish their learning about light, the children will make shadow puppets to use in a puppet show.

 Please click here to view the long term curriculum and other resources.

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, on Bug Club 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 table they need to practise and they need to do this at home twice a week. For the completion of the above tasks, children will be awarded three dojos.

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.