Hello and welcome to the Year 3 page. We are really excited to share learning experiences with you and support your child on their learning journey with us. We have lots of exciting things planned for this year throughout our three main topics. These topics include Clubs & Cavemen, Exhilarating Egyptians and Engaging Environments. We have some smaller topics which we cover in Year 3 as well, including Magnetic Robots and a focus this year as a whole school on Diversity.
Throughout each term we follow a cross curricular approach which allows us to be fully immersed in our learning journey and helps us to learn the skills we need to achieve our learning challenges at the end of each unit. We can't wait to get stuck into each and every lesson!
Year 3 Long Term Planning 2021-22
Topic Webs & Letters
The Super 6 are used across the school to support learning. They are skills of learning that equip us all for and knowledge acquisition, learning and life challenged now and in the future. Talk to your child at home about each of these skills and what they mean to you. When helping your child with their Home Learning or indeed any task around the home or further afield it would be a great opportunity to use these skills ad discuss how they help us to achieve, better ourselves and make a positive contribution. This year the 3DD children voted to themes their Super 6 around Harry Potter while in 3EP the children voted to theme theirs on animals. Ask your child which skills they used in school today. Perhaps they could explain to you how they used it to achieve their best!
This term our topic is 'Engaging Environments' and enables us to develop our geographical enquiry skills, exploring the world around us and the impact we have on it. This topic supports the children in their understand of climates, biomes and how these impact the biodiversity of our planet. We shall look closely at the range of habitats around our school and the diverse animal and plant life these habitats host. The children will consider the impact of the 'human variable' on varying habitats globally and the consequences of this. They shall study the artistic work of Andy Goldsworthy and use this to inform their own pieces of artwork highlighting the need to consider our impact on the world and how we can reduce this. During our topic we shall look at how plants grow, animal food chains and webs and we shall learn and write about some endangered animals, and those campaigning to help them; David Attenborough and Greta Thumberg. We shall be using some high quality texts to support the children in their learning; 'The Window' and 'The Promise' being among these. At the end of the topic we shall be inviting parents in to school to share an afternoon tea and show our artworks to them, each displaying a clear message about the world around us.
For more information about our topics and the exciting things we plan to cover this year, please have a look at our long term plan and termly topic webs.
Each week we will upload a copy of the Home Learning document here for your reference and a paper copy also goes home each Friday. We collect the Home Learning in by the following Thursday and hold a Home Learning Celebration each Thursday afternoon, where the children will be able to share their learning with each other, ask questions, praise successes and share any other thoughts or ideas about their learning and the topic. You can send in hard copies of your home learning with your child or alternatively you can email them by Thursday morning to the class email accounts:
We love to see all the learning the children have done and celebrate in their successes. Do think creatively, if you choose, in how to present the Home Learning. You can create videos, presentations, paper pieces, 3D pieces, soundscapes, etc. We cannot wait to see them!
Helping at Home
Below you will find some helpful resources for support your child with their learning at home. These include the End of Year Expectations for Year 3, the Year 3 Writer's Wishlist, a guide created by the school to help at home and a selection of ideas, top tips and tricks from parents in Year 3 that they have found useful in engaging and supporting their children. Thank you to everyone who submitted their ideas for this document.