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Year 3

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 2022 - 2023

Super 6 in Year 3

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!

Clubs & Cavemen

This term our topic is Clubs & Cavemen’ and enables us to develop our historical enquiry skills, exploring primary and secondary sources, ordering event chronologically and identifying the impact of historical events on our present day lives. This topics allows the children to understand the significance of Stone Henge as a historic structure of interest, while also encouraging them to consider the scientific learning inspired by the structure; light, shadows and silhouettes. The children will explore the roll of different kinds of rocks and stones for stone age man, exploring their properties, how they are formed and the kinds of uses man had for them. We shall learn about different historical periods within the stone age, by looking at dwellings used during these times, and also the societal structure evolution over time. Our class trip this term will be to Butser Farm where the children will be immersed in the experience, conducting archaeological digs, examining various dwellings and homes, and learning specific skills such as how to make cordage, wattling and dorbing fences and homes. We shall learn through the use of a variety of texts including ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth’ as well as a short novel called ‘Stig of the Dump’. These quality texts will help enrich the children’s learning further, understanding the structure of a range of texts and genres, while learning to write about historical information in both fiction and non-fiction genres. At the end of the unit, the children will be constructing a ‘learning centre’ where they will share some key facts and skills with Key Stage 1 children, providing a meaningful context and goal for their learning. The children are already very excited by this topic and we look forward to sharing more with you in person as the term continues.

 

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:

 

3CD@pirbright.surrey.sch.uk

3ND@pirbright.surrey.sch.uk

 

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. 

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