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The Year 3 Team

The Year 3 team are: Mrs Amanda Cummings (Head of Year), Mrs Julie Fairbairn (Class Teacher), Mrs Tayla Clark (Class Teacher).

If you should have any problems concerning your child, please speak to your child's Class Teacher in the first instance.

Autumn Term

Our topic this term is ‘Storms and Shipwrecks’. Within this learning journey we will learn about pirates, life on the ocean and weather. We will attend ‘Pirate Maths lessons’ in which we will learn all the Maths a pirate needs to know, leading up to a treasure map challenge. In our RE lessons we will learn creation stories and later in the term we will re-write the Christmas story from the point of view of the donkey. We will learn a range of outdoor games with Portsmouth Football club and during our indoor PE lessons we will play dodgeball in the first half of the term; with storm themed dancing in the second half of the term.

In English we will write shape poems and experience "Talk for Writing".

Click here for the topic letter giving details about the Autumn term in Year 3!

Spring Term

The Spring term is a fantastic term with lots of active and creative learning.  Our topic this term is "Fire and Ice".  Within this learning journey we will learn about the Antarctic and China. In addition, much of our learning will take place closer to home with our local study of Middleton. We will be comparing Middleton in the past and present and using some exciting new technology "Digimaps for Schools" to map the local area. As well as learning in the classroom, we will be out and about in the local community, mapping and interviewing.

In our Art lessons we will explore sketching and drawing techniques, followed by work on the Chinese "Willow Pattern".  Our Science unit will be "Light and Shadow" which links with our DT when we will put on a shadow puppet show.  Our English lessons will encompass Chinese myths and legends, traditional tales and work based on the book, "Meerkat Mail".

Throughout the term we will learn about the early life of Jesus leading up to learning the Easter story in our RE lessons.


Summer Term

Our main topic in the Summer term is the Celts and Romans and this topic is linked across the curriculum.  We will be visiting Butser Ancient Farm, Fishbourne Roman Palace, as well as welcoming the History Man in when we will hold our special Roman Day.  We will all dress in togas for the day and re-enact a Roman battle using our Roman shields which we have made ourselves.

We will be practising our athletics skills on the sports field in readiness for the whole school Sports Day later in the term.


Year Group News

The latest news letters are shown below:

The Year 3 Learning Journey

Please click here for the Year 3 Autumn Term Learning Journey.

The Learning Journeys for Year 3 are "Storms and Shipwrecks", "Fire and Ice" and "Celts and Romans".  Each Learning Journey has different outcomes and has links across the whole curriculum.  Please click on the links below for lots more information:

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