Welcome to Year 3: 2016 - 2017
Please follow our learning experiences on our Year 3 Blog.
Introducing the team:
Class 10: Miss Twinning and Miss Guest
Class 11 Miss Allanson, Mrs Lott and Mrs Edwards.
Summer Term's Theme 2016-17: 'No Place Like Home'
Click here for overview: /docs/No_Place_Like_Home_Theme_Map.pdf
This term we will be exploring Pre-Roman Britain, looking in detail at how the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age people lived. We will look at where they settled, how they survived and how life developed. A Stone Age Experience Day will allow the children to put themselves in Stone Age people's shoes. We will also be visiting an Iron Age Fort on Cleeve Common after Half- Term. We will be designing, making and evaluating our own pieces of pottery, as well as creating some cave paintings in the class room! Dance will allow us to express ourselves fully, re-enacting a Stone Age scene.
Spring Term's Theme 2016-17: 'Routes to shoots'
Click here for overview: /docs/Routes_to_Shoots_Theme_Map_YEAR_3.doc
YEAR 3 SPRING TERM: ‘ROUTES’ TO SHOOTS
This term we will be learning all about journeys and life cycles of human and plant life. To begin with, we will be exploring what makes us the people we are, searching family history and identifying where we are rooted, as well as considering how others’ lives may be different to our own . We will be making our own family trees and creating class maps of locations significant to us.
We will then be focusing on how journeys can stem into other areas of nature, following nature’s path and how plants lead their lives! This will be a creatively led, where art, DT, Music and outdoor learning/ Eco Schools will play a large part of our learning. We will be looking at the work of Georgia O’keefe to help inspire our own nature based textile creations and performing our own nature inspired dance using music we have created.
Autumn Term's Theme 2016-17: 'George's Marvellous Medicine'
Click here for overview: George's Marvellous Medicine Theme Map - Y3
This term, Year 3 will be delving in to the world of Roald Dahl and exploring the exciting events of ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’.
Inspired by George’s concoction, we will be designing our own 'marvellous' medicines to write shape poems and stories about. We will also be designing, making and writing our own instructions for healthy smoothies! Quentin Blake’s illustrations will be a focus for our Art sessions, which will help us to create our own illustrations for the stories we have written. We will also be lucky enough to have a visit from a historical Doctor to teach us about the history of medicine. To finish the theme with a bang, we will be going to see a theatre performance of George’s Marvellous Medicine in Birmingham! We are very much looking forward to this term and the exciting experiences it will bring.