Welcome to Year 3
Learning in Lockdown
What are Year 3 learning about this half term?
Our previous learning this year
God and Mortals
Find out what your child is learning in Year 3
Spring term will see us taking a walk on the wild side in our topic ‘Predators’ We will develop our knowledge of predatory animals which will help us to identify who is at the top of the food chain! Our research will take us around the world using maps, globes and atlases to locate the different habitat of predators. Year 3 will also learn about the different layers of the rain forest and carry out a debate on deforestation.
Our second topic ‘Urban pioneers’ will take Year 3 on a trip to the bright lights of the city where they will learn that every street has a story to tell. Our English text ‘The Dot by Peter Reynolds’ will open up the children's eyes to the world around them and allow them to explore different forms of art with fresh eyes. We will make maps of our home town and find out how it has changed and adapted over time. We will be exploring the questions has time changed our town for the better? How could we improve the urban environment? Year 3 will end the topic by creating their own pieces of urban art.
Summer 1 will see Year 3 tucking in and enjoying a yummy journey of discovery tasting fantastical fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalising treats. We will also dive into the magical world of Willy Wonker through our English text ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.’ Our journey will lead us to York Cholate factory where will spend the day learning about the characters, key ideas and make our own addition to the factory taking inspiration from Willy Wonka himself. Back at school, we will be getting busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how food helps you grow fit and strong.
You’re an engineer, a scientist a maker of men (iron men). Mighty Metals is our final topic in the summer term. Our English text ‘The Iron man’ will allow Year 3 to go on a scientific journey of discovery linked to forces, magnetism, metals and materials. It will allow us to expand our mind to test and trial, build and move. We will create explanation text, instructions and non-chronological reports.
Meet the staff...
Mrs Whittem (class teacher)
Miss Rachel (teaching assistant)
Mrs M Horne (support assistant)
Ferney Lee Road, Todmorden,
Lancs, OL14 5NR