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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!  Our teachers are Mrs Patrick and Miss Welbourne.  Mrs Patrick's class is called 3SP and their teaching assistant is called Mrs Pougher.  Miss Welbourne's class is called 3GW and their teaching assitants are Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Gill.

During the year we will complete 3 different topics based on Geography, History and Science.  

Our first topic, during the Autumn term focuses on the Amazon Rainforest.  We will use atlases to locate where we live in the UK, where the Amazon rainforest is and make comparisons.  To help us make these comparisons we will also walk around Swanland village and the Rainforest zone at Tropical World, during our visit in October.   We shall also examine the plants, trees and animals that live in the Rainforest.

In the Spring term our topic will be called The Romans.  We shall investigate where the Romans are placed on the timeline of Britain, how and when the Romans invaded Britain and the structure of the Roman Army.  We shall experience life as a Roman soldier during our visit to a Roman Fort in York.

Our topic during the Summer term is called rocks and fossils.  We shall look at the different types of rocks, soils, fossils and volcanoes and discuss how these are formed.  

We shall also investigate Forces, the different types and their effects.  This shall also be linked with a Literacy topic called Superheroes.

The first whole class book that we are going to read together is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.  We will use the book to help us focus on word choice and knowledge and also with reading comprehension activities.

Our Numeracy will be based on the Mastery approach.  This will involve the children focusing on a specific strand of Numeracy for a few weeks at a time.  Our hope is that this method of delivery will help the children develop secure problem solving skills that they can apply to everyday life.

We look forward to meeting and working with you this year.

Visit to Tropical World

On October 18th the Year 3 children visited Tropical World as part of our Rainforest topic.  We wanted to find out what it would feel like to actually live in a rainforest and what animals would we come across.

We also had an activity in the woods at Roundhay Park.  We investigated food chains and we looked for bugs on the woodland floor.  We discussed how they were specially adapted to their habitat.

We had a fantastic day out, the children really enjoyed themselves and it would not have been possible without our fantastic parent volunteers!

Y3 Planning overview 2017-18