Year 3 …..and so the adventure into Key Stage 2 begins!
Now that we are in the Juniors there are lots of new experiences for us, fantastic topics and some BRILLIANT trips to look forward to.
We have swimming lessons at the local leisure centre and we get to have ‘Fab Fridays’ where we develop our creative skills in music and art lessons, learn French and develop our sporting skills in lots of different sports in our PE sessions with NS Sport.
Follow us as we explore Tropical Rainforests in Geography in the Autumn term, become archaeologists discovering Prehistoric Britain in the Spring and travel back to Ancient Greece in Summer.
The year kicks off with a celebration of ‘Roald Dahl Day’ and we use his fantastic, splendiferous books throughout the first half-term to inspire us in our English work. Then in the second half of the Autumn term we move onto exploring the Tropical Rainforests of the world, learning about their importance to life on Earth and the challenges ahead in conserving them. To bring our learning to life we even get to go to a real ‘Living Rainforest’ where we explore some of the plants and animals you would encounter there. We learn lots of interesting facts which we then use in producing our own amazing non-fiction texts.
In Spring we travel back in time to the period before written records even existed –
PREHISTORY! We learn about life of early man from hunter- gatherers to skilled farmers from the Stone Age, through the Bronze and Iron Ages. We pay a visit to ‘Butser Ancient Farm’ where we explore the different types of dwellings used during the prehistoric era, become archaeologists and even get to try our hands at some ancient crafts.
The summer term transports us to the world of monsters and heroes, myths and legends. We have fun exploring Greek mythology , learning how people lived and worked in Ancient Greek civilization and developing our understanding of the impact this period of history had on future civilizations, including our modern lives! Highlights of the term are our themed Greek Day and fabulous Ancient Greek workshop. We dress up as Ancients Greeks for both events, become
Greek warriors, athletes and actors, sample Greek foods and showcase our learning in presenting an assembly to our families.
We elect members of our classes to represent us on the Pupil Leadership Team (PLT) and to assist the PE staff as Sports buddies and we continue to play our part as members of the Green Team. There are a variety of extra-curricular clubs open to us too. We have A SUPER BUSY year with lots of learning and lots of FUN!