Welcome to Year 3. Year 3 is an exciting year in school as the children leave behind Key Stage one and begin their journey through Key Stage Two with Miss Green. The children become increasingly independent and responsible this year and begin to take some ownership of their learning and their environment.
In literacy, we work to consolidate the progress that we have made in Year 2. We work hard to ensure that we have secured their phonological knowledge and move towards ensuring that we are applying it to our spelling. In numeracy, we look to extend our range of strategies to solve calculations using the four operations. We begin to learn and use our times tables more now, and develop these skills into our growing collection of key number facts.
We cover three main topics across the year. We firstly look at 'Stone Age to Iron Age', and what life was like during that time period. As part of the topic, we visit The Iron Age Museum, during which we get the opportunity to explore both time periods through handling artefacts, playing games, and literally travelling from the Stone Age to the Iron Age in one day.
Our Spring Term topic explores a huge amount of geographical learning, thinking and skills. During our first half term topic 'Where In The World', the children develop their knowledge and understanding of our planet, such as understanding of countries, continents and geographical features such as the equator. We progress to apply this learning in Spring 2, when we direct our world learning to build understanding about 'Why are deserts so dry and jungles so wet'?
Our Final topic of the year is 'Romans'. Once again we travel back through time and learn what life was like for Romans. This year we are planning on visiting Butser Ancient Farm in Hampshire to really experience Roman Life, a first for the school.
As part of our P.E. programme, we take the children on a six week swimming course at Farleigh School. The children love swimming with their peers and it is always something they are excited about, and are always disapointed when the course is finished.