Welcome to Year 3


Phase Leader: Mrs F. Edwards


3SB- Mr S. Bartleton

3JT- Mr J. Tinniswood

Mr S. Johnson


Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Mrs Danks.


This year, we have many exciting topics in store for the children for their creative curriculum, which will support and continue to develop their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.


Autumn Term

We will be starting the year with the topic, ‘Willenhall to Venice’. Children will develop and use their geographical skills to identify both locations on the map using directional language, building on skills taught in Year 2. Children delight in finding about how their home, Willenhall, has changed through the years using historical sources of information and they will explore and make comparisons with Venice using geographical language.  To mark the end of the term, Year 3 transforms into Venice when children get to design their own Venetian masks for a ball celebrating different cultures.  Why don’t you come and join us?

Our second topic is all about ‘Remembrance’ and World War 2.  Children will continue to build on their geographical knowledge of locations within the world and will develop their understanding of historical sources of information and how to use them.  This will include making comparisons with their life now and life as an evacuee child.


Spring Term

Year 3 take a step back in time to mark the beginning of the Spring Term by learning all about the Stone Age which includes either a visit to the forest to live like a Stone Age person or a visit from a Stone Age person. Children study this topic throughout the whole of the Spring Term as there is so much to explore and uncover.  Children will learn how Stone Age people lived and compare this to their own lives.  Children get the opportunity to design their own cave paintings and Stone Age jewellery to bring their learning environments to life. During this topic, parents are invited to come and watch the children perform a ‘Stone Age’ play and songs.


Summer Term

In this term, we take a step back in time as we uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt by using the wonderfully illustrated graphic novel, ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ by Joe Todd Stanton.  Children will explore the adventure of Marcy through the mysteries of different locations of Egypt and different gods whilst on the quest to rescue her father.  This is a narrative of both adventure and personal development as she overcomes her fears and becomes a stronger and more confident person resonating with our ‘Barcroft Vision and Values’ curriculum  Children will explore and analyse different Egyptian artefacts before moving on to investigate different aspects of Egypt and the culture. Children will explore the geographical importance of the Nile, different gods and the mummification process, which illustrate attitudes to death and the afterlife.

Supporting your child at home

Each week children will have homework, reading books and a list of spellings to take home.  These are given out on a Wednesday and are due back the following Monday so that reading books can be changed and homework and spellings checked.   Children also have access to TTRockstars and Spelling Shed which can be used to support home learning.

Please join us where you can for parent workshops- these have been hugely popular and a lot of fun.