Welcome to Year 3
Phase Leader: Mrs Edwards
Class 7- Mr Bartleton and Mrs Chambers
Class 8- Mr Evison and Mrs Chambers.
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.
We will be starting the year with the topic, ‘Willenhall to Venice’. Children will use their geographical skills to identify both locations on the map using directional language. We kick off the topic with our ‘Wow Day’ – a visit to Willenhall Lock Museum, which has proven to be a very enjoyable experience. During the day, children immerse themselves into many practical activities, whilst finding about how Willenhall has changed through the years using historical sources of information. Year 3 transforms into Venice to mark the end of the topic when children get to design their own Venetian masks for a ball. Why don’t you come and join us?
Our second topic is all about ‘Remembrance’ and World War 2. They will continue to build on their geographical knowledge and will develop their understanding of historical sources of information. This will include making comparisons with their life now and life as an evacuee child.
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 a visit to the forest to live like 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 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.
In this term, we take a step back in time as we uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt by exploring and analysing 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.