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Welcome to our Year 3

Year 3 is an exciting year for the children as they begin their KS2 journey. During the autumn term, children learn about the stages of pre-history including The Stone Age, The Bronze age and finally The Iron Age. Much of the content covered is fed through our English topics too. The children learn how to make Stone Age paint and write instructions for this. They also venture into the Stone Age and write their own stories! In design and technology, we investigate different bread types, looking at various types and comparing them. We have a bread tasting session and then make our own to take home. The second part of the term sees the children explore what is means to live healthily. Together we investigate the human digestive system, fitness and family history.

In the spring term, the children learn all about volcanoes and earthquakes before moving on to an interesting topic called 'Going Continental'! This is a study of Europe, its capital cities and why England was invaded by so many visitors from the continent.

Finally, in the summer term, the children learn about the lives of the vicious Vikings. They design and make their own Viking long ships. Using clips from “How to Train Your Dragon”, the children produce exciting and thrilling stories, play scripts and poems. The year finishes with a detailed look at plant life. We explore their importance to the planet and how we need to protect rainforests.



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