Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Blakey and Mrs Potts look forward to welcoming you into Year 3. We have many exciting activities planned throughout the year. Year 3 is a really important step on your journey through Primary School and making the transition from KS1 to KS2 can sometimes be a little daunting but we strive to ensure that learning is always lively, engaging and interesting.
During your time in Year 3, we cover a variety of topics. In the Autumn term we look at the Stone Age to the Iron Age. This involoves researching Skara Brae, houses, clothing and becoming Hunter Gatherers! The Iron Age involves learning about Stonehenge, round houses and the Druids.
During the Spring Term we study all things Egyptian, including farming, living and the afterlife. We look at the farming seasons and how the farmers got water from the Nile to the fields. We research how important the Nile was to the survival of the Egyptian people. When researching the afterlife we make a death mask in the style of the famous Tutankhamen. We often visit the Oriental Museum in Durham and dress up Egyptian style, do craft work and handle Egyptian artifacts. Our learning will be brought to life through hands on experiences and cross curricular links.
In the Summer term we look at the Roman occupation of Britain. We look at the things that the Romans brought to England that changed it forever. We investigate how they integrated themselves into Celtic society. We also try and arrange a trip to a Roman site to see what Roman architecture was like.
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Things To Remember
Monday – Pocket Readers will be given out and expected back a week later on the Monday
Friday – Children will be given homework to do and spellings to learn. These are due back the following Friday.
PE Kit – Wednesday and Friday.
Spelling test every Thurssday.
Water Bottles every day
Homework – Friday
Pocket Readers – Monday
Trips & Events
*Please note that these events may be subject to change.*
- 8th April – Inset day
- 25th April – Summer term begins
- 11th May – Y3 trip to Hardwick Hall (Outdoor and Adventure morning)
- 27th May – Break up for half term
- 6th June – Return to school
- 13th – 17th June – Sports Week
- 14th June – Sedgefield Dash (Hardwick Park)
- 20th June – Assessment week
- 12th July – KS2 Summer production
- 15th July – End of year reports out
- 18th July – Key Stage 1 Talent Show
- TBC – Meet the new class teacher
- 19th July – Year 6 Leaver’s Service
- 20th July – Break up for the summer holidays