Year 3 | Bridgewater
Welcome to Year 3!
A warm welcome from the team in Year 3! This year is a challenging and rewarding year and sees the children experience a lot of new things for the first time, including swimming lessons and the opportunity for lots more sporting events!
The children in this year group are taught by Miss Heaney (Bridgewater class) and Mr Snape (Warhol class) and supported by Mrs Brough and Mrs Boulton. We work very collaboratively across the year group working off each other’s strengths meaning the children get a good variety of teaching style experiences. It is great to be able to share these passions with the children!
Year Group Information
During Year 3, children will take part in Swimming lessons at Fenton Manor. These lessons take place during the Spring term and last for 10 weeks. They are a great opportunity for the children to develop a key life skill.
Our curriculum and topics are designed to excite our pupils and enthuse them in their learning. Each topic has been carefully created to teach a wide range of skills and knowledge, whilst covering all aspects of the National Curriculum.
During Year 3, children will get a chance to explore a number of exciting topics.
In the Autumn term we find out all about how the Earth is structured and what causes natural disasters. We will be looking at how volcanoes are formed and the effects they have on people that live near them. We will locate Mount Vesuvius on a map and find out what it was like to live in Pompeii during the eruption.
Next during Autumn 2 we will explore our local town and cities to look at important buildings. We will learn about urban art including graffiti, murals and statues. At school, we will write an information leaflet about our town and identify important streets and buildings. We will investigate cities around the world and find out how they’ve changed over time. We will have questions for you about where you work or places you often visit, and we’ll present the data we have collected. At the end of the topic, we will create a sign for our town, thinking about imaginative wording and appealing colours.
During the Spring term we have a very exciting History topic as we look into prehistoric Britain and the lives of the first humans. We will have a special visitor during the first half of the term who will help us to explore cave paintings, the lives of hunter gatherers and investigate historic findings that have informed what we know about the Stone Age. Through our research, we’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. What were people’s daily lives like and what epic battles did they fight? As we learn about the Bronze Age, we’ll create clay pots and decorate them like the Beaker people.
During Summer 1 we will explore where food comes from and how it manufactured. We will look at how food is cooked and the range of foods available to buy on the market. We will look at how food manufacturing has changed through history and how modern technology has enabled us to eat a wide and varied diet from around the world. Children will bake their own food from recipes and think about using healthy alternatives in their diet.
In Summer 2 we will look at world history and the impact of the Ancient Greeks. We will look at how the Greeks influenced the world and how their legacy still influences our daily lives today. We will read Myths and legends and learn about Greek mythology and Gods.
We welcome communication between home and school. Staff are often available at the start or end of each school day or appointments can be made by contacting the school office.
We have 3 Parents’ Evenings during the year; one in each term. Each meeting is an opportunity to discuss your child’s learning and celebrate their achievements and progress.
The summer term meeting is an opportunity to meet your child’s new teacher for the following year and find out all about their new class and year group ahead of the summer holidays. This helps our parents and children to prepare for these changes and come back in September feeling settled and ready to learn.