Welcome to Year 3.
The staff in Year 3 are:
Poplar Class Teacher- Miss K Straw
Hawthorn Class Teacher- Miss H Aitken
Teaching Partner- Mrs Dytiche
Teaching Assistants –Mrs Hartley-Havers
Miss A Walker also spends some time working with children in Year 3.
Days to remember :
*P.E. –Tuesday & Friday
*Library – Monday
*P.E. –Tuesday & Thursday
*Library – Tuesday
Year 3 Homework
*Wednesday-Maths & English/Learning Challenge/Science
*Children to read at least 3 times a week
*Children to practise number bonds, multiplication and division facts linked to their Rainbow Targets at least 3 times a week
Learning Challenge Curriculum
Autumn 1 (History focus)
Can you Rock to the Romans?
In this History focused Learning Challenge, children will investigate the Stone Age, Iron Age, and the Roman invasion of Britain. They will look at the differences between these historical periods. Also they will research what their life style was like and what evidence of their invasion and settlement can be found in England today. A trip to the Roman fort at “Brigantium” will take place. During the visit, children will dress up as Roman soldiers and take part in a variety of activities, such as weapon training and guard duty.
Autumn 2 (Geography Focus)
How many ways can you say Hello?
During this Geography based theme we will be looking at where we live in the world using Google earth, atlases, maps and globes. We will look at why Scarborough is a popular English holiday destination before travelling across Europe! We will research European countries, research key facts about them, taste different foods and look at why at they are popular holiday destinations. During our European adventure we will look at the physical and human Geography of each locality that we ‘visit’.
Spring 1 (Science focus)
How Wonderful A Wizard Are You?
During this Science focused theme we will be developing investigation skills such as making predictions, planning and carrying out fair tests, recording results, drawing and interpreting graphs and writing conclusions.
Spring 2 (Art & Music focus)
Arts and Music Theme
Each year our Spring 2 Learning Challenge changes, but it is always focused on The Arts. The Learning Challenge incorporates The Arts in the widest sense, including Art, Music, Dance, Poetry etc. The theme culminates in an amazing Arts Festival created by the whole school. It really is an event not to be missed – look out for the date during the Spring term.
Summer 1 (R.E. focus – Religious Education)
Can you shine a light on Hinduism?
During this RE focused theme we will be learning about Hinduism and comparing it to Christianity. We will be looking at the festivals that Hindus celebrate and will visit a Hindu temple. As well as this we will be finding out about Hindu Gods and the Puja tray.
Summer 2 (P.S.H.C.E focus– Personal Social Health Citizenship Education)
Are Roald Dahl’s Characters Good Citizens?
During this PSHCE focused theme we will be using films, books, visitors and many other exciting learning activities to find out about friendships, healthy lifestyles, why medicines are important, road safety and citizenship.