Our Year 3 journey
In Year 3, we begin our journey through Key Stage 2. We move to a different part of the school building and begin to see ourselves as role models for younger children in Key Stage 1.
Year 3 is full of exciting and challenging learning. We start the year learning about The Stone Age in history. We find out what life was like during this period when people hunted food with very basic tools and had to protect themselves from wild animals. We learn how life changed from the Stone Age, to the Bronze and Iron Ages as tools developed and also find out how we know so much about this period. Later on in the Autumn term, we go on a journey to Scotland, broadening our knowledge of the UK. We find out what is is like to live on an island off the coast of Scotland and compare it to living in London.
In the Spring term we learn about food and farming in the UK. We grow our own vegetables in our school garden and learn about different kinds of farming. We look at the journey of food from farm to fork and also think about the impact of weather on farming. We learn more about the UK as we identify parts of the country where land is used for farming.
We also learn about the Ancient Egyptians and learn to answer questions such as: Why was the River Nile so important for the Ancient Egyptians? Why did the Ancient Egyptians build pyramids? and Who were the pharaohs and what influence did they have? We learn about Harold Carter’s discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb and why this was such a significant historical moment.
In the Summer term, we learn about our diverse continent of Europe. We expand our place knowledge and make comparisons between the human and physical geography of different parts of Europe. We also explore the Roman Empire, and learn why the Romans invaded Britain and what legacy they left behind.
Our learning is enriched through a number of trips and visits in Year 3. We also enjoy the texts in our reading spine which includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry.