Our Year 3 journey
We are now in Key Stage 2. Key Stage 2 starts in Y3 and continues all the way up to Y6. We move to a different part of the school building and begin to share the playground with the older children. We feel more ‘grown-up’ and enjoy playing games with the older children who look after us really well.
Year 3 is full of exciting learning opportunities- it is hard to capture them all. Below is a brief outline of some of our learning in Y3.
We start the year learning about The Stone Age in history. We love learning about what life was like during this period when mammoths and wild animals roamed freely, when people hunted food with very basic tools and had to protect themselves from wild animals. We learn how life in the Stone Age changed as farming 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. We find out about the Loch Ness monster and also learn where Ben Nevis is on a map.
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.
In the Summer term, we go on another journey, this time to the Amazon rainforest. We learn about the animals and people who live here, the importance of the rainforest and the impact that cutting down the rainforest is having on our world. We learn about plants and what they need to grow, making connections to our work in Science. We learn about biomes and climate as we identify the equator on a map of the world.
In Year 3 we also start learning Spanish. We have a weekly music lesson and start to learn to play the recorder. We continue to enjoy PE lessons and love developing our art and DT skills.
Throughout Y3 we go on lots of trips to enhance our learning in different subjects. One of our favourites is a trip to a farm to learn about farming.
Year 3 is a great year and we are all looking forward to embarking on our exciting journey together.
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