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Year 3 Curriculum

The Year 3 curriculum is broken down into six key themes, each of which is taught over one half term. Below you can read a summary of what the children experience in each theme. Each learning experience is specifically shaped to build on previous knowledge and to provide lasting memories. We strive to teach a broad and balanced curriculum that stimulates and challenges pupils to enable them to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to life in the 21st century.

Our curriculum drivers are embedded in everything that we do.

RESILIENCE means not giving up/persisting; having a positive view of oneself as a learner, managing distractions.
RESOURCEFULNESS means using your initiative and a range of strategies; being independent.
REFLECTION means thinking about your own learning; planning your work; assessing your own work. 
RELATIONSHIPS means you can learn effectively in a group; know when to work in a pair, group or alone. 

  • Green Fingers

    Green Fingers

    This is a truly lovely topic which takes place during the summer term. Children  make hedgehog bread, study artwork by Monet and look at how he used colours to create mood and effect. We also learn about plants and flowers. Children use a flowering plant and food dye to observe how water is transported as well as plant and grow their own plants.
  • The Rampaging Romans

    The Rampaging Romans

    This is a well-loved topic in Year 3 and has been for many years. Children learn about the Romans, why their army was so successful and what it would have been like to be a Roman soldier. Children take part in plenty of Roman activities during 'Roman Day', including eating Roman food. We create clay dishes as well as mosaics using natural materials.
  • The Butterfly Lion

    The Butterfly Lion

    This is a jam packed topic, full of lots of activities and writing centered around the book 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo. This is a beautifully written book full of African sunsets, circuses and The First World War. We make our own semolina pudding, learn about Timbavati wildlife and compose beautiful letters to send.
  • Vast Volcanoes

    Vast Volcanoes

    This term we will learn all about volcanoes. Get ready to create your own volcano and watch it erupt! Children learn about the seven continents, and then focus on Europe. Children learn about Pompeii and what happened when the volcano erupted in 79AD. We also have a science focus on ‘Rocks and Soils’ throughout this topic.
  • Celebrating Differences

    Celebrating Differences

    It is super important to gain a better understanding of each other. We have dedicated this topic to understanding each other’s differences. We will learn what is special about each of us, what special talents we have and how to show respect. Most importantly we will understand that being different isn’t bad, it’s just different.
  • Digging Up The Past

    Digging Up The Past

    In this unit of work we go back in time to the Stone Age before traveling on to the Iron Age. We become historians and unlock what it was like to live in the Stone Age. What's more, we act out how they lived as well as creating our own cave paintings.