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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Here you will find all the information you need to know about the goings on in Year 3.

 

Please ensure you bring your pencil case, reading diary and reading book to school every day.

 

Our topic this term is a geography-based topic which revolves around mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. We will learn about the key features of each, where they are located and why and investigate their impact on human geography, settlement and land. We will explore, in greater depth, the similarities and differences in physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, North and South America.

 

This will be done through:

 

  • Using atlases, globes and computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Using the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build knowledge of a physical region within the UK
  • Using photographs, film clips and eye-witness accounts to build an understanding of mountains, earthquakes and volcanoes and their impact on human geography

Throughout our learning, we will be considering the following enquiry questions, using our research, and newly acquired knowledge to answer them:

 

Why is Mount Everest famous?

What is a mountain? Is all high land a mountain?

Are all mountains identical?

Why do volcanoes erupt?

Why do people like to live on or near volcanoes?

Why doesn’t Britain experience significant earthquakes?

 

We will also spend some time researching what happened to Pompeii and linking to our previous knowledge from last year’s history topic on the Romans. Our artwork will be linked to landscapes, focusing on artists Van Gogh and Matisse and the work of volcano artist Margaret Godfrey, while our DT focus will be on creating an exploding volcano and designing an earthquake resistant building. 

 

The science focus until half term is ‘States of Matter’. This includes solids, liquids and gases properties and changes such as melting, freezing, evaporation and condensation. After half term we will be looking at ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ including life processes, classification and natural and human made changes to an environment.

  

We continue to follow White Rose curriculum in Maths and the Year 3 topic overview can be found on the Maths Curriculum page by clicking here.

 

Our PE days will be Wednesday and Friday.

On these days the children need to come to school in their school PE kit with their school uniform packed to change into if they get very wet during a PE lesson.

Please remember jogging bottoms when the weather turns colder.

 

The Year 3 team is Mr Leivers and Mrs Boese.

Please feel free to contact us at the following email address tleivers@nshprimary.co.uk

 

 

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