Introduction to the Year 3 Curriculum home page.
In Year 3 at Leighton children learn to work with greater independence, building on the key skills taught in Key Stage 1. Learning is exciting, varied and hands-on whenever possible, and is based around a topic each term to broaden children’s knowledge of the wider world:
Autumn Term - Ancient Britain, from Stone Age to Iron Age.
Spring Term – Ancient Egypt
Summer Term – The World Cup
Our main topic is The World Cup. Each group of children will adopt a country which is taking part in the World Cup and will research that country, and groups will compete in our own competition over the second half term to see who wins our Year 3 World Cup, in a number of events in all subjects. We will be learning about the continents and countries around the World. As a class we will be focusing on Portugal. We will also be learning how to read and make our own maps. In Science we will be completing our work about plants, and will then look at how our bodies move and grow, and how to keep them healthy. In R.E. we will learn about how Sikhs live, and in Art we will be doing printing and collage. In PSHE we will be learning about staying safe and managing risk, and about tolerance. Our focus authors will be Anthony Browne and Jeremy Strong.
Autumn Term 2018
The teacher for Lobster Class from September will still be Mr Moore. The Octopus class teacher will be Miss Harris, who we are pleased will be joining our team from Discovery Primary School.In the Autumn term, our main topic will be Ancient Britain, from Stone Age to Iron Age. We will be learning how archaeologists find out about the past, including a visit to our local Bronze Age archaeological site at Flag Fen, and will be exploring how early people lived. We will be trying ancient techniques for painting, pottery, weaving, building and cooking. Our science topics for the term are Rocks and Soils, and Forces and Magnets. Our first author of the month is Roald Dahl, and we will start by reading Fantastic Mr Fox. We will also be covering a wide range of skills in Music, R.E., computing, PSHE and P.E.