Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

The teaching staff in Year 3 are Mr Edginton, Mrs Colquhoun, Mr Fellender and Mrs Bulbulia.

Year 3 Curriculum Map 2018/19

We've had a great start to Year 3 and we are very proud of all the children. Our first topic this year is Brainwaves! The class will become learning detectives and investigate how we learn. 

Brainwaves

The Big Idea

Every day we are learning lots of new and different things – gaining the knowledge, skills and understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn, and how we can improve our learning, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.

In this unit, we’ll be ļ¬nding out:

  • How different people learn
  • About the importance of practice when learning a skill
  • How the brain works
  • How to make connections between our learning
  • How we can share our learning with others
  • Why it is important to learn from other children and cultures around the world
  • How positive thinking can help us to succeed
  • How to look after our brain
  • How to design a school for learning

When they learn children will be:

  • Investigating
  • Thinking
  • Reflecting
  • Researching
  • Teaching
  • Observing
  • Assessing
  • Presenting

Entry Point

For the entry point Year 3 became learning detectives and had to investigate what helps us learn. The children researched in different areas of the school to find resources that would help us learn. 

Exit Point

For our exit point the children thought about everything they have learnt about throughout the Brainwave topic and focused on the three  essentials that help us learn a new skill, which are Knowledge, Understanding and Skill. The children demonstrated a skill to the class and wrote a set of instructions to follow. Based on the three essentials the children created mind maps based on a particular essential. 

Saving The World

The Big Idea

Rainforests once covered 14% of our world’s surface. Now they cover less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. What will we do to help save the rainforest?

In this topic, we will be finding out:

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:
About where rainforests are in the world
Which rainforest products we use in our everyday lives
About the lives of rainforest people and how they compare with our own
How and why the rainforest is being destroyed
Discovering the ways that people are trying to save the rainforest


In ICT & Computing, we’ll be finding out:
How to program and share our own rainforest-themed computer game
In Art, we’ll be finding out:
About rainforest body art and painting our faces in a similar style
How we can use art to create a rainforest scene


In Science, we’ll be finding out:
About different rainforest animals and plants
Where different animals and plants live in the rainforest
Why plants have leaves and why they can be different
About the best conditions to grow a plant
About rainforest fruits and seeds
How to grow our own rainforest plant from a seed


In Technology, we’ll be finding out:
How to plan and make our own tropical fruit drink

Entry Point

For our entry point the children researched a variety of rainforests from around the world and designed part of our classroom to look like the rainforest. The children designed the rainforest using paper, paint and animals.  

The children have been learning all about the different rain forests from across the world. They have labelled a map of the world locating all the different rain forests independently using Atlases and Ipads.