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Term 1

Year 3 - Term 1

Welcome to the start of year 3!
Please have a read of the information below to find out more about what we will be learning and focusing on this half-term!

Through the Ages

History, Geography, Art and Design


This term, our topic is 'Through the Ages' which focuses on history throughout pre-historic Britain. We will investigate how times changed as the ages moved between the Stone Age into the Bronze and Iron ages.

To help us understand how people used to live, we will create timelines of important events and even have a fire on the field to cook as Stone Age people once did.

The children will be learning about changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement.



Term 1 Reading 


This term our key text will be 'Stone Age Boy'. This book will be linked to our topic 'Through the Ages' as it transports the reader back to the Stone Age with an engaging narrative alongside factual information. We have also chosen fiction texts with humorous takes on Stone Age living:



Term 1 Maths 


In maths this term, we will be revisiting our learning about number and place value from year 2. We will then further understand how 3 digit numbers are made up and how they can be partitioned (split apart). We will be building and representing numbers using concrete apparatus, including: arrow cards, place value counters and hundred blocks (Diennes).



We will also continue to practise our times tables by having weekly quizzes and daily Maths Meetings.

Please support your child by practising their 2, 5 and 10 times tables.

The links below may be useful to help support with some extra practise!




Term 1 Science 


This term in science, our focus topic is 'Rocks and Soils'. In this topic, we will learn about the 3 different types of rock, how fossils are formed and what is in the soil.

We will conduct different experiments to help us answer questions related to our topic. 


Term 1 P.E. 


This term, the children will be having two P.E. sessions per week, so need to come to school in their P.E. kit.


Our P.E days:

Rabbit Class : Monday and Wednesday

Hedgehog Class: Tuesday and Wednesday


Our main focuses will be circuit training, team building activities and invasion games.