Year 3

Summer Term 2019 – 1st half – Magnificent Mountains

‘Could you reach the summit?’

Class 3 are extremely excited to get started on their new summer term topic ‘Magnificent Mountains’. We will begin our learning by understanding physical geography and identifying how mountains are formed. We will conduct research about inspirational mountaineers such as: Sir Christian John Story Bonnington and Edmund Hillary and create information booklets about their experiences. We will identify the six key mountain ranges in the world and consider the positive and negative impact tourism has on mountainous environments. Class 3 will get creative as they create their own paper mache mountains considering the physical features of mountains such as: Everest or the Matterhorn. They will create mountain artwork using pastels inspired by Georgia O’Keefe.


Spring Term 2019 – Tribal Tales

Could you live to tell the Tribal Tale?

This spring term year 3 will be learning to tell a ‘Tribal Tale’ as they discover the prehistoric eras from the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. They will also identify how early humans lived in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. They will have the exciting opportunity of taking part in an educational visit to Creswell Crags, this will involve the children taking part in caving, survival skills and creating their very own cave art. Towards the end of the topic the children will pull together their learning to create their very own child led workshop for their parents/carers.

Autumn Term 2018-2019 – Potty about the Potteries

Who is the Master Potter?

This autumn term Year 3 are going ‘Potty about the Potteries’ as they are learning all about the history of the Stoke-on-Trent. The first half term will be spent digging deeper into the history of Stoke-on-Trent by looking into what put the Potteries on the map, canals, James Brindley, transport, child labour and the milestone of the Clean Air act. The second half term will be spent looking at pottery. We will be learning about the famous potters: Josiah Wedgwood, Clarice Cliff and Emma Bridgewater. We will have the opportunity to visit Middleport Pottery to see the beautiful poppies and an exciting visit to the World of Wedgwood. Towards the end of our topic we will be choosing our favourite potter and designing and making our very own pots to sell at our school Enterprise fayre. Who will be the Master Potter?