Y3 Curriculum

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Y3 Curriculum

In Year 3, we work hard at developing the children’s own independence and learning about the new routines at Carterknowle Junior School.

We plan engaging and inspiring projects to help the children aspire to become potential experts of the future.  We also help children to develop their social and emotional skills through carefully planned ‘Philosophy for Children’ activities.

Creativity, alongside parent involvement, is at the heart of our curriculum and the children love sharing their learning with their families at the end of the project.  

‘There’s No Place Like Home’

Autumn term 1, we become conscientious citizens as we learn about our place in the world locally, nationally and globally in Geography.  We look at where we live and go to school, study famous landmarks in the city of Sheffield and why people settled here originally.

‘A Christmas Carol’

The Year 3s take a close look at the traditions behind Christmas by taking part in a city-wide carol performance and enjoy the delights of making decorations as part of the Christmas Tree Festival at Millhouses Church.  We become worthy historians when we discover where some of the traditions come from and experience what it was like in a real Victorian classroom! 

‘May the Force Be With You’

In the first Spring Term the Year 3s become engineers as they learn all about the Forces around us and develop the Design and Technology skills as they make, test and race their very own moving vehicle made out of card and wood.

‘Let’s Rock’

In the second Spring term Year 3 children further develop their historical understanding of the world through examining and imitating Stone Age art. We develop key sketching and painting skills and enjoy studying artefacts found from the Stone Age era.  In particular, Year 3s learn about the oldest house to be found at Starr Carr archaeological site, near Scarborough.

‘Grow It, Cook It, Eat It’

In the first Summer term we become super scientists as we study Plants and Animals.  The children have a wonderful time at Whirlow Farm where they find out where some of our food comes from; they also discover the importance of a well-balanced and nutritious diet.  Year 3s also have a great time growing their own plants and testing them under different conditions to see how they grow.

‘Veni,Vidi, Vici’

In the final term of the year the children further improve their historical understanding of the world, through examining the influence and importance of the Roman Empire on Britain.  The children will learn and discover what life was like for a Roman soldier and improve their designing skills when they make a Roman shield and decorative mosaic tile.

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