Year 3

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Year 3 Term 1: Bristol and Beyond!

This term, Year 3 are learning about the history of flight and the importance of Bristol in aviation development. We will begin by learning about the Wright Brothers and their first successful flight. After, we will find out Amelia Earhart and see if we can solve the mystery of her disappearance! We will be finishing the topic in Bristol by studying the Filton airfield and the importance of Concorde.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

Wright Brothers  http://www.ducksters.com/biography/wright_brothers.php

Amelia Earhart http://www.ducksters.com/biography/women_leaders/amelia_earhart.php

Concorde http://www.tenfactsabout.co.uk/0007concorde.htm

 

 


Year 3 Term 2: Light Up the World!

This term, Year 3 will be learning about light and shadows. We will be learning about what is needed for us to see and how the sun can be dangerous. We will be investigating shadows and how they are formed. We will also be making shadow puppets and performing with them. We will be creating artwork in the style of Mondrian and Kandinsky.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/light/read/1/

http://art-educ4kids.weebly.com/piet-mondrian-colour-and-line.html

 

 


Year 3 Term 3: What a load of junk!

This term, Year 3 will be learning about magnetic forces. We will be learning about magnetic poles and observing how magnets attract and repel each other. We will also be comparing and grouping materials based on given criteria.

In English we will be reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/physical_processes/magnets/read/1/

http://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/magnets

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/z878q6f

 

 


Year 3 Term 4: It’s a Small World

This term, Year 3 will be learning about ancient and modern day Greece. In geography, we will be learning about similarities and differences between the terrain and climate in Greece and the UK. We will also become historians and travel back in time to learn about life in Ancient Greece. In science, we will be learning about fossils and soils.

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/ancient_greeks/

http://www.ngkids.co.uk/did-you-know/10-facts-about-the-Ancient-Greeks

http://www.discoveringfossils.co.uk/whatisafossil.htm

 

 


Year 3 Term 5: Horrible Histories

This term, Year 3 will be the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be looking at Neolithic hunter gathers especially around Skara Brae. We will then move onto the Bronze Age looking at religion, technology and travel. Finally, we will end up in the Iron Age looking at hill forts, tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture. To help with our understanding of these historic events, we will be going on an exciting trip to Stonehenge!

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

Stone Age - http://timetravellerkids.co.uk/time-travel/stone-age/

Bronze Age – http://history.parkfieldict.co.uk/pre-history/bronze-age

Iron Age – http://kids.britannica.com/elementary/article-353302/Iron-Age

 

 


Year 3 Term 6: Wild Things

This term, Year 3 will be learning about plants! We will be learning about the different parts and functions of flowering plants. We will also explore the requirements of plants for life and growth and investigate the way in which water is transported within plants. 

Further information that may be of interest can be found at the following links:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/living_things/plant_life_cycles/read/1/

http://www.greatplanthunt.org/

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?s=living-things/plant-animal-habitats

http://www.mbgnet.net/bioplants/earth.html