--- Year 3 Curriculum

Heritage Hunters
 
Summer Term
 
For the Summer Term, the children we be researching the local area and look at how Plymouth has changed over time. We will start by focusing on Central Park when it was a zoo in the 1960's. After that, we will go further back in time to World War 2 and look at the impact that it had on Plymouth. The main area of focus will be on the Home Front, looking at how lives had to change due to the war. 
China Week: We began the Summer Term with a whole school China Week. During the week, the children learnt about their religion, language and traditions. The pictures below show the Chinese dragon that the whole year group made that we then paraded around the school for all the parents to see. 
Elmer: As part of the huge Elmer project that his taking part across the Plymouth, the children spent an amazing day with our school Elmer that we had to design and paint our jigsaw piece. Taking inspiration from the artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the children designed their special pattern that encapsulated the whole school theme of every body being different.
Far Far Away
 
Spring Term
 

Throughout the Spring term, the children will become investigators, adventurers and potion makers for our new topic of 'Far Far Away. We have started our topic by exploring the world and locating seas, continents and the place we live. As the unit progresses will be researching many different places around the world and compare them to the places that we live. Our English units will follow a fairy tale theme and we will begin to explore these classic tales with a slight twist. We look forward to many exciting times ahead for the Spring Term and hope to get out on many amazing adventures. 

From disappointment to jubilation! Due to 3S not being able to go on the school trip to Mount Edgcumbe we took part in a Den Building survival challenge. As you can see, much fun was had by everyone!
 
After finally finding a break in the weather, 3S managed to escape to Mount Edgcumbe for our forest adventure. As you can see, we still didn't escape the rain but definitely had some fun.
Ancient Adventurers
 
Autumn Term
What was life like in the Stone Age?
As part of our Stone Age topic the children went back in time and experienced what life might have been like for people in the Stone Age. They learnt to make their own fires and jewellery and created cave drawing stories of animals and people going out to hunt. As you can see, the children looked incredible in their fancy dress and we all had a great day going back in time.
 
Last Week, the year 3's went on an amazing trip to Kents Cavern where they learnt all about life during Stone Age times. They had to chance to gets hands on with real Stone Age artefacts, navigate through the amazing caves and experience what total darkness looks like in the bears den. This caused many of screams and shrieks. The children had a great day, please enjoy some of the pictures of our trip.
Animal Break In
 
Monday morning was no ordinary morning in Year 3. The children came in all happy and excited for a new day of exciting learning to be greeted with a catastrophe in all of the classrooms. There had been an almighty break in with rumours of broken gates and loud noises being heard through the night. All the classes had been turned upside down with huge footprints all over the place, scratch marks down the walls and even 'poo' left all over the floor and tables. As you can see the children had great fun investigating all of the evidence and breaking up the 'poo' to determine what animals may have been to blame for the mess.
Grandparents Lunch
 
Year 3 hosted the first grandparents lunch of the year and it was a fantastic success. It was great to see and meet so many grandparents and share stories of their time in school. As you can see they all enjoyed a lovely roast dinner and then spent time in class with all the children playing games sharing lots of laughs and jokes. Thank you all for making these days a fantastic experience and we hope to do it all over again soon.