Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 is an exciting and fun place to be with many interesting lessons, trips and opportunities to get creative!
In Time Detectives, we explore how Britain changed from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Children work like detectives to explore artefacts and research to find out how people lived in those times.
We visit an Ice Age cave at Creswell Crags and learn how they lived there and explore the real life artefacts in the museum. We also go to Forest School at Hednesford Park to learn survival skills, den building, natural painting and toasting marshmallows.
Children use the idea of the legacy these Ages left us with and try to come up with own ‘Age’ and we create a time capsule to bury.
Alive and Kicking
In Alive and Kicking, children explore how to lead a healthy lifestyle through exercise and healthy eating. We research current world issues such a sugar in drinks and where our food comes from.
Children work like a business team to research popular flavours of fruit and use this to create smoothies to sell to the rest of the school. Children also create healthy chips and make sugar free ketchup.
Children visit the Snowdome to take part in exercise classes and snow play and Chartwell’s catering team visit us with a smoothie bike to combine fitness, healthy eating and fun.
Work like an Egyptian
Children learn about life in Ancient Egypt, including life in the home, food and the hierarchy of jobs. We compare this to the hierarchy of jobs in the school and children are also given Egyptian jobs and have to ‘earn’ their wage throughout the topic with good work. Children research why the Nile was the best place to live in Ancient times and create video advertisements to persuade people to move to the Nile.
Children also research how Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered and recreate this scene using a ‘tomb’ in the classroom. Children are visited by an archaeologist and learn how to work like archaeologists on a ‘dig’ in the sand to find real Egyptian artefacts.
Children then compare this to modern Egypt and book a holiday for a family by comparing internet and brochure options. They use research to create their own holiday brochures for the family to use on holiday.
Through all of our curriculum, we teach pupils British values and how to celebrate diversity. We aim to raise their awareness of radicalisation and extremist views, whatever the source. We have adopted the principles and advice found in ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016’ and the 2015 ‘Prevent duty’.
These are incorporated into our school policy on tackling extremism.