Year 3 – A new Key Stage!
Year 3 will see children continue to develop their skills in Reading, Writing, Mathematics. They will not only consolidate their learning but also embed new skills crucial in their development. Children will have weekly lessons in all subjects including History, Geography, Science and Art and they will experience both indoor and outdoor P.E. Our St Thomas’ Superstar learners will underpin life in Year 3 and each week a child in each class will be chosen as ‘Superstar Learner’ linked to a specific value that they have demonstrated.
Autumn Term – The Stone Age
Autumn’s topic learning will be centred around the Stone Age. This will encompass the majority of our topic learning and we shall guide children through life in the Stone Age. This will be done with a class text, The Stone Age Boy and the historical enquiry that will drive a curiosity and enrich their historical knowledge. In Geography, we will begin to understand continents and hone in on our continent: Europe. We will focus on the countries, cities, landscape, and explore the region in depth.
Spring Term – The Romans
Children will develop their knowledge and skills whilst learning about the Romans. This will again drive the curriculum and guide us through a historical journey into the past. Children should make links between the Romans and modern life and examine artefacts and historical sites, such as Pompeii and Herculaneum that tell us about the past and what life was like to live in Italy. In Geography, We will be comparing life in villages around the world and diving into key differences and key concepts that influence culture.
Summer Term – Our Local Area
The summer term will bring new topics to explore. History and Geography will merge into one large topic to enable children to investigate and learn all about our local area. The children will be exploring human and physical features as well as the historical importance of the area. Children will use online mapping to draw comparisons between the past and modern day Wednesfield/Wolverhampton. Should the situation change, this topic will allow children and the class to really explore our local area both near and in the city.