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Year 3

Welcome to Y3


Topics and Trips


Autumn Term

We start the year with a geography and history unit called Where in the World am I?  It will start with a location activity and map work task linked to our school and will build up to a piece of work focused on Southampton. We will also have a science unit based on nutrition called 'There's a rumble in my tummy'. The children will be designing, making and evaluating a healthy sandwich.  We also plan to teach a science unit about magnets and forces which is titled 'Feel the Force'. 

Alongside all the brilliant learning, the children also lead the school with the Christmas celebrations and will be perform and sing in the December Christmas Production. 


Spring Term 

We will launch the return to school with 'Let there be light' this is a science unit about light and we plan to produce a shadow puppet show to apply our light skills. 

Our main topics for this term are The Dawn of Time and Meet the Flintstones (The Stone Age). Through these topics we will cover rocks and soils, volcanoes and earthquakes.  There will be a visit Butser Farm to learn all about Stone Age life.


Summer Term

This term is always a popular one. We learn all about the Ancient Egyptians in 'Where's my mummy?' There will be an Ancient Egyptian Day where the children (and teachers) have the opportunity to dress up as Ancient Egyptians and take part in a play in a day activity. Ben from Treehouse Theatre involves all the children in a fun and interactive day. We also learn all about plants in 'Blooming Marvellous'. 


If you have any questions about the work or school routines, please speak to your child's classteacher or myself.


We hope you have a brilliant Year 3 year with us. 


New Intake Evening

Year 3 Art

Since the beginning of the term, we have been learning about our class artists and have had opportunities to try and re-create some of their famous artwork.

Thorpe class has been learning about Mackenzie Thorpe and his abstract art which shows relations to happiness and love so you will often see hearts in his images.

Seurat class has been looking at the artwork of the French artist Georges Seurat and his technique of pointillism and how this technique can be created using different resources.

Britto class has been looking at the Brazilian artist Romero Britto who is a pop artist and uses cubism in his work. They have created images using different patterns.

Kyle class has been looking at the Scottish textile designer Gillian Kyle and recreating some of her images of patterned aprons and highland cattle.

Mondrian class has been looking at the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and his abstract artwork. They have re-created some of his artwork using paints of primary colours and straight lines.

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  • Botley Road, Fair Oak, Eastleigh
  • Hampshire, SO50 7AN
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