Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School


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Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2021-2022

The Year 3 Team

Miss Milbourn's Story Time

Term 3 Week 2


In Year 3 this term our new text is called ‘The Rhythm of the Rain’ by Grahame Baker-Smith.

This beautiful story tells of a little boy who loves to play with water. The story evolves around the science of the water cycle. Children in Year 3 have been exploring facts and information about the water cycle in the Discovery Centre.

In English the children are all becoming impressively proficient in the use of the past progressive tense and learning to multiply 2 digits by 1 digit in maths.

In RE we are learning about The Trinity and how water is an important symbol in Christianity.

In geography the focus this term is on mountains and the children have been learning all about their magnificent geographical features. In history the children are learning about what it would be like to live in the Iron Age, specifically what they ate, drank and how they started to farm animals (e.g. pigs, sheep and cows).

In science, the children had a special lesson based around sending British satellites into space to observe issues surrounding climate change, for example bushfires, landfill and icebergs. We researched the issues and then carried out an exciting ice caps experiment to measure the rise in sea levels.

In computing, we loved building LEGO models and programming them to respond to a motion sensor. Check out the pictures below!

Term 2 Week 7

It has definitely been a very hectic and exciting end of term; full of Christmas crafts, singing and acting.  It was a great culmination to a long term in which the children have worked hard and achieved so much. We are very proud of their efforts.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning the songs for our nativity and , although disappointed by not performing in front of parents, put on a brilliant performance to be filmed. Make sure you use the link to watch it with your loved ones over Christmas.

Each class has also had a lovely time creating Christmas cards and ornaments; look out for these in your children’s bags.

We wish you all a very restful, safe and happy Christmas.

Term 1

We’ve done lots of exciting learning this week! 

In Maths, we began our new topic: Addition and Subtraction! Within this, we explored exchanging ten for ten ones and one hundred for ten tens in order to add and subtract. In English, we used conjunctions to links two ideas together and wrote persuasive speeches about why the villagers (in our English text, ‘Quill Soup’) should or should not give Noko food. In Science, we learnt about how fossils are made and even made our own fossils out of plasticine! We continued our learning about Australia in Geography by looking at what it would be like to live there and how this compares to living in the UK. In History, we learnt about the different positive impacts of the Roman Invasion such as, having clean water, street cleaners, straight roads and libraries. In RE, we thought about what responsibilities God gave us. 

Please use the below link to find out more about the amazing art Y3 have been creating this term: