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What are we getting up to in Spring 2?


Science - We're asking "Are we different or are we the same?"   We want to know about bodies, skeletons and nutrition.  


Geography - A study of the Peak District Vs Derby city.   What is it like to live in these places?  What are the physical and human features of these places? What is the same and what is different?   What kinds of jobs do people have in these places?


R.E. - We begin a new R.E. enquiry where we will learn about Easter and forgiveness.   Our key question is: What is 'good' about Good Friday?


Maths - We start this half term looking at length and perimeter.


English - We start this half term by creating our own warning tales. 

Science Week 


Year 3 have been tasked with building a scaled model of a bridge which could be constructed in the Peak District. After exploring various types of bridges and design ideas we had a first attempt. 

World Book Day 📚


To celebrate our love of reading the children became the authors and published their own stories they had written during their writing lessons. I hope you all enjoyed reading their brilliant stories. 

We also enjoyed a visit from the author Clare Elsom who has written and illustrated many children's books. She gave us a lesson on how to draw animals from simple shapes. 
Sometimes you just have to kick back and relax with a good book.

Here's what we will be learning in Spring 1!


Science - We will learn about forces and magnets in this topic. 


History - We're travelling back to Ancient Greece for our topic this half term. What influence did the ancient Greeks have on our lives today? What will we learn about the gods and monsters in Greek myths? 


R.E. - We begin a new R.E. enquiry where we will learn about Jesus' miracles and question whether these were real or if there's another explanation.


Maths - Division, multiplication problems, money and statistics.


English -this will link to our topic of Ancient Greece. We will be exploring Theseus and the Minotaur as well as writing a diary entry of a day in the life of a Greek.

Creating a simple game using our knowledge of forces and magnets. We were able to move a figure around a race track using a paper clip and a magnet. 
Practicing our money skills through role play 💷💰
Can you make a paper clip move without contact using magnetic forces? 
Researching the Ancient Greek Olympics

All About the Olympics for Kids - The History and Symbols of The Olympics: FreeSchool - Help support more content like this! The Olympics are a famous world-wide sporting event that takes place every few years. They have a history based in the ancient Greek Olympics, but there are new traditions as well!


Practicing our SAQ (speed, agility and quickness) skills.


For our magical middle we enjoyed a day full of Ancient Greek activities and fun. We started the day off with a talk from our Ancient Greek visitor Alex (Alexis) before having a go at a quiz he had prepared for us. We then tackled some Ancient Greek board games and puzzles as well as a democratic vote. The afternoon saw a very energetic war game followed by a performance of Theseus and the Minotaur staring our very own year 3 children! A great day had by all. 

Science - in the last couple of weeks we have been investigating forces and magnets. In week 3 we were learning whether all metals are magnetic. In week 4 we investigated which surface would allow a car to travel the furthest. 
In reading we have been learning more about Ancient Greek Myths. In week 2 we have been exploring a text called The Underworld. 
To begin to understand how magnets work, we started our Science lesson by exploring the classroom with a magnet. 
Ancient Greece - Sensational Starter
For our Ancient Greece sensation starter we decided to do something a little different. Check out the pictures below of our children grape squashing and designing their own unique Greek plate.

This is what we will be covering in Autumn 2:


Topic - Our main focus this term will be Geography and the children will be learning about different countries around the world to become Atlas Detectives. 


Science - We will be studying Light. This will involve looking at the dangers of UV light, shadows, sources of light and reflections.


English - We will be looking at non-chronological reports and we will be making links with our geography topic throughout English.


Maths - We will be covering the topics of multiplication and division. 


RE - We will continue to learn about the religion of Islam.


Check out website pages regularly for updates on our exciting work!

Today we had a letter from Santa himself! As year 3 are now expert atlas detectives, Santa wrote to us to see if we could help him plan his route around the U.K on Christmas Eve.


The children worked in pairs to locate the major cities around the U.K and provide Santa with important information about the terrain he would be travelling over.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!


For our fantastic finale for the topic of light, year 3 created Christmas decorations which required a light source.


Check out our festive creations.

Practice your spelling and times tables using Spelling Shed and TT Rockstars.


Will it be you who tops our leader board?

The annual football match played on the eastern shore of the Isle of Naboombu which attracts thousands of visitors each year.

[bedknobs and broomsticks] stop that ball

The Isle Of Naboombu


Check out this WAGOLL (what a good one looks like) for a non-chronological report about the Island of Naboombu. An island shaped like a crescent moon where hybrid fruits grow and an abundance of wildlife roam the lush green forests.

Why not create your own Kahoot quiz to share your expert knowledge with others.
Just some of the countries we'll be investigating this half term.



This is what we will be covering in Autumn 1:


Topic - Our main focus this term will be History and the children will be learning about The Stone Age through to the Iron Age. 


Science - We will be studying Rocks and Soils. This will involve looking at rocks as well as a visit from a Geologist!


English - We will be looking at non-chronological reports and we will be making links with our history topic throughout English.


Maths - We will be starting with place value and numbers to 1000 then moving onto addition and subtraction. We will also have multiplication and arithmetic workshops to develop these skills. 


RE - We will look at role models, our heroes and begin to look at the religion of Islam.


Check out website pages regularly for updates on our exciting work!

Uncovering our very own fossils.
Found by a member of our class around Swadlincote. What a thoughtful act of kindness!
Building Stonehenge
Science - Hardness Test
We have been testing the hardness of different types of rocks. We used a nail and sandpaper to scratch the rocks and recorded our observations. We observed that rocks such as chalk were extremely crumbly (and quite messy) whereas rocks such as marble and granite were very tough!
Refresh your brain about the different types of rock and give this video a watch.

3 Types of Rocks | #aumsum

3 Types of Rocks. On the bases of their formation, rocks are broadly divided into three types, namely igneous rocks, sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks. Igneous rocks are found in volcanic regions. Igneous rocks are formed from magma, which is a molten material found deep inside the earth.

Science - Sensational Starter

To begin our learning in Science we had a visit from a real life geologist!


He shared lots of facts about the three types of rock (sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous) and even showed us cool experiments to simulate the making of the three different kinds of rocks.



Stone Age Day


Children and adults alike kicked off their Stone Age learning journey with a sensational starter day. A visit from a real life Stone Age women called Om. We asked Om lots of questions to understand who she was and how she lived.