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Y3 3MD/3WS

Welcome to Year 3!


Welcome to the class page for 3MD/3WS


Our teachers are Miss Dixon (3MD) and Mr Simmons (3WS).



Home learning is important and each week children have a set of spellings to learn. These are added to classdojo each Friday of every week. Spelling tests take place every Friday. Reading at home is also encouraged and rewarded and we recommend at least 3 days a week. Reading folders go home on every day and need to be returned to school every Wednesday. 


PE days - Tuesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor)

We expect children to bring their full kit all week and ensure all items of clothing are labelled. Earrings are NOT permitted for PE, nor plasters to cover them. They must be removed on PE days. 


This year our topics are The Stone Age, Brilliant Barnsley, and World War 2 Evacuees. Read on to find out what your child will be learning...


Autumn term: Stone Age Adventures

This term's topic is History-based. Children will be transported right back to early settlements and learn all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. They will explore the impact of early settlers on life today and discover how technology changed through history, in particular tools, weaponary and jewellery.

Science: Rocks/Animals including humans

Geography: Map skills

Computing: Systems, Networks and stop frame animation  

Art: Sketching rocks/Cave paintings

DT: Eating Seasonally (Food)/Pneumatic systems (Mechanisms)

RE: Christianity

Music: Charanga singing/instrumental work/glockenspiel

PSHE will focus on Living in the wider world


Spring term: Brilliant Barnsley

This term's topic is History/Geography-based. Children will go back in time and learn what life was like for Barnsley's child miners. They will explore the mining industry and its importance for our local area, realising the dangers as they go along. Pupils will also learn about Barnsley in the modern age, researching its people and taking inspiration from the 'Barnsley Nightingale', folk musician Kate Rusby.

Science: Plants/Light

Geography: The world, including continents and map skills

Computing: E-Safety/Coding

Art: Sketching based on Kara Walker/Painting based on Andy Warhol

DT: Castles (Structures)/Cushions (Textiles)

RE: Hinduism

Music: Folk music

PSHE will focus on building positive relationships with families and friends


Summer term: World War 2 Evacuees

This term's topic is history based. Children will go back in time and learn about World War 2 and Evacuees. The children will visit Eden Camp to transport them back to experience the sights, sounds and smells of War time Britain. 

Science: Forces and Magnets

Geography: Compasses/European maps

Computing: Research skills/photography

Art: Printing and Sculpture from Moore & Hepworth  

DT: Static electricity (electrical systems)/ Electronic charm (digital world)

RE: Buddhism

Music: Music from around Europe

PSHE will focus on health and wellbeing


If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to speak to a member of our team, either at the beginning or end of the school day.

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