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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Throughout the year, the children will study a wide variety of topics and subjects as they transition to the juniors. Their English lessons introduce them to the detail that different types of texts contain and the children progress with their reading and writing skills. They begin to explore the intricacies of grammar and sentence construction, gain a broader understanding of how writers use a variety of techniques to engage and excite the reader, and develop their spoken language skills through a multitude of public performance opportunities such as their class assembly. The children enjoy finding out more about numbers and learn how to systematically approach a worded problem with more than one step and become familiar with a range of mental and written methods. Investigations consolidate learning, and they learn how to handle data too. In science, the children learn about healthy eating and great fun is had when naming the parts of the human structure using our resident skeleton! Thrilling investigations using springs and magnets help the children to understand more about the forces of the world. The historical journey from prehistoric Britain to the Greeks and then Egyptians are all reflected on in Art and DT lessons and in geography our journey takes from Bookham and the surrounding area, to Greece and then on to India.

Highlights of the year include our trip to Butser Ancient Farm where we extend our understanding of prehistoric Britain linked to history, and our Diwali dance workshop enhancing the learning in PE and RE. Explore our trips and visits section for more information about the exciting adventures that await our year 3 pupils.

Please find attached the presentation shared with parents at the information meeting.

For any further information about what life is like for your child in year 3, please contact your child's class teacher.

Miss Dawson and Miss Shamp

Curriculum Map

Your child will study a wide variety of topics as part of their curriculum studies at Great Bookham School. Please see below details of the curriculum content that your child will study in year 3.