Year 3

Class Information

Home reader books can be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We encourage children to write in their reading journals at least 3 times a week with a relevant comment, for example, about a favourite character or part of the book. We will hear your child read regularly in school to assess their progress.  Reading is essential to progress so please try and hear your child read as often as possible.

Spelling and maths champion targets will be sent home on the first Friday of each half term and be tested on the last week of each half term.

P.E. The children will be doing PE on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Please ensure all belongings are clearly labelled.

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: How the World Works

Central Idea: Forces of nature can sometimes transform the physical world.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Formation of earthquakes and volcanoes.
  • Natural disasters nationally and globally.
  • How natural disasters affect life.

Previous Units

Spring Term 2021/22

Unit of Inquiry

Transdisciplinary Theme: An inquiry into access to equal opportunities.

Central Idea: A person can be treated differently based on their identity.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Identity and stereotypes
  • Diversity and discrimination
  • Human rights
Winter Term 2021/22

Unit of Inquiry

Theme: Who We Are

Central Idea: Humans are all unique, and they make decisions which will affect their own and others (personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual) health.

We will inquire into:

  • How we are all special in our own ways
  • What makes a balanced lifestyle and how this leads to a healthy one
  • How we can support each other to be healthy


A graphic of different healthy foods and activities forming the shape of a love heart with the words 'Healthy Lifestyle' in the centre.
Autumn Term 2021/22

Unit of Inquiry

Theme: How we organise ourselves

Central Idea: Networks often exist to allow the movement of goods.

We will inquire into:

  • What networks exist
  • Where goods move around the world
  • Fairtrade
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