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Year 3 - Marie Curie Class

Year 3 Autumn 1 Curriculum Information


In Autumn 1, we will be exploring many exciting new things.  We will be reading several new books including ‘The Wild Robot,’ ‘The Street Beneath my Feet’ and ‘Stone Age Boy.’ We are always trying to include our school values in everything we do.  This term we will be working in the classroom on self-belief, honesty, confidence, teamwork and more …  We will also be going on a trip to a working farm, which will be very exciting for the children.

In the classroom we will be using these books to encourage the children with their story writing. The children will also be designing and writing a holiday brochure.  We will also be talking about where we live in Geography this term. We will look at compasses and how to read maps and our Big Question is: ‘How can we find our location?’  In Science our Big Questions is: ‘How are rocks formed?’ We will be learning about different scientists and particularly what geologists do. In History we are finding out about The Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Our Big Question in History is: ‘How have British settlements developed to improve civilisation in the modern world?’ Maybe you could visit the public library together to borrow a book on one of these topics?

In Maths we will continue learning about place value, we will also be reinforcing our knowledge of addition and subtraction this term. Please use TT Rockstars to encourage your child with their timestables. 

In Art and Design Technology, the children will have opportunities to practise their skills about different artists on themed days. Our class is called ‘The Marie Curie’ class and we have researched and found information out about her. She was such a significant person in history, ask your child about her. In RE this term we are learning about ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?’ In PHSE our focus is looking at ‘Being me in my world’ and considering self identity and worth.

The children will also start learning French with a specialist teacher and they will also have weekly computer lessons on Purple Mash.

In PE the children will be going swimming on a Wednesday morning. On Thursday they will be practising Fundamentals, which will develop the skills of balancing, running, jumping, hopping and skipping.


We have so much more planned for this half term, which we look forward to sharing with you all on Class Dojo. Please keep looking on our Class Dojo page for regular updates and information.