Our Year 3 classes are:
Otters and Turtles
Otters: Mr Sweeny/Mrs Wilkinson
Turtles: Mrs Stockdale/Mrs Phillips
ETA for both classes: Mrs King
Teaching and Learning in Year 3
Take a look at our long term plan to see what we will be learning throughout the course of the year.
Our topics are: Stone Age to Iron Age, Rome Vs. Home and The Romans
Medium term plans:
Every year group in our school learns about a different country. By the end of year 6, the children have complied a Passport to the World containing the learning they have done about each country. In year 3, our class country is Italy. We learn a lot about Italy through our topics Rome Vs. Home and The Romans.
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economics education)
PSHE education in school is promoted through our wide and varied curriculum which is carefully planned to enhance the children’s personal, social, emotional and economic development.
At Golcar J, I & N School, we use the PSHE Association’s three core themes: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World. These three themes form part of a developmental, spiral curriculum. This means that the same key principles are revisited each year but are taken a step further to build upon the children’s knowledge and understanding. They permeate school life and are discussed regularly in assemblies and lessons, forming part of our day to day vocabulary.
Health and Wellbeing
Children will be following the thematic model document for health and wellbeing. There is no sensitive subject matter to inform you of at this time. During the first half term (Easter to May half term), children will be exploring healthy and unhealthy choices in relation to food, exercise and sleep. They will also discuss habits and the positive and negative effects these can have on a healthy lifestyle. In addition to this, we will discuss feelings and strategies to identify, talk about and manage their feelings.
After May half term to Summer, children will learn about growing and changing. This will involve recognising how strengths and interests form part of a person’s identity, discussions about what children are proud of (both in and out of school) as well as basic strategies to manage setbacks. Our final few weeks learning will focus on keeping safe in the local environment and familiar places. We will identify typical hazards at home and in school, discuss fire safety as well as road, rail, water and firework safety. Children will explore how to assess and manage these risks and the importance of following safety rules from parents and other adults.
Year group newsletters contain information about current learning, reminders, how to support your child's learning at home and key dates. The newsletters are sent out via School Ping, are uploaded to our Class Dojo pages and can be viewed by clicking the links below.