Year 3

Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 is a fun year packed with exciting, adventure and learning.

This year, children will be doing learning linked to the topics of: Roald Dahl – Master Storyteller, Mapping Birmingham and The Romans. Children will have the opportunity to see a production of Jack and the Beanstalk, have a go at storytelling, do orienteering and visit Birmingham City Centre. They will also take part in a Roman banquet and Roman invasion!

In literacy children will be learning how to write creative and engaging stories as well as using their knowledge of Birmingham to create a persuasive text. They will also develop their writing skills by writing across many different genres. There will also be a strong focus on grammar and handwriting throughout the year.

In numeracy, children will love our practical and engaging maths lessons. They will learn how to use different calculation strategies to help them solve real life maths problems. Children will also improve their math skills through the use of Mathletics and regular times tables practice.

Finally, amongst lots of other amazing opportunities, children will have the chance to develop their swimming skills.

Please visit this page again to see more information and pictures about the types of learning we have been doing.

To complete our Topic, Mapping Birmingham, we visited Birmingham City Centre. Before we set off, we planned our route with our teachers. We had to make sure that there were alternative routes because there is lots of construction work going on in Birmingham at the moment. We started our route at the new library, walked through the ICC and down the canal. We walked over the old bridges to get to the other side of the canal and then back over a newer bridge. Next, we walked back past the library to Victoria Square where we saw the Town Hall and council house. We were amazed to see how Birmingham has changed recently with a great mixture of old and new buildings! We used trundle wheels to measure the distance between the different places we walked. Finally, we had a go at sketching some of the buildings we walked past.