Welcome to Year 3 at Bloxwich Academy Primary

Throughout the year, we will be looking at different topics: Through the Ages, Rocks, Relics and Rumbles and Emperors and Empires. Year 3 will be using a program called ‘Timetables Rockstars’ to help them learn their timetables.

Through the Ages Project

In the Through the Ages project, your child will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles Project

In the Rocks, Relics and Rumbles project, your child will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have.

Emperors and Empires Project

In the Emperors and Empires project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.

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Miss Colley

Staff

Mrs Baxter (Year 3 lead)

Miss Fowler

Miss Colley

Mr Swift

Mrs Evans – Teaching Assistant

PE Day

Our PE day is Tuesday

Spellings

Each week, Year 3 will be given a list of spelling words for them to learn over the weekend. We will have a spelling test in school each Friday.

Homework

Each week, the children will be asked to read their Accelerated Reading book and play TimesTable Rockstars. We kindly ask that you sign your child’s reading diary once you have heard them read. When they come back into school, they will take a quiz to assess their reading level.